SD Association Announces Wireless LAN SD Spec
The SD Association today announced a new standard for portable memory cards that adds wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) to the cards. Wireless LAN SD cards will support the IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n wireless standard, as well as the SD association's full size SD/SDHC/SDXC and microSD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The SD Association imagines that consumers will be able to use Wi-Fi equipped memory cards in myriad consumer electronics devices, including cameras and other gear, to upload and download content such as images and video automatically via Wi-Fi without the need to plug in wires or connectors. The Wireless LAN SD memory card standard has two interface types: a Web interface and a home network interface. The web mode supports upload and peer-to-peer sharing while the home network supports uploading and home network communications. The SD Association didn't say when it expects Wireless LAN SD cards to reach the market.
Galaxy Note7 Borrows from S7 as Samsung Reworks Pen Features
Samsung today announced the Galaxy Note7, its premier smartphone for the year. The device is narrower than last year's model in order to make it easier to hold, and uses a sturdier aluminum frame with symmetric slabs of Gorilla Glass 5 on either side.
Samsung Shows Off First UFS Memory Cards
Samsung today announced a range of Universal Flash Storage memory cards meant for today's intense video applications. The UFS spec has been used for embedded memory modules since 2015, but this is the first time UFS has appeared in removable memory cards.
Integral Debuts 512 GB MicroSD Card
Integral has announced what is the world's first 512 GB microSD card for smartphones, tablets, cameras, and other devices. Until this week, the highest-capacity card, 400 GB, was sold by SanDisk.
SanDisk Debuts Two 256 GB MicroSD Cards
SanDisk today announce two new high-capacity microSD memory cards for smartphones, tablets, and other devices. Both cards offer 256 GB of storage for photos, music, movies, and other content.