Koush teases again: mirror your Android device in your browser (video)

October 28, 2013
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Noted CyanogenMod developer Koushik Dutta is teasing us with a nifty new feature – mirroring an Android device in the browser.

As you can see from the video above, the concept is simple: Koush found a way to smoothly mirror the screen of an Android device in a browser window, a feature that could come in very handy for many users. The feature may be useful for playing games or consuming media on a large screen, provided the FPS rate is good enough. Koush didn’t provide any details on how he developed this presumably native functionality.

Another potential use for the mirroring feature could involve the Chromecast. It may be possible to use it to mirror any content from an Android device to a TV, via Chrome. Koushik Dutta’s earlier app that enabled Chromecasting local content, AllCast, stopped working after Google updated the dongle, prompting the developer to publicly cry foul.

For now, Koush hasn’t revealed much detail about the mirroring functionality, but we assume it will eventually become part of CyanogenMod, perhaps together with the screen recording feature that Koush teased last week.

Comments

  • ProudToBePinoy

    Imagine if Google will hire CyanogenMod best developers >_<

    • David Kinder

      I really hope not. its not that google lacks talent, even though cyanogen has a lot of good ones. But that they restrict themselves by the almighty $. They surely could have rolled out mirroring from android to chromecast but they are probably holding it back because it would make content partners upset to be competing with other (free) sources. If google were to scoop them up then their talent would provide a bit of advancement, but overall their ideas would probably go nowhere or be extremely delayed. Or per the google MO, abandoned and killed off after a year or two.

  • raj

    HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

    I GOT a MINI ORGASM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • luminelx64

      I pity you

      • raj

        If you could send your PITY in dollars, it would have been nice

  • Android Developer

    Is it possible that this feature, and the feature to record the screen to a video (was presented not so long ago) would become apps on the play store?

  • Android Developer

    Is it possible that this feature, and the feature to record the screen to a video (was presented not so long ago) would become apps on the play store?

  • Microsoftjunkie

    Late!