Android 4.2 Screen Sharing Feature Will Render Useless Other Google Products

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  • 10 Nov 2012
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  • Among the new features introduced with the latest version of Android – 4.2 Jelly Bean on highlight is the Screen Share function. It basically allows you to share movies, YouTube videos, and anything that’s on your screen on an HDTV using a wireless connection or an MHL adapter. It works with any HDMI-enabled TV and it mirrors what’s on your screen to enjoy on a much larger TV screen.


    With the release of new versions of the Android OS, most users have found that certain apps that provided different features are now longer necessary as the features have been integrated in the OS. Thus is the case with Android 4.2, where we will not need to install a third party app to mirror the device’s screen on a HDTV. The new screen sharing will also make other Google products obsolete and here we are referring to products such as Google TV or the Nexus Q. The latter has already been made unavailable for purchase on the Play Store, with the announcement of the new Nexus devices.

    Analysing each of the products in detail, the new feature of Android 4.2 will not entirely replace what Google TV or the Nexus Q can do. It will however limit the interest of purchasing them to a point where Google might as well pull them from the market. The Nexus Q has already been made unavailable though Google TV seems like it’s here to stay. The possibility of mirroring your device’s screen using a wireless or Bluetooth connection will also eliminate the need for many other accessories, such as a desktop dock.  Android 4.2 opens up new possibilities for device manufacturer owners and we anticipate a strong evolution of the OS on devices, other then just smartphones and tablets.

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