While Samsung has been pretty good at stealing the headlines at this year’s Mobile World Congress, first with the Galaxy Note 8.0 and now the announcement of announcement of the Galaxy S IV, the other big manufacturer from South Korea, LG has probably been the busiest. So far we know that the company is going to start producing their own octa core chips most likely for the upcoming Optimus G2, that they are about to purchase Web OS from HP for use in their smart TV’s, and of course the part most interesting to our readers, the announcement of four different Optimus series handsets, the L II, the F, the VU, and the G.
Now we have word that LG is showing off a new way of streaming from a device to a television. Currently at their MWC booth the company is demoing the ability to send 4K resolution from a phone to an ultra high-definition television sans cables. You may remember the ultra HD TVs from CES with their 3,840 — 2,160 resolution displays that just about every major manufacturer was showing off. These television use a whopping eight megapixels on their displays, this is as opposed to the two megapixels that are in use by the current 1080p sets most of us have.
Thus far LG is only saying that this new technology uses “ubiquitous” WiFi connections in order to get the job done. They are also claiming that this new method of content streaming will use less power than previous ways have required. In order to achieve the “less than half” power consumption of the battery, LG says that they can reduce the drain by the phones CPU and other hardware.
Nexus 4 owners know that this isn’t LG’s first jaunt into wireless streaming since the Google branded device supports Miracast, although so far that process has been taxing to say the least. Miracast is a technology created by the Wi-Fi Alliance to give users the ability to share content between screens over WiFi, or “mirroring.” In order to get that streaming function to work either a Miracast enabled TV or a separate adapter must be purchased. This should be an easier way to get content from the smaller screen to a larger one than the older method of using a micro USB to HDMI cable as long as you have the cash lying around for the extra equipment.
LG seems to be pushing synergy this week meaning that they want to show you how effortlessly all their devices play nice together. The problem with that is how many of you only buy one brand all at once? Most of us put our home setups together piece meal, but if you can afford everything together this is a spectacular idea.