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Does the Atrix have WiFi Direct certification?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by youareme7, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. youareme7

    youareme7 Well-Known Member
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    I'm curious if anyone has seen any information on whether the Atrix will have the wifi direct certification that came out last fall; it would be a nice little added feature that I would be glad to see start showing up in more devices. It doesn't seem like many have talked about it so far though but the possibilities are pretty amazing.

    For those that don't know what it is, WiFi direct is like a streamlined Ad-hoc connection protocol for wifi that lets devices "talk" to each other directly without the need for a router. (think bluetooth, but with wifi strengths) Some good usecases for it would be to directly connect to a computer to transfer files, stream things or basically communicate in any way directly. I'm personally pretty excited about using it. Ideally it will be in the xoom as well, then i could for instance take pictures on the phone and send them to the xoom to look at or stream content back and forth, etc...

    Here's a link to the wifi alliance page that talks about it:
    Wi-Fi Alliance: Wi-Fi Direct?

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  2. Kamil92

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  3. youareme7

    youareme7 Well-Known Member
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    How do you know? Source?
  4. Kamil92

    Kamil92 Newbie

    There is only one phone witch support WiFi Direct - LG Black.
  5. youareme7

    youareme7 Well-Known Member
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    Well it's nice to know the LG Optimus Black will be WiFi direct supported, but that's not the only device certified. Galaxy S devices are also certified but Sammy hasn't seen fit to push that down to consumers. Additionally, Broadcom has a fair number of their mobile communications chipsets certified and they added the software stack to Android last year so other devices could support it, even devices in the market already.

    If anyone has real information to contribute it would be great to hear other thoughts.
  6. Kamil92

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  7. youareme7

    youareme7 Well-Known Member
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    Hey thanks for finding that, I couldn't find the wifi cert anywhere! Unfortunately that also answers the question and you were right that it is not wifi direct certified. Sad!! Oh well I guess.

Motorola Atrix 4G Forum

The Motorola Atrix 4G release date was February 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H processor, and 1930mAh battery.

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