So this is something that will work for the future, and the present. The constant problem of using HD video streaming on a smartphone is that it always buffers, even on a 4G LTE connection. The solution? Change the video format. So, as cool as that seems, it gets better: the new format is called High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), shortened as H.265, and it’s a standard that should make HD video streaming easier and could make even Ultra HD (formerly known as 4K) a possibility on a cellphone.
So when will you see it on your phone? Not immediately. First, the software encoders have to be developed (that’s in progress), then the hardware chips have to be built, but it is possible that current high-end cellphones could start running it this year. Seems promising!