Until fairly recently, when someone spoke of "sharing" something using tech, that automatically meant using traditional data cables, DSL or an Internet connection. Nowadays, we have such solutions as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-- which we've come to expect-- but this year at CTIA Wireless, we saw something completely left of field: sharing a whole virtual environment via the firmware on a tablet.
Think of it like remote access for your smartphone, using your tablet. But Noitavonne's Loop Technology is still very unusual, because unlike remote access solutions for computers--which are actually much simpler to implement, because there is only one point of input--Loop Technology transfers multitouch input from your tablet onto your smartphone. "Looping into your phone"--as Noitavonne CEO Lael Alexander calls it--involves using some specially coded firmware installed on tablets that Noitavonne builds itself.
During a demo of the tech, Alexander showed us a NoitMobile Android tablet accessing the functions of his smartphone. We watched as he used a tablet to scroll through contacts on his phonebook with very little latency, and even made a call remotely--all without data cables, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or any Internet connection. It wasn't simply mirroring, but full remote access to the smartphone system. Imagine forgetting your phone back home--once an unforgivable transgression, but a surmountable little snag with this system. Unfortunately, Alexander did tell us that the firmware is available exclusively on Noitavonne's tablets, so you'll have to grab a unit if you ever get the hankering to try Loop Technology yourself. Sorry, fandroids--this isn't an app that you can just install onto any old Android tablet.
To see Loop Technology in action, check out Noitavonne CEO Lael Alexander's full demo video below.