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.
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.
Samsung Note8, Sony Xperia XZ1, LG V30 Earn Netflix HDR
Netflix recently added the Samsung Galaxy Note8, Sony Xperia XZ1, and the LG V30 to the short list of those able to play back high-definition video in HDR. High-dynamic range content offers better contrast than standard content.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Gains HDR Video from Netflix
Netflix recently added the Sony Xperia XZ smartphone to the short list of those able to play back high-definition video in HDR. High-dynamic range content offers better contrast than standard content.
Intel Believes USB Type-C Will Replace 3.5mm Jack
A planned update to the USB Type-C specification will give it more control over audio functions, paving the way for it to fully supplant the 3.5mm headphone jack on most phones. Speaking at the Intel Developers Forum, engineers Brad Saunders and Rahman Ismail explained that the new USB audio standard lowers power usage through USB and defines how buttons on headphones can control music.
Amazon, Google, Microsoft Working On Open Media Formats
A handful of tech companies this week launched the Alliance for Open Media with the intent of creating an open standard for high definition video that will be compatible with all devices across the web. The companies hope to field next-generation codecs that are interoperate and open, optimized for the web, and scalable to any device at any bandwidth.
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....