So, Broadcom announced a 2×2:2 (867Mbps) chip for mobile devices, which of course generated lots of excitement.
Let’s see: 867Mbps Wi-Fi, you say?
- Can you sustain such speed with your home Internet connection?
- Have you seen hotspots offering such a high-speed Internet?
Do you have a RAID-enabled NAS at home for file transfers, since even the fastest SSDs do not allow for such read rates?[UPD] Well, clearly got carried away and confused MB and Mb here [/UPD] And if the fastest SSD cannot read that fast,what makes one think their tiny phone will be able to write faster onto their embedded flash (or SD card)? The data I have is 35-65Mbps write rates on average.
- Two antennas means 2x+ power usage of the WLAN module. Can you imagine effect on the battery life?
So, what is the point, then, you say? (more…)