• Warning: Illegal string offset 'name' in fierce_js_init() (line 6 of /mnt/www/html/fiercemarkets/docroot/sites/all/modules/custom/fierce_js/fierce_js.module).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'url' in fierce_plugins_site_footer_content_type_render() (line 150 of /mnt/www/html/fiercemarkets/docroot/sites/all/modules/fierce_plugins/plugins/content_types/site_footer/site_footer.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'signup_url_footer' in fierce_plugins_site_footer_content_type_render() (line 151 of /mnt/www/html/fiercemarkets/docroot/sites/all/modules/fierce_plugins/plugins/content_types/site_footer/site_footer.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'contact_url' in fierce_plugins_site_footer_content_type_render() (line 154 of /mnt/www/html/fiercemarkets/docroot/sites/all/modules/fierce_plugins/plugins/content_types/site_footer/site_footer.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'mobile' in fierce_plugins_site_footer_content_type_render() (line 155 of /mnt/www/html/fiercemarkets/docroot/sites/all/modules/fierce_plugins/plugins/content_types/site_footer/site_footer.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'url' in fierce_plugins_site_footer_content_type_render() (line 156 of /mnt/www/html/fiercemarkets/docroot/sites/all/modules/fierce_plugins/plugins/content_types/site_footer/site_footer.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'url' in fierce_plugins_site_footer_content_type_render() (line 158 of /mnt/www/html/fiercemarkets/docroot/sites/all/modules/fierce_plugins/plugins/content_types/site_footer/site_footer.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'jazd' in fierce_plugins_jazd_hottest_products_content_type_render() (line 32 of /mnt/www/html/fiercemarkets/docroot/sites/all/modules/fierce_plugins/plugins/content_types/jazd_hottest_products/jazd_hottest_products.inc).

Nvidia to bring wireless video and audio streaming to Android tablets

Tools

Android users can expect to have wireless video and audio streaming on their Tegra 3-powered Android devices soon, according to an announcement by chipmaker Nvidia. The company says it will incorporate support for the new Miracast Wi-Fi Direct based protocol in its Tegra 3 platform.

According to Tom's Hardware, Nvidia says it has developed a Miracast wireless display stack that is Tegra 3 optimized. This will allow OEMs to more easily implement a Miracast certifiable product. A formal certification program for Miracast is expected to be released by the Wi-Fi Alliance within the next few months.

Miracast is expected to overcome interoperability issues plaguing other streaming media standards like DLNA, and is also expected to become a direct competitor to AirPlay. Unlike Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) Airplay, which requires the presence of a hub such as an Apple TV or Airport Express, Miracast will work directly with devices that support the Miracast standard, which could be smartphones or TVs.

A white paper released by Nvidia outlined the Miracast wireless display architecture: "Miracast Certified devices will be able to connect with each other directly, without the mediation of a wireless access point, by leveraging the functionality introduced by Wi-Fi Direct. When two devices connect with each other directly, one assumes the role of the source (transmitting device) and the other becomes a sink (the devices receiving and rendering the content to the user)."

Nvidia says it is actively working with OEM partners and a Miracast receiver vendor to bring the technology to the market. The company also promised more updates once the Wi-Fi Alliance ratifies the Miracast specifications.

For more:
- check out this article at Nvidia
- check out this article at Tom's Hardware
- check out this article at The Inquirer

Related Articles:
Asus takes the wraps off Windows 8 hybrid, tablets at Computex
AirPlay hack opens the door to streaming to any computer