The app is no longer only a tablet supported application. It is supported by any device sporting Android 2.2 an up. I immediately tested that theory out on both my Vibrant running ICS and on the Galaxy Note running 2.3. I don’t have anything on Froyo lying around at the moment, but I assume that it works just fine as well. I didn’t have anything special on my test device except a couple of movies. All of them played perfectly. Now, before you think I am crazy to like the abilities the Wi-Drive offers, let me explain a little bit more about it first. The Wi-Drive allows you to connect up to 3 devices to the Wi-Drive at the same time. Meaning you and your buddy can both be on a plane and watching different movies from the device at the same time. Same thing applies to music and files.
Sounds pretty cool now doesn’t it? Kingston has taken it up a notch though. You can also transfer files to and from the device wirelessly from the Wi-Drive app and the Wi-Drive hardware.
While all of that is fine well and good for many users, we are geeks, we like more. The recent update also lets you access, view and play any files on your Wi-Drive from any web browser. As you can see in the image below, I am streaming one movie with the WI-Drive to the Galaxy Note, while another movie is streaming to my Chromebook through the browser. Bothe files played flawlessly with out hick ups. The Note was streaming an HD MKV file like it was nothing. On the Chromebook side, MKV files won’t play, but MP4 and AVI showed up and played perfectly. I imagine the limitations of the Chromebook are to blame for that issue.
Those of you that already have a Wi-Drive, be sure to re-install or update the application and let us and our readers know how it works for you now. For the rest of you, if you have been waiting for it to function correctly before you purchased one, now is the time. Below you can snag either of the two models via Amazon. Now that it works correctly, they are worth every red cent. My only complaint is having the 16GB and not the 32GB model, I need more storage!! Maybe enough of you guys will buy one so I can afford the bigger one. :O)
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