Google preps 4K streaming video standard for mobile devices, others

01/2/2014 | Network World

Google is touting a bandwidth-saving standard for streaming Ultra HD video to smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices that some vendors have vowed to support although the technology is competing with the International Telecommunication Union's H.265 standard. Google said its VP9 will consume half the bandwidth of current HD video when it is released this year. Qualcomm and Nvidia are among the chipmakers who are backing VP8.

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