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Extended Displays: Smartphones and Tablets

Mobile device owners are increasingly reliant on their smartphone or tablet as an integral tool to get through their day. An ABI Research consumer study found U.S. smartphone owners citing their devices as mission-critical for life’s activities and nearly 70% of respondents saying they would not leave home without it. Similarly, the same survey highlighted the value of the tablet as a media consumption hub with nearly 70% of respondents reporting the tablet is a key entertainment device.

Continuing to personalize and customize their devices in order to adapt to ever-evolving requirements and use cases, owners are looking to “do more” with existing equipment. They seek to integrate their mobile device into the scenarios and applications they desire, which includes larger, external display panels in places that are important to them:  home, office, and on-the-go.

One of the key distinctions between machine-to-machine systems and human interface devices is the presence of a display. Humans rely on the display as the primary means to retrieve information. The presence of a high-resolution display is integral to the success of the smartphone market and differentiates handsets from the desire for larger screen tablet devices. There are many circumstances where it would be convenient or useful to project the on-device image to an even larger display.

Technologies are available and coming to market soon that enable a mobile device to extend its display to a separate screen. Some technologies will enable mirroring of the mobile device image to the external display, while others will also support multi-screen applications and remote control functionality from the handheld’s touchscreen. This study explores the vendors, technologies, and applications looking to integrate mobile devices with displays in our surroundings.

Table of Contents

  • 1. THE MOBILE DEVICE IS INTEGRAL TO NEW EXPERIENCES
    • 1.1. Market Overview
    • 1.2. Audiences
    • 1.3. Market Forecast
    • 1.4. Key Findings and Strategic Recommendations
  • 2. MOBILE DEVICE DISPLAY INTERFACES AND APPLICATIONS
    • 2.1. Cabled Interfaces
      • 2.1.1. VESA Mobility DisplayPort (MyDP)
      • 2.1.2. MHL
    • 2.2. Wireless Protocols
      • 2.2.1. Wi-Fi Direct
      • 2.2.2. Wi-Fi Miracast (Using IEEE 802.11n/11ac)
      • 2.2.3. Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) on Wi-Fi Miracast
      • 2.2.4. WirelessHD
      • 2.2.5. IEEE 802.11ad (WiGig)
      • 2.2.6. Wi-Fi Roadmap Impact on Smartphones
      • 2.2.7. Wi-Fi Roadmap Impact on Tablets
      • 2.2.8. Barriers to Adoption for 60 GHz Wireless in Mobile Devices
      • 2.2.9. Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI)
    • 2.3. Accessories, Docks, and the Installed Base of Mobile Devices and Displays
    • 2.4. The Display as the Device
      • 2.4.1. Dell Project Ophelia
      • 2.4.2. Google Chromecast
    • 2.5. Applications
      • 2.5.1. Mirroring
      • 2.5.2. Multiscreen
      • 2.5.3. Navigation and Control
    • 2.6. Understanding the Needs of Consumer and Business Audiences
      • 2.6.1. Consumer
      • 2.6.2. Business
    • 2.7. Benefits of Extending the Mobile Device Display
    • 2.8. Automotive Applications
      • 2.8.1. MirrorLink
      • 2.8.2. GENIVI
      • 2.8.3. IVI Shipments by Platform
  • 3. ECOSYSTEM IMPACT AND VENDOR PROFILES
    • 3.1. Impact to Current Ecosystems
    • 3.2. Vendor List
    • 3.3. Vendor Profiles
      • 3.3.1. Dell
      • 3.3.2. Intel
      • 3.3.3. MediaTek
      • 3.3.4. Qualcomm Atheros
      • 3.3.5. Silicon Image
      • 3.3.6. VESA
      • 3.3.7. Wi-Fi Alliance
      • 3.3.8. Wilocity

Tables

  1. 802.11ad Shipments for Mobile Devices by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  2. Shipments of Connected Car Infotainment Systems by Technology, Regional Markets, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  3. Shipment Share of Connected Car Infotainment Systems by Technology, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018

Charts

  1. 802.11ad Shipments for Mobile Devices by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  2. Attach Rate of 802.11ad for Mobile Devices by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  3. Shipments of Connected Car Infotainment Systems by Technology, Regional Markets, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  4. Shipment Share of Connected Car Infotainment Systems by Technology, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018

Figures

  1. Diagram Explaining How VESA MyDP Works
  2. Depiction of Smartphone Integration with an MHL-enabled Vehicle Infotainment System
  3. WirelessHD Module in Smartphone Design
  4. WiGig Wireless Dock for Dell Latitude 6430u Ultrabook, Docking via WiGig with Ports for Ethernet, USB, HDMI, and DisplayPort
  5. Dell Wyse Project Ophelia HDMI Thin Client Adapter
  6. Google Chromecast HDMI Adapter
  7. External Display Mirroring Mobile Device Application
  8. Mobile Device and External Display for Multiscreen Applications
  9. Mobile Device as Navigation and Control Aide
  10. Ubuntu Edge Smartphone, Extending the Smartphone Display to an External Screen