By >Akihabara News Team
[CES 2011] LG: World’s First Wi-Fi Direct Smartphone Demo
LG Electronics, who just announced their new Optimus Black to be displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, will be demoing Wi-Fi Direct for the first time in the world on that device, the company announced. Samsung’s Galaxy S was the first smartphone in the world to receive the Wi-Fi Direct certification two months ago, but this is the first demo for the access point-less wireless connectivity standard. With an Optimus Black (or Galaxy S), users will be able to network all their Wi-Fi devices even when not in the presence of a wireless access point; only the master device needs to be Direct-capable, leaving users the freedom to connect whatever device they want to the personal network served by their smartphone.
Demonstrating Wi-Fi Direct for the first time on a mobile device with the LG Optimus Black, CES attendees will get a sneak peak at how quick and easy it is to share content, videos and applications to Wi-Fi enabled smartphones without tethering to traditional Wi-Fi hotspots. Throughout the demonstration, visitors will also be able to experience LG’s integration of DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) as handset content is seamlessly projected onto TV and PC screens located throughout the LG booth.
“Mobile content and applications are becoming increasingly diverse and people want to be able to share and enjoy them together without all the hassles of slow connections and running times,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “By providing users with this advanced technology, LG is enhancing the user experience and helping people connect to one another through the content and features that mean the most.”
Wi-Fi Direct also delivers helpful benefits to consumers who use their smartphone as a camera, appointment book, gaming device or music player. With its outstanding connectivity, Wi-Fi Direct makes it easier than ever to transfer pictures to printers, sync data between phones and PCs and enjoy interactive mobile games with friends, all without the need for wires or Wi-Fi hotspots.