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Android v.4.4.1 update hints at Android Chromecast

Feb 9 2014, 3:29am CST | by , in News | Android

Android v.4.4.1 update hints at Android Chromecast
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Tech. giant Google appears to be planning to extend their screen casting capabilities in the Chromecast device to allow the Android devices to mirror their screen to the TVs.

The Google Inc. had released the Android v.4.4.1 last week, which was primarily to fix the camera problem in the Nexus 5 device, but as with many other Android updates from the Google Inc., changes to the source code Google Inc. submits to the Android Open Source Project often contain some clues as to what is in store.

The developers at the Funky Android over the weekend had released a list of significant changes that were included in the latest update, including some hints that the Google Inc. is planning to let the Android devices mirror their screens with any nearby TVs, via the Google's Chromecast device.

The Chromecast device is the company's $35 answer to the Apple TV device. The dongle plugs simply into the HDMI port of an HDTV, which in theory allows the Android device simply to share its display with a larger screen at once. However, at this moment, the Chromecast device only permits the screen casting through some supported applications — such as Chrome, Netflix, Hulu and some few others.

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