Today DivX announced that the Samsung Galaxy S is now the first Android phone to be DivX HD certified. Now that the phone is DivX HD certified users can load up to 720p DivX movies into their phones media library for playback. This is great news for consumers because if successful on this phone, we will probably see DivX certification expanded to more phones in the near future. One thing phones have always been lacking is the support for formats such as DivX and Xvid formats, there has always been some sort of solution but not official support.
Check out the full press release below:
Samsung Galaxy S™ is World’s First DivX HD™ Certified Android Mobile Phone
Brilliant new Android smart phone available worldwide, including U.S.
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — DivX, Inc. (Nasdaq: DIVX), a leading digital media company, and Samsung Electronics Co. LTD, a leading mobile provider, today announced that the Galaxy S™ is now DivX Certified® for HD video playback at 720p resolution. The Galaxy S is the world’s first Android™ mobile phone that is DivX Certified for HD and the second overall DivX HD Certified phone, following the successful launch of the Samsung Wave.
Now available in the United States, Europe and Asia, the Galaxy S has a large 4-inch super AMOLED display, which delivers an unrivaled screen quality for a better viewing experience. Powered by a 1GHz processor, the Galaxy S dazzles with amazing 3-D graphics, faster upload and download times, and a rich multimedia and gaming experience. As an Android-powered device, the Galaxy S also provides access to the more than 70,000 applications from Android Market.
To enjoy DivX video on the Galaxy S, consumers can load their video libraries of both standard definition and HD 720p movies in the DivX format on the internal and external memory (expandable to 32GB) and then watch their collections anywhere they choose. In addition, the Galaxy S can connect directly to other DivX Certified devices, such as HDTVs, turning it into a powerful mobile set-top box in the living room. The Galaxy S will also support the secure playback of major Hollywood titles in the DivX format from leading studios.
“The Galaxy S has exploded in popularity, and we are very excited to join Samsung in promoting its new DivX HD capabilities,” said Kevin Hell, Chief Executive Officer, DivX, Inc. “We’re pleased that Samsung recognizes the importance of the DivX brand in providing their consumers with a seamless, high-quality entertainment experience.”
“Samsung continues to launch feature-rich devices packed with innovative technologies,” said Younghee Lee, Senior Vice President, Samsung Electronics. “By obtaining DivX HD Certification of our new Android-powered multimedia smart phone, we’re giving our customers the freedom to enjoy their DivX videos up to 720p at home and on the go.”
DivX Certified phones are all tested to guarantee high-quality DivX video playback. DivX technology produces highly compressed video that requires minimal storage for the highest quality media experience on a mobile platform for viewing anytime, anywhere.
Products that bear the DivX Certified logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience, including reliable video creation and playback, interoperability with other DivX Certified devices and the visual quality users expect from DivX.