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.
According to an article over on Phandroid, there is a discussion running on the Google Support Forum over the possibility that Miracast could end up for now only being for the Nexus 4. However a Googler has posted some confirmation on the matter.
That confirmation is that the Nexus 4 is the only Nexus device on Android Jelly Bean 4.2 that works with Miracast wireless display. There apparently had been a reference to the tech on the help site for the Nexus 10; however this has now been removed.
Thus basically if you own the Nexus 10, Nexus 7 or Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.2, although Android 4.2 technically supports Miracast, these devices will not work with Miracast, and whether the wireless solution will come to those devices at some point in the future remains to be seen.
It appears that many of the Android faithful that own a Nexus device other than the Nexus 4 expected Android 4.2 to deliver Miracast wireless display functionality to their device, but are now somewhat annoyed that Google has failed to deliver.
One poster goes as far to say that they ordered both the Nexus 7 and 10, and will be sending them back because Miracast is a must have feature. While another state they gave their Nexus 7 to a friend due to the lack of Miracast, and is now sticking with the Apple iPad and Apple TV.
Thus it seems that some are turning away from the Nexus tablets because of the lack of Miracast wireless display. So we’d like to know if any of our readers are also annoyed that only the Nexus 4 has Miracast, so feel free to voice your opinions to our comments area below.
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