We are excited to announce that Miracast is now supported on the Snapdragon™ 820 based platforms, Inforce 6601 development kit and Inforce 6640 SBC. The Android release version 2.1 BSP is based on Android Nougat 7.1.1. and is accessible on the Inforce Techweb.
A Glance at Android Nougat 7.1.1
Android Nougat 7.1.1 is the incremental version from Android Nougat 7.0. Aside from faster performance and better security, Android 7 continues to push developers towards applications centered on 3D graphics and virtual reality by opening support for Vulkan API and Daydream VR. Android 7 Nougat also supports JIT compilation which means faster boot time for devices as apps require less RAM which is always good news in our world.
Why we are excited about Miracast Support
With Miracast support for both devices and displays, a user can effortlessly and wirelessly display what is on their device to displays like monitors, projectors and TVs. What you see on your device is the exact same thing you will see on your display.
You don’t need to bother with the cumbersome task of connecting a cable for connection.
The base of this technology rests on the Wi-Fi Direct standard which allows for point to point connection between devices, without the need for a router. So you can directly stream content from your device to the display, without an internet service. Both devices will need to support Miracast.
Android Release BSP V2.1
The software release, Android Version 2.1, has been upgraded from Android Nougat 7 to Android Nougat 7.1.1 This release supports the same features in Android Nougat 7.0 with the same Linux Kernel version 3.18.31.
Miracast support with fullHD resolution has been validated in this release for the Inforce 6601 development kit and Inforce 6640 Single Board Computer.
The software release package has pre-fabricated binaries and instructions to fetch baseline source code and build the software.