Samsung and Qualcomm today announced that they will release the secure
high-definition (HD) service utilizing Qualcomm's Snapdragon
StudioAccess and ARM's TrustZone technologies. This service allows
consumers to watch brilliant HD videos directly on their mobile device
through Samsung Media Hub.
This secure HD service will be debuted on the 5.3" HD Super AMOLED™
display of the Samsung Galaxy™ Note, featuring a Snapdragon processor by
Qualcomm. The Galaxy Note display offers 180 degree viewing angles and
is one of the first mobile devices able to support HD resolution, making
it the perfect fit for this cutting edge technology. The implementation
of this new hardware will provide the ability to watch luminous, HD
quality movies and TV shows through Samsung's Media Hub directly on a
mobile device. The Samsung Galaxy Note will be the first device to adopt
this technology via a firmware update to be announced at a later date.
"Samsung is excited to pioneer the mobile HD display revolution using
Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor along with ARM's Trustzone technology,"
said Curtis Sasaki, Senior Vice President, Samsung Media Solutions
Center America. "This combination will enable Samsung Media Hub
consumers to have an HD viewing experience right in the palm of their
Samsung will be demoing the Snapdragon/TrustZone-enabled HD viewing
service experience on the Samsung Galaxy Note at Mobile World Congress.
Viewers will be able to see a side-by-side comparison of two devices,
one enabled with this technology and one without, each playing a premium
collection of HD-quality television shows, such as CSI and The Office,
courtesy of CBS and NBC Universal.
Snapdragon StudioAccess technology provides end-to-end content
protection that is on par with movie studios stringent security
requirements. Snapdragon StudioAccess allows users to enjoy the newest
movie titles, which previously were limited to physical medias or
set-top boxes. It's the latest example of security technology harnessed
to expand content distribution, protect content owners' rights and
enhance the user experience.
"Our collaboration with Samsung and ARM fulfills our promise to bring
best in-class mobile video to high-end devices such as the Samsung
Galaxy Note," said Raj Talluri, vice president of product management,