Will DLNA Be the Next Must-Have Mobile Phone Feature?

samsung galaxy s allshare options

We showed you last week that Motorola’s Droid X handset was DLNA certified and had the capability to function as a Controller to a DLNA compliant PC media server. In other words, you could use the Droid X to navigate available media and tell the PC to play back video, for example, on the computer’s screen or to a PC connected HDTV. Today, Samsung is introducing their Galaxy S line of handsets — originally unveiled at CTIA 2010 — with a feature they call “AllShare.” AllShare is also DLNA based and allows users to push media over Wi-Fi to a networked device (like a DLNA compliant HDTV) or PC, play media from a PC/Server on the handset, or select media from a PC/Server to play on a networked device. As you can see from the photo above (credit: SlashGear), Samsung has made AllShare easy to understand and hopefully to use. Just add DLNA compliant devices around your home and you’re good to go. Below is a demo of how AllShare works with a Samsung HDTV.



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  • http://www.digisal.com/ Sal

    this should have been in the EVO!