A lot of the hubbub yesterday was around the Nexus 4's support of Miracast, courtesy of Android 4.2. If you don't want to spring for a dedicated TV box or invest in a whole new set of gadgets to supersize your mobile experience, then you may be excited to hear that the handset also supports SlimPort. We haven't heard much from the DisplayPort-based standard since January, but we're happy to report it finally appears to be ready for primetime. Analogix, the company behind the tech, already has its first adapter up for sale on Amazon (at the more coverage link), which takes the Nexus 4's micro-USB port and allows you to connect an HDMI cable to it -- so long as that proposition is worth $30 to you. Eventually DVI, VGA and DisplayPort will also be added to list of output options, potentially making the this handset's charging port the most versatile micro-USB jack in the smartphone market. For more, check out the PR after the break.
Analogix Releases SlimPort Accessories for Google Nexus 4 Smartphones
SlimPort accessories connect Nexus 4 smartphones to any display
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:09 am PDT
SANTA CLARA, Calif.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Analogix Semiconductor, the market leader in enabling DisplayPort solutions, announced that Google Nexus 4 compatible SlimPort accessories are now available for consumer purchase at Amazon.com in North America and Europe. The Nexus 4 smartphones built by LG Mobile Communications and SlimPort accessories seamlessly connect to any HDTV, monitor and projector as well as provide simultaneous connectivity to the phone's power source.
"Whether enjoying games, photos and videos your way or presenting to a large audience, SlimPort accessories add endless value to your smartphone," said Andre Bouwer, Vice President of Marketing for Analogix Semiconductor. "With robust camera technology, innovative apps like Google Now and Google Play running on Android 4.2, the Nexus 4 will hold it all. And when combined with SlimPort accessories you can use it all, wherever you go, on any screen, without running out of battery."
SlimPort accessories maximize the battery life, while also providing the option to charge the mobile device when in use on the auxiliary screen. Now Nexus 4 smartphones can enjoy Full-HD and 3D media sharing without interruption on a larger display with up to 8 channels of audio.
Analogix will be releasing a total of four supporting SlimPort cables and adapters with connectivity through all display standards - HDMI, VGA, DVI and DisplayPort. The first in the series, model SP1002, is immediately available in both the US and Europe on Amazon for $29.99 (USD). Soon, it will be rolled out to the other parts of the world.
For more information about SlimPort devices and accessories, the benefits of such solutions, where to buy and more, visit http://www.slimportconnect.com.
About Analogix Semiconductor
Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. designs and manufactures semiconductors for the digital multimedia market, from portable devices such as smart phones to high-end graphics cards and large, high-definition displays. Analogix is the market leader in providing end-to-end interface connectivity semiconductor solutions for DisplayPort, including the SlimPort family of products. For more information visit www.analogix.com or follow us on Twitter @Analogix.
Analogix and SlimPort are trademarks or registered trademarks of Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.