Nokia, Samsung, Others to Create Mobile High-Def Connector
A handful of mobile phone companies, including Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Toshiba and Silicon Image, have formed the Mobile High-Definition Interface Working Group. The group's goal will be to create a standard port used by mobile phones and other consumer devices to connect to HDTVs or high-definition displays. The standard will specify that a "single-cable with a low pin count interface will be able to support up to 1080p HD digital video and HD audio in addition to delivering power to a portable device." The group intends to form a consortium behind the idea and eventually create a standard specification for such a connector.
SanDisk Shows Off New USB Drive for Android Phones
SanDisk today announced the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0, a flash drive that features a standard USB connector for computers and a microUSB connector for mobile devices. Android device owners can connect the drive directly to the USB port of their phone and transfer content from the phone to the drive or vice versa.
New, Reversible USB Connector Finalized
The USB Promotors Group has finished developing the design and specifications for the USB Type-C plug and port. The Type-C connector will replace the Type-B connector (microUSB) found in most modern mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
New Group Working on Practical 5G
A large and diverse group of mobile companies have formed a new group to work on potential 5G radio technology. The group is focusing specifically on technologies that will work below 6 GHz, near the frequency bands of current mobile networks.
MHL Develops HDMI Cable Compatible with USB Type-C
MHL today said it has developed an HDMI cable that is compatible with with the forthcoming Type-C USB port. Using what it calls MHL Alt Mode, a USB Type-C connector and cable can support the MHL 3 specification, which includes 4K video and multi-channel surround sound audio.
New MHL Spec Supports USB Type-C, 8K Video
The MHL Consortium this week revealed superMHL, a new specification that future proofs its against changes in device connectors and makes dramatic improvements with respect to handling media content. The superMHL connector is reversible, much like Apple's Lightning cable.
Yet another connector!!!
Why isn't microusb good enough?!!!? MicroUSB on one end and HDMI on the other end. . .excuse me for making sense!
No, Jay, you are not making sense. You really do not know what you are talking about....