Miracast wireless standard connects with Optimus G, Galaxy S III
One to keep an eye on – a new comms technology that will almost certainly impinge on Android devices. Wednesday saw the official Wi-Fi Alliance launch of Miracast, the new wireless video streaming standard.
Basically, it’s a way to (re) transmit video content to secondary screens. Examples quoted include viewing pictures from a smartphone on a big screen television, sharing a laptop screen with a conference room projector in real-time, and watching live programs from a home cable box on a tablet….
The key twist is that for Miracast connections you don’t need access to a Wi-Fi network. Instead, Miracast connections are formed via Wi-Fi Direct – the ability to connect is embedded in Miracast-certified devices.
The blog AndroidAndMe is quick off the mark in reporting LG and Samsung compliance, specifically for the LG Optimus G and Samsung Galaxy S III. Taylor Wimberly writes:
Google has not announced native Android support for Miracast, but I expect it will be included in the next release of Android (Key Lime Pie). Android 4.x already has support for Wi-Fi Direct, which Miracast builds on.
Read the full article – Galaxy S III and Optimus G first Android devices certified for Miracast wireless display >>
According to the Alliance, the first products to be designated “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast” are:
• Broadcom Dualband 11n WiFi
• Intel WiDi
• Marvell Avastar USB-8782 802.11n 1×1 Dual-band Reference Design
• MediaTek a/b/g/n Dualband Mobile Phone Client, MT662X_v1 and DTV Sink, MV0690
• Ralink 802.11n Wireless Adapter, RT3592
• Realtek Dual-band 2×2 RTL8192DE HM92D01 PCIe Half Mini Card and RTD1185 RealShare Smart Display Adapter