1. Rafael Sol Maker's Avatar
    I noted that GSMArena and other few sites said that Samsung ATIV S has support to Wifi-Direct (I bet it's something related to Ativ Beam or something else).

    Look here: Samsung Ativ S I8750 - Full phone specifications -- It was even largely announced in the time it was launched.

    So, the question in the air is: Will Ativ S support the long awaited feature of display mirroring? Miracast is nothing but a WiDi connection, right?

    I guess the hardware supports it, but I dunno if Samsung will make the investiment in firmware/software. If they do it to Core or SE, maybe they'll do to the S and S Neo too.

    Other strange find: In GSMArena it says Lumia 820 supports WifiDirect too. But I never heard of anything similar in Lumia series until now, only recently with Lumia Icon/930/etc. This may kinda invalidate the information in the site.

    What are you thoughts in this matter?
    04-07-2014 12:35 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Hey, just yesterday or so i read an article here from Daniel where he said that Joe belfiore himself had stated that only the 1520 of the lumia series possibly has the hardware for this feature.. This doesn't answer your question fully, but it does partially :P
    04-07-2014 02:23 PM
  3. neo158's Avatar
    My guess is that the ATIV SE will have support for Miracast but not the ATIV S.
    04-07-2014 05:40 PM
  4. Rafael Sol Maker's Avatar
    Hey, just yesterday or so i read an article here from Daniel where he said that Joe belfiore himself had stated that only the 1520 of the lumia series possibly has the hardware for this feature.. This doesn't answer your question fully, but it does partially :P
    Yeah, but they're only talking about Lumia. Or eventually announcing some Indian/Chinese regional manufacturer (not directly Nokia rival) .

    The /build thing was basically pure Microsoft (and Nokia), so I have doubts if Microsoft really cares about Samsung WP8 phone(s): 3 models right now, but only 1 truly remarkable, other ones are kinda "carrier variants" and aren't available worldwide. Hopefully this will change with the 3 new models coming.

    Samsung doesn't abandoned Windows Phone yet, and there are regular updates in their apps. Maybe some Sammy will do Miracast in future, but I hope the S do that, it's a pretty good phone after all.
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    04-08-2014 06:36 AM
  5. EchoOne30's Avatar
    @OP No, our ativ s's will not support it. Why? Because you don't turn a profit giving away full functionality to "old" devices.
    04-08-2014 06:38 AM
  6. neo158's Avatar
    @OP No, our ativ s's will not support it. Why? Because you don't turn a profit giving away full functionality to "old" devices.
    If that's the case then why is there the possibility that the 1520 will support it, by "old" you mean current, last I heard the 1520 is a current device!!!!
    04-08-2014 06:42 AM
  7. EchoOne30's Avatar
    If that's the case then why is there the possibility that the 1520 will support it, by "old" you mean current, last I heard the 1520 is a current device!!!!
    ATIV S is a launch device, 2012 or so. The 1520 is a "new" device, as in it was just released recently.

    There is zero reason for it not to be supported. The ativ is more powerful than dektop pc's they were selling just a few years ago. Planned obsolescence is the only reason.
    04-11-2014 05:31 AM
  8. neo158's Avatar
    ATIV S is a launch device, 2012 or so. The 1520 is a "new" device, as in it was just released recently.

    There is zero reason for it not to be supported. The ativ is more powerful than dektop pc's they were selling just a few years ago. Planned obsolescence is the only reason.
    Well considering most Nokia fanboys like to point out that the ATIV S is essentially the same as the GS3 and that supports Miracast, then I see no reason for the ATIV S to be unsupported either.
    04-11-2014 06:22 AM
  9. jhoff80's Avatar
    It's not just a wifi hardware issue, the drivers are a factor too. Microsoft has a certain driver model required to use Miracast (WDDM1.3 for GPU, NDIS 6.4 for wifi).

    It probably just doesn't make financial sense for them to go back and update these for hardware that is not being sold any more.
    04-11-2014 10:07 AM

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