August 25, 2010

Samsung Galaxy S Gets Certified for DivX HD Playback

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Written by: chinmoy
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Samsung Galaxy S is the first phone to be officially certified by the DivX standard for HD video playback. Samsung Galaxy S turned some heads with its specifications and component quality. It is by far, the best Android offering, apart from the likes of Evo 4G and Motorola DroidX. Apart from this, videos can also be played directly to a TV. This makes Samsung Galaxy the second phone to receive this certification and the first Android phone.

An extract from the official press release says,

DivX, Inc. (Nasdaq: DIVX), a leading digital media company, and Samsung Electronics Co. LTD, a leading mobile provider, today announced that the Galaxy S™ is now DivX Certified® for HD video playback at 720p resolution. The Galaxy S is the world’s first Android™ mobile phone that is DivX Certified for HD and the second overall DivX HD Certified phone, following the successful launch of the Samsung Wave.

Now available in the United States, Europe and Asia, the Galaxy S has a large 4-inch super AMOLED display, which delivers an unrivaled screen quality for a better viewing experience. Powered by a 1GHz processor, the Galaxy S dazzles with amazing 3-D graphics, faster upload and download times, and a rich multimedia and gaming experience. As an Android-powered device, the Galaxy S also provides access to the more than 70,000 applications from Android Market.

This marks a new war for video technology certifications. Samsung has some sort of tie-up with DivX on this because there were other equally good candidates. Why did DivX have to bestow this honor to Samsung?


About the Author

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a tech blogger with a deep insight and love for FOSS. He writes at techie-buzz.com and lostintechnology.com. He owns an HTC Legend as his first Android device and at Androidedge, he will explore the endless possibilities of the Android OS. Drop him a mail at chinmmoy@techarraz.com and follow him on Twitter at @ckandroid.


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