Mir Now Supports Multi-Monitor With Android
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 10 March 2015 at 09:49 AM EDT. 10 Comments
The latest development code of Ubuntu's Mir display server now supports multiple displays when using the Ubuntu Phone/Touch Android base.

If you're running an Ubuntu Touch/Phone device where it's running off Android/CyanogenMod, with a forthcoming update there will finally be support for using multiple displays on the devices that have a HDMI/display output.

Kevin DuBois at Canonical has been tasked with getting the Mir Android-platform multi-monitor support working and now he's got it working with slimport/mhl. It's anticipated that he'll have the code in Mir 0.13 but for now those wanting to access the support can try the Mir Bazaar code. Mir outside of the Android stack has been working with multi-monitor support for some time.

Embedded below is Kevin's video of Mir multi-monitor working with the Google Nexus 7.

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