WiFi

Samsung rolling out Jelly Bean 4.1 to Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi devices in Germany

Samsung is consistently updating its devices to Jelly Bean. The company may not be pushing 4.2 to its devices, but it still doing a better job of bringing Jelly Bean goodness to its devices than most companies, especially when you consider the large amount of devices Samsung offers. Well, Samsung is bringing Jelly Bean 4.1 to WiFi Galaxy Note 10.1 devices in Germany and keeping its update momentum going.

NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 to support Miracast wireless HD streaming standard

The folks that brought Wi-Fi to the world, the Wi-Fi Alliance, is preparing the next step of Wireless media consumption with Miracast certification. Allowing Miracast certified devices to wirelessly stream movies, photos, games and more all to your HDTV. It's like mirror mode only wireless. NVIDIA's been hard at work making this not only be an option, but deeply integrated into their quad-core Tegra 3 powered devices.

Verizon Galaxy S III WiFi Notification Bug won’t go away

After spending some time with both the new HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE, and more recently the flagship Samsung Galaxy S III we are having a few issues and surely aren't alone. We've received multiple tips on this ongoing and out of control WiFi notification alert that simply can't be disabled. Between all the early adopters who pre-ordered, and early review units on the Galaxy S III we've found that not only can this not be disabled, but it's causing disconnect problems with daily usage too.

NYC payphones being switched into free WiFi Hotspots

Today while browsing the interwebs I stumbled across a neat story from New York City. Since everyone these days walks around with a smartphone attached to their faces or hands, the need for a payphone is steadily declining. With payphone booths set up all across cities in the US we might as well make use out of them. In New York City they are doing exactly that -- making them WiFi hotspots for all.

TI shows off OMAP 1080p video streaming over Wi-Fi

Today we've been given an early look into Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 and OMAP 5 processor and their plans for WiFi video streaming. Using WiLink connectivity and the OMAP platform TI is able to stream full 1080p video to a capable device, and still use the device for gaming or anything else at the same time. Once they gain a Miracast and WiFi Alliance certification we can expect to see this in their upcoming devices.

Soundwire streams audio from any Windows PC to any Android

Picture this: you've set aside four or five hours to catalog your baseball card/stamp/wine bottle/My Little Pony collection, and would like some television to entertain you. Your Special Collection Sorting Table isn't anywhere near a TV - or an outlet. You'd like to catch up on ABC's Castle while you're doing it, but don't necessarily need to see the TV (Stana Katic notwithstanding) because you'll be cataloging. And you don't have Hulu Plus. Then you need SoundWire, an app that lets you stream audio - any audio - from your PC to your Android phone.

Samsung details its ICS upgrade plans in the US

We've heard from various carriers and manufacturers on their plans to upgrade existing phones to Android 4.0, but despite the fact that updates for the Galaxy S II have been available for multiple markets (including the US) Samsung has remained curiously quiet. Until today: the company finally posted a comprehensive list of devices that will see Ice Cream Sandwich. All four major US carriers and WiFi tablets have been detailed - with one important exception.

ZTE “Optimus Barcelona” is certifiably baffling

You've read these stories before: a previously unknown Android phone has been revealed from its certification listings. This time it's both the WiFi and Bluetooth certification authorities, and the company asking for its papers is Chinese manufacturer ZTE. There's just one puzzling thing about this phone: it's been given the official moniker "ZTE Optimus Barcelona". Say what?
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