Google Chromecast To Get Screen Mirroring Feature With Android 4.4.1 Update Soon
Cynaogen Inc.’s Koushik Dutta called out the key bits of code from the changelog in a Google+ post.
Dutta also noted that the screen mirroring is only available to Google and OEMs, which is somewhat limiting because third-party developers may not be able to work with it. For now, it seems that it’s a Chromecast-only feature, which is a shame because Android is supposed to be all about openness.
The new API follows Google’s rebranding of Google TV as “Nexus TV” amid rumors of a massive relaunch of the search giant’s web-based TV-related services next year.