I have relentlessly pounded on Android for being a crappy audio solution, but have also frequently posted about companies seeking to solve the key issue – latency. Most companies have been seeking their own path and we are starting to see products trickle out as a result, but now at NAMM 2013 we hear from Sonoma Wire Works that they have created and are licensing a solution to address the latency issue (the time it takes for sound to go into a system and back out) at a base level so manufacturers can integrate it on their devices to get around the limitations of the Android OS.
Sonoma Wire Works is demonstrating their Low Latency solution at the NAMM 2013 show going on now, and are licensing it to manufacturers to deal with the inherent latency issues of Android. As noted, their solution allows for “analog input to output measurements comparable to what is currently available on iOS”, meaning that as we move forward Android could become a viable music platform – which is GREAT news!
Let’s hope this takes off! Check out Sonoma Wire Works for more details.
Read the full press release.