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Your next phone could have amazingly fast Wi-Fi

Your next phone could have amazingly fast Wi-Fi
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Smartphone-processor maker Qualcomm just acquired the tech that could let you stream super-HD quality video to your gadgets with Wi-Fi.

The company purchased Wilocity and its flagship WiGig technology. This tech could help Qualcomm catch up to Samsung and its Galaxy, the top-selling Android device. After this development, I might have to update my list of the top 5 smartphones worth waiting for.

Most smartphone Wi-Fi has a maximum download speed of 1 gigabit per second - and it often goes much, much slower.

That's fine for browsing, app updates and music. However, to steam upcoming 4K movies and TV shows, it's going to be too slow.

WiGig will, at the very least, double that potential speed, and possibly take it even faster. That means you can stream just about anything with no lag. As more people are using tablets and smartphones in place of computers, this could be essential.

Wilocity claims that WiGig will also drain a gadget's battery significantly slower than most current-generation Wi-Fi. Android Central believes that we could see this next-gen Wi-Fi tech implemented in Qualcomm's upcoming SnapDragon 810 chip.

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