It has been widely reported (one source is here) that as a result of FCC regulatory reports, the Lytro camera has been revealed to have both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capability. The chip in the Lytro, according to the manufacturer, offers wi-Fi data rates up to 150Mbps. A new chip doubles that.
The press release on the chip states:
"As a member of the Wi-Fi Alliance, Marvell helped develop the Wi-Fi Direct specification and designed the Avastar 88W8787 to fully leverage the technology's powerful capabilities. Wi-Fi Direct eliminates the need for a traditional hot spot in many situations, establishing instead a high-performance, direct peer-to-peer network, capable of supporting consumers in all the ways they use handheld devices, including real-time content sharing and gaming, directly printing from handhelds, distributing video from a handheld to a big screen TV, and much more."
The camera has a frustratingly small display. The question that comes to mind: is there processing power onboard or in conjunction with a tethered device to provide an app capability for a smartphone or tablet to be a view finder? The larger display would do wonders for the enjoyment of the Lytro and similar cameras.