Over the past few weeks we have been hearing quite a lot about Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft is expected to release this major update for its mobile platform in the near future, and several features that this update is going to bring have already been detailed online due to an SDK leak. Initially it was rumored that Windows Phone 8.1 will bring the ability to mirroring the device’s screen but the protocol wasn’t known. It is now believed that Windows Phone 8.1 Miracast support is possible, provided that Microsoft is able to finish it in time.
The Miracast protocol uses Wi-Fi to mirror the device’s display on to another device. This protocol is already found on a wide variety of devices, and it may make its way to Windows Phone 8.1 if the code is perfected prior to release. Leaked documentation points towards this limitation, that Microsoft might not go ahead with plans of adding Miracast support if it believes the code is not totally copacetic. If this is really the case, then its simply a matter of waiting and seeing if Microsoft is able to get this done in time. No word as yet when Windows Phone 8.1 is going to be rolled out, though its expected to be released within the following month.
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