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.
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.
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.
Verizon Prepaid Now Selling Samsung Galaxy J1
Verizon Wireless recently added the Samsung Galaxy J1 to its lineup of prepaid handsets. The J1 is a compact, entry-level Android smartphone.
SanDisk Debuts 400 GB MicroSD Memory Card for Phones
SanDisk today introduced a microSD card with a capacity of 400 GB. It has more storage than any other mobile memory card, according to SanDisk.