Canonical’s Wireless Display Technology Might Be Heading To OnePlus One and Nexus Phones
When Miracast finally arrived during Canonical’s Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 update on all supported Ubuntu Mobile plaform, it created a huge amount of buzz among Linux enthusiast and rightfully so.
The technology allows users that have compatible Ubuntu supported devices to be able to connect them wirelessly to an external display. This is a huge step in the company’s efforts to see its Convergence vision realized.
At the moment though, the technology is only in it’s enfancy and only the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition is capatible. Canonical did make promises that other Ubuntu Touch supported devices like the BQ Aquaris E4.5, BQ Aquaris E5 HD, Meizu MX4, and Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Phones, as well as the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Tablet.
Ubports developer Marius Gripsgård isn’t waiting around for Canonical as he recently announcned that he and his team of developers are currently working on bringing the much talked about Aithercast for not just the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition but other devices too like OnePlus One Ubuntu Phone and Google’s Nexus 5 handsets.
The dev is going to use the ubp-5.1 branch based on Cyanogenmod 12.1/Android 5.1, those allowing Aethercast to function on the respective smartphones.
“This build is not for daily drivers, and it’s still really unstable. It’s build on top of our own Ubuntu Touch Android tree that we call ubp-5.1 (Aethercast required 5.0 and up) and it’s not near as stable as our ‘stable’ channel yet. I’ll be working this week on getting it stable,” said Marius Gripsgård
Until Marius Gripsgård finishes work on the Wireless Display support for Nexus 5 and OnePlus One Ubuntu Phones, you can help him do some tests and report bugs by switching to the “devel_rc-proposed” channel via on your device.