Atheros, the networking and connectivity subsidiary of Qualcomm, announced
Skifta 1.0 for Android smartphones and tablets.
transforms any Android device into a global media remote control that lets
consumers access and enjoy their music, videos and photos at home over Wi-Fi
and on the move with 3G from wherever their media resides at home, in the cloud
and anywhere in between.
Now, with 3G
and Wi-Fi support and a new desktop media server plug-in for Mac, Windows and
Linux, Skifta fans have an easy way to use their Android devices to access media collections
stored on their home computers without requiring a third-party media server
the first DLNA Certified application capable of streaming personal content to
millions of Digital Living Network Alliance and Universal Plug and Play devices
worldwide, including TVs, IP-connected stereos like Sonos systems, PlayStation
3 game consoles, Windows 7 PCs and thousands of other connected consumer
selecting a photo, song or video stored on the Android smartphone or tablet,
users can share this content to any compliant device using Skifta. No
wires, downloading or sideloading is required.
feature of the Skifta platform is its Channel library, which eliminates the
need for consumers to manage multiple applications to access their favorite
media from the cloud. Skifta Channels also give immediate access to
Facebook Photos, Picasa, Flickr, Photobucket, Soma.fm, Napster, ShoutCast,
Revision 3, TED Talks and more.
discussions with our beta group boiled down to this: Skifta should eliminate
the barriers between consumers and their media,” said Dan Rabinovitsj,
senior vice president and general manager, networking business unit, Qualcomm
version of Skifta addresses this issue with 3G support and media server
software, and it goes a step further to deliver a powerful solution that puts
the smartphone or tablet at the center of the connected home.