Nvidia pushes new standard for wireless streaming
Company announces certification for a Wi-Fi protocol that promises to cut more cords.
Chances are, if you're looking for a way to get the photos, video, or games from your phone to show up on your big screen TV, you've got a wire involved. Chipmaker Nvidia announced today that it's one step closer to having its smartphones and tablets wirelessly share content through a forthcoming standard called Miracast.
Miracast relies on a direct Wi-Fi connection to kick off communication between the devices. Similar to Apple's AirPlay, you don't need to log on to a typical Wi-Fi network.
Devices produced by a Wi-Fi Alliance partner that's Miracast certified, and that come equipped with Nvidia's Tegra 3 quad-core processor, will be able to share content with other certified devices, like various HDTVs.
If speculation about thefor T-Mobile pans out, the rumored quad-core smartphone could be among the first devices to use the technology.
Nvidia shares its vision in the video below; you'll find a PDF of its white paper here.