Event Validates the Importance of MHL and Its Applications in China,
the World’s Largest Smartphone Market
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
LLC today announced that it recently co-hosted the “Technology Forum
on HD Video and Digital Audio Interfaces for Mobile Devices” with the
Mobile China Alliance (MCA), an association representing leading
companies in China’s mobile industry. As the leading HD
mobile-to-display connectivity standard, MHL technology is poised to
enable consumers in China, a region that represents the world’s largest
smartphone market, with simple “plug and play” solutions to transform a
smartphone into a gaming console, a fully functional portable office, an
automotive infotainment or home theater system.
Zhijun Zhao, Dept. of Operations Support Director for China Mobile Game Service Center, demonstrates how MHL technology can transform your mobile device into a game console. The MHL-enabled smartphone is connected directly to the TV, while a game controller is paired with the mobile device for a truly immersive gaming experience. (Photo: Business Wire)
“In China, the market for mobile gaming has doubled from 2012 to 2013.
The MHL Consortium and China Mobile agree that mobile is the future of
entertainment centers, and connecting mobile devices to a television or
monitor enables a variety of multi-screen applications,” said Zhijun
Zhao, Dept. of Operations Support Director for China Mobile Game Service
In a recent press
release, market research firm IDC shared its forecasts on the China
smartphone market. IDC forecasts that China’s smartphone shipments will
reach 360 million in 2013 and expects China’s smartphone shipments to
potentially exceed 450 million in 2014.
“We were very pleased to work with the Mobile China Alliance to showcase
MHL technology and the new features of the MHL 3.0 specification to an
audience of industry experts,” said Judy Chen, Ph.D., president of MHL,
LLC and a featured speaker at the technology forum. “Endorsement from
China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile phone operator, is strong
validation of the value that MHL technology brings to the China market.
This was a very successful event that allowed us to demonstrate
multiple, interactive applications such as mobile gaming to the big