Not only does the high-tech evolution make sure that the smartphone business is an ever-changing game, but it also brings more and more conveniences into our daily life. One of these perks is DLNA, which, as of now, is not particularly popular, but it certainly has its potential and appeal. DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance and, to put it in one sentence, it allows you to share media content like music, photos and videos with all electronic devices that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and that support DLNA. Practically speaking, this means that you can load a video on your DLNA-enabled phone and watch it on a supported TV, or show your family all the pictures you have taken with your device during your trip to, say, India.
While Windows Phone 7 is a pretty contemporary mobile OS, it actually doesn't sport built-in support for DLNA functionality. And surprisingly, as of now only LG, among all WP7 manufacturers, has taken the liberty to incorporate this technology into its phones, meaning that the LG Quantum and Optimus 7 are the only Windows Phone 7 handsets with DLNA.
You can use this feature through LG's Play To application, which lets you to easily search for DLNA-enabled devices near you and stream your media in the form of photos, videos and music. Supported devices include compatible HDTVs, Windows 7 PCs, or the Xbox 360.
DLNA is a comfy feature to have. Nowadays, most smartphones sport large amounts of memory, which allows you to keep quite a lot of content with you all the time. With DLNA, you can now enjoy this content fully, or share it easily with others. That's why we are not sure why LG's WP7 handsets are the only ones to have DLNA right now, but we hope that the rest of the manufacturers embracing Microsoft's OS will catch up soon enough.