Samsung Galaxy Nexus seen going beyond US
Samsung's Galaxy Nexus (Nexus Prime) could go beyond the US quickly if a Wi-Fi Alliance certification (PDF) is any indication. The Android 4.0 flagship was cleared on Thursday as the GT-i9250M; the "M" badge is usually reserved for Canada-localized Samsung phones. The Galaxy S II in Canada, for example, is the GT-i9100M.
LG intros BD690, HX996TS, HB906SB for CES
LG today unveiled home theater hardware it would bring to the US as part of its CES introductions. The previously hinted at BD690 Blu-ray player is the core of the lineup and is one of the first of its kind known to support Wi-Fi Direct. It can make a point-to-point connection with a phone or other Wi-Fi device, even one that doesn't support Direct, for sharing and control.
LG BD690 Blu-ray player gets Wi-Fi Direct support
Less than a week ago, LG's BD690 Blu-ray disc player appeared on the certification list of products compatible with the Wi-Fi Direct standard. Thanks to the feature, the BD690 will be capable of connecting to other Wi-Fi devices such as cell phones, notebooks and computers without requiring a network or router, making a multimedia streaming box redundant. While no detailed specs are known about the Blu-ray player, it will likely support direct streaming media from their phones or computers.
Samsung Galaxy S first phone with Wi-Fi Direct
The Wi-Fi Alliance has quietly certified Samsung's Galaxy S line as the first to officially support the new Wi-Fi Direct standard. The approval gives at least the reference phone, but also likely variants such as the Fascinate and Vibrant, support for the direct wireless sharing feature. Support had been almost exclusively limited to Wi-Fi chipsets until now.