How's the idea ? Will you like to see this feature ?

Poll closed Feb 24, 2019.
  1. Yeah !!

    1 vote(s)
  2. Nahh !!

    0 vote(s)
  1. P1510663876599
    Cupcake Feb 8, 2019

    P1510663876599 , Feb 8, 2019 :

    The users would be exclusively the ones who own a Oneplus device. Thus, such a feature would provide a uniqueness of owning a Oneplus, and would also make it a partial reason for a friend, family member or just someone known also get a Oneplus to excess this feature. So a small group with up to 10 people would be able to utilize their phone’s casting feature to watch Netflix or utilize some other source of entertainment. The users could be also people who own multiple devices and could utilize this feature to turn the phones into a large working device replacing laptops or merely for use as a larger screen.


    The proposed function is to use multiple oneplus devices to cast a photo or video over multiple screens. This would allow to get a larger screen size to view photos or videos. It would work by the use of NFC to first detect a potential device to cast screen across. Then one can choose the orientation where the new device can be placed and how the image should be shared. Then the phones should automatically get connected via Wifi-Direct and start sharing screen once the other device provides the permission.

    · What is the user value?

    The user value will be to prove that a smartphone is not just a small device but can be used as large displays when kept together. The large screen sizes can be used for purposes like watching multimedia content, gaming with one device acting as a controller and other as display, using as a laptop with one phone acting as a keyboard, or casting screen across as a book to read or larger screen for video calls and many more functionalities. As a phycological value, this would provide a sense of provide to be a oneplus user to access this feature with other oneplus users, and also open the possibility of owning 2 or more phones per user.

    · If there are existing comparable functions in the smartphone industry, how is your proposed feature superior.

    The comparable function are in only the computer monitors and TV domains where multiple screens can be used to cast from a single source CPU, a single multimedia files across them. So, bringing this functionality to the smartphones would expand their usability.

    · Explain the logic behind this product and how you want it to be implemented

    The logic behind this project is to maximize the usage of bezel less displays, by allowing the functionality of casting across multiple screens. So when this feature is implemented multiple users can bring together the smartphone devices to turn them into large displays and bring out functionality of laptops and tv screens. The way I want to implement it is via initially scanning the potential devices via NFC and the connecting upto 10 devices in available orientations via wifi-direct. After the permissions are given by other devices, the casting starts and stays the same way until the devices are in place.

    · Include the directions and details via diagrams and the flow from screen to screen

    The directions of use would be as follows:

    1. Have a widget to cast across the devices in the pull down menu.

    2. When the widget is pressed, it will turn on the NFC and scan for potential devices.

    3. When a potential device is detected, it will offer a number of orientations to cast

    4. Once user chooses one, then a permission request is send to the other phone that was detected.

    5. When the user provides the permissions, the casting begins via wi-fi-direct.

    6. The casting across continues unless the phones are in NFC range

    7. Upto 10 devices can be added, and the hosting phone should be able to dynamically provide with available orientations for new devices.

    · Does it contribute to a burdenless experience ?

    This process would provide a burdenless experience as it is easy to setup and functionality allows a number of uses for the users.

    · How will existing parts of OS will react with this feature ?

    A layer of video feed would be required to be run over the OS of a casting device, and the contols need to be spread across all the devices.

    · What will the user experience be like:

    The user experience will be unique for oneplus users and users would be able to access a number of functionalities like gaming using multiple phones, use them as laptops or tablets, use them as work stations and have other large screen uses like that of a tv or monitors.

    · Does the current flow result in the optimal user journey ?

    The current flow would allow easy setup of this feature as well as will be able to provide a lot of functionalities to the users with just some simple steps. Once the orientations of the devices are set and maintained the users can control and do what they do on their regular phones, but just with a larger screen. This journey will an eventually lead to foldable phones, which maybe detachable and hence would require this feature, that is to cast across multiple screens

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  2. Sridhar Ananthanarayanan
    Lollipop Feb 8, 2019

    Sridhar Ananthanarayanan , Feb 8, 2019 :
    you forgot to mention that the phones should be proper rectangular in shape without curves at the edges, and definitely without notch, so when kept side by side, there won't be any empty spaces.

    also, can you provide couple of practical applications for this?

    personally, if I have to own two phones, I find it pointless to have both of them running Android, and even more pointless for both to be from the same brand.

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  3. G_Suraj_Parui_tlzZ
    Eclair Feb 9, 2019

    G_Suraj_Parui_tlzZ , Feb 9, 2019 :

  4. toastytoast1234
    Marshmallow Feb 9, 2019

    toastytoast1234 , Feb 9, 2019 :
    Can you please include a diagram showing how these 10 users are going to sit around their 10 phones watching whatever it is they're casting.