Google IO 2016 Coverage

Your next smartphone or tablet could be THX certified

If you like the finest in audio quality, than you will be happy to know that the THX badge could be slapped on your next smartphone or tablet. THX is best known for certifying high end audio equipment, including speakers.

THX senior vice president Rick Dean says that smartphone and tablets are becoming more important for content delivery, and he is looking for ways his company could improve the experiences of users. “We are actively going down that path right now,” he said in a Pocket-lint interview.

“Five years ago, I said that we should really get into the mobile audio world, but they said, ‘You can’t get a theatrical experience out of that, you’re listening to it with earbuds.’

“But look at the way that music is consumed today,” he added. “And it’s got to the point where I know I can work with a company who makes phones like these here. Maybe produce an app that will improve the user experience.

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DivX standard and HD officially hits Samsung Galaxy S

According to a press release from Samsung, the Galaxy S is “now DivX Certified for HD video playback at 720p resolution,” making it “the world’s first Android mobile phone that is DivX Certified for HD and the second overall DivX HD Certified phone.”. CEO of DivX, Kevin Hell, stated that he is “pleased that Samsung recognizes the importance of the DivX brand”. The new certification will allow the devices to play not only standard definition DivX, but also videos in 720p. Full presser after the break.

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