Very disappointing Google. Miracast Wireless Display technology is available on the Nexus 4 smartphone(and a few others as as the Samsumg SIII) however. All initial PR reports indicated that both the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 would support this with the Jellybean 4.2 update. On the day when when the Nexus 10 was available, even the google store mentioned this. This section however was quietly removed.
Apple's equivalent "Airplay" has been around for sometime now and it would have been great for Google to play "catch up" in this area.
Miracast is a solution for seamlessly displaying video between devices without the need of a network connection or cable, and enables a user to wirelessly show pictures and video on their smartphone or tablet to their big screen TV. However it appears that although the Nexus 4 works with Miracast wireless display, the Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 lacks that functionality.
enables a user to wirelessly show pictures and video on their smartphone or tablet to their big screen TV. However it appears that although the Nexus 4 works with Miracast wireless display, the Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 lacks that functionality.
If that is your only interest (vs live game play etc), and happen to have a ROKU, the Juice Ch and App for that will let you do just that, and in the background so you can still use the Android for something else at the same time if you wish. --
So it looks like Google(like Apple) wants to come up with its own version and thus ditching the industry standard(Miracast Wireless Display). This is thus cause further fragmentation and confusion for consumers.
Great News. As per the youtube video below, for a phone to be Miracast compatible, all that is needed is a software update and that is just what the Sony Xperia got to activate Miracast. Software update is not dependent upon Jellybean 4.2.
I would assume it is the phone manufacturer in conjuction with the wireless provider that would facilitate this update.