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Samsung Galaxy S handset is first Wi-Fi Direct certified smartphone

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 03 Nov 2010 22:22 User comments (1)

Samsung Galaxy S handset is first Wi-Fi Direct certified smartphone Samsung certain likes to be the first a lot, like when it had the first DivX-certified handset, and now the company has done it again.
With the Wi-Fi Alliance just starting to certify Wi-Fi Direct devices last week, Samsung's GT-I9000 handset has already been listed on the Wi-Fi Alliance website as Wi-Fi Direct certified. A lot of modern-era Wi-Fi devices are capable of becoming Wi-Fi Direct certified, most likely through system updates as there is no hardware change in the protocol.

That is likely how the Samsung handset will become Direct-capable, a firmware update of some sort.

Wi-Fi Direct allows compatible devices to communicate with each other using Wi-Fi but without the need for a wireless access point or wireless router. This functionality could be added to a lot of existing smartphones on the market with system updates if the manufacturers follow Samsung's lead.

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1 user comment

14.11.2010 13:54

Gee, didn't this used to be called "Ad-Hoc" ???


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

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