Originally Posted by Octavean
As long as this is a real finalized standard not some interim protocol to get product out the door.
It takes quite some time to finalize this stuff. N wasn't official until 2009 I think. From Wikipedia, based on this
"Standard finalization is anticipated in late 2012, with final 802.11 Working Group approval in late 2013."
I see no problem with them releasing products this early though as long as they provide an advantage, which they do.