Samsung, Foxconn back a very ambitious wireless transfer technology, still in development

Samsung, Foxconn back a very ambitious wireless transfer technology, still in development

With technology becoming slimmer and lighter, all the while packing more and neater features and hardware, the need for ports and dongles is becoming a growing pain in everyone's side. Manufacturers, obviously, push for fewer ports so that they can free up physical space in their devices, and look for wireless solutions, often forcing the future upon the users with a courageous decision or two. This wouldn't be such a problem if wireless connectivity was fast, stable, and easy, right?

Well, a company called Keyssa is working on a new tech standard for wireless transfers, called Kiss. The name comes from the very simple action required to start a transfer — just have the two devices “kiss” (touch) each other. Yes, that does sound like NFC-initiated Bluetooth transfers that we've had for ages. But Kiss is blowing our minds with the promise that it would be able to transfer huge amounts of data (an HD movie) in seconds.

Keyssa's concept is to have Kiss connectors on all devices — from smartphones to PCs, to TVs. You'd be able to either transfer a file from one device's storage to another or directly stream video from a device to your TV, just by touching them.

Sounds too good to be true? Well, the tech is probably not ready for prime time yet. However, Samsung and Foxconn have jumped in and are backing the Kiss project up, so it's probably not just an empty promise, too.

Sammy and Foxconn are mainly interested in the mobile phone application of the tech, but Keyssa also works with Intel on developing better latch connectors for the 2-in-1 laptop-tablet hybrids that have been growing popular as of late.



source: Gadgets360 via Ubergizmo

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7 Comments

1. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Sounds like it's going to kiss my money goodbye if it's true.

3. Avieshek unregistered

No, Mr.Pussy. (Wow, it felt strange to write that)

2. Avieshek unregistered

What's next, Sex?

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Great. Samsung already has the tech. Been available since the Galaxy S3. I remember how Samsung advertised it just before the iPhone 4 came out. Now they are working to make it faster. Bluetooth is about to die a horrible death if this pans out. Because basically any data can be passed over this connection including streaming audio. Samsung and Foxconn, make this happen. Since Foxconn is a Apple partner, will the iPhone finally allow transfers of any file types? Imagine being able to bump Samsung phones to iPhone to pass data. DO THIS!

5. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

This is not going to replace BT. Or do you want to be touching your BT speaker all the time?

6. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Bluetooth won't be going anywhere anytime soon, unless this can make a connection without making contact. apple being apple, will most definitely restrict such function to only iDevice to iDevice in iOS.

7. Leo_MC

Posts: 6710; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Samsung had nothing :))))). And what kind of files you can't transfer with iPhone?

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