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navyson

join:2011-07-15
Upper Marlboro, MD

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Nexus 10 and 7 lacks Miracast wireless display

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.

Google has been very silent on the issue.

»www.phonesreview.co.uk/2012/11/2···display/

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.


navyson

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Upper Marlboro, MD

Interesting implementation of Miracast here.

»www.amazon.com/ACTIONTEC-SBWD100···+adapter



Hayward
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said by navyson:

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.
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Hayward
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said by navyson:

Interesting implementation of Miracast here.

»www.amazon.com/ACTIONTEC-SBWD100···+adapter

Interesting it does not yet appear on Actiontec's website.
Amazon's info is rather sketchy.
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Paul928

join:2000-05-06
Haverhill, MA

said by Hayward:

said by navyson:

Interesting implementation of Miracast here.

»www.amazon.com/ACTIONTEC-SBWD100···+adapter

Interesting it does not yet appear on Actiontec's website.
Amazon's info is rather sketchy.

Yea and I usually stay away from a product until it is reviewed by a few people.... I hate being a first adopter! Even though this product really interests me.


Paul928

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I just noticed that after doing a little research on this product I saw something that said "This item will be released on December 23, 2012." So I'll just wait and see the reviews after that.



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»gigaom.com/video/google-open-air···rnative/


navyson

join:2011-07-15
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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.



Hayward
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Looks to be a variation of their WiFi HDTV relay devices, at least its in identical case.
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navyson

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Upper Marlboro, MD
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»www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjtSzfNVq5E


Miracast Wireless Display on the Nexus 4 phone.

I think it is a big disappointment for Google to have not put this technology into its Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablet since it currently does not have an alternate solution.

navyson

join:2011-07-15
Upper Marlboro, MD

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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.

»www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl···mj_l8hYU


navyson

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Upper Marlboro, MD
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Miracast Wireless Display on a Nexus 4.

»www.droid-life.com/2012/12/28/vi···ptv3000/