Apple’s AirPlay Mirroring feature has been popular among those in ownership of several Cupertino-made devices, but while folks on Google’s Android have many similar alternatives, few offer the smooth ease-of-use that Apple’s offering is famed for. But the team behind CyanogenMod are working on a system that brings AirPlay Mirroring-esque services to those on Android, and given how dedicated this group of individuals always seem to be, we don’t doubt that when it does arrive, it will be a very well polished competitor.
CyanogenMod, as you may or may not have recently heard, has just incorporated itself as a proper company, and while we’ve seen this status become the undoing of a promising product or service only too many times, it would seem the CM team are even more determined to make the move into a successful venture.
CyanogenMod developer and Vice President of Engineering Koushik Dutta has demonstrated how the company’s new AirPlay Mirroring feature will work from an Android smartphone, and although we don’t wish to tempt fate, this does look very much like the kind of mirroring feature we’ve all secretly been waiting for.
Dutta has dedicated much of his development time to helping bring Android streaming support for the AllCast streamer app, and although streaming is, strictly speaking, widely supported with an abundance of apps available throughout the Play Store, AirPlay Mirroring is not something Droidsters are accustomed to.
AllCast can already stream media directly to DLNA-compliant devices as well as Roku, but when this new feature does hit CyanogenMod, all hell will break loose.
CyanogenMod is one of the most popular aftermarket software offerings currently available, and with a vast array of features as well as a smooth, clean user interface which is based on an AOSP build of Android, it’s not hard to see why adoption rates have grown exponentially over the past couple of years. With the CM team’s transcendence into a fully-fledged company only seeming to increase what has already been made possible, we genuinely look forward to what else is released by this most dedicated group of individuals.
Dutta insists that the new mirroring feature will be "coming soon to a CyanogenMod near you," and we shall, as ever, let you know as soon as it does.