#PMChallenge - Desktop Mode

  1. ButtKiss
    Eclair Feb 4, 2019

    ButtKiss , Feb 4, 2019 :

    I believe it should be very simply implemented. The desktop mode UI should replace the normal screen cast.

    -Options :

    wired : the usb 3.1 technology must be used although i do not know how easily could that be implemented with the current 20watt (maybe 30watt future oneplus 7) quick charge technology.

    wireless : the phone would cast it's screen to a secondary display without the need of an internet router. (The future Oneplus Tv might be a suitable complementary product for this feature)

    Being a wireless solution, latency will be the biggest issue.

    -Interface :

    Phone: The screen would turn into a touchpad with a minimal app launcher bar at the bottom as well as 4-5 recent opened apps and a quick settings control panel. When text input is required, the keyboard would pop-up over the touchpad. In the case when an external keyboard or mouse is connected then the screen would be black to conserve battery.

    The second screen: It would have the same app bar described above with the start button, 4-5 recent apps and a quick settings control panel as well as a back and home button. All apps are opened in fullscreen mode to avoid heavily modifying the OS and the taskbar can either auto-hide or not. The desktop area i believe to be a "dead space". In order to utilize it fully, all the installed apps will populate the area. In the outmost left of the screen, information such as the user name along with a profile picture, main phone settings and the power button to turn off the desktop mode and a small area where a widger or two might be placed (google at a glance, google keep, etc) are placed here.

    The quick settings panel would allow the user to change the resolution at which the screen will be casted as well as the aspect ratio. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mobile Data and Volume controls also live down here

    -Competitors : Companies such as Samsun and Huawe have implemented similar features called SamsunDe and EasyProjectio. Maybe Windows 10 RT gets close as well. I believe it brings mobile computing closer to the "one device for the everyday computing" idea.

    -The users and value: Being not too complicated to use such as the same features implemented by the competitors, people like my father can easily cast his phone to the big screen in order to show his friends a couple of photos and also multitask with a few apps such as social apps (maybe share the photos) or various internet browsers ( maybe search for some information)

    -Hopes and Ambitions : I know that this is the future and i just hope we will get there faster. If OnePlus makes a step towards this direction, with the design language that they have and the simplistic way of overcoming issues.


    P.S. Image is from Pheonix OS (an android for x86 architecture) I hope the resolution is good enough

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    Last edited: Feb 5, 2019

  2. taylor85345
    Gingerbread Feb 4, 2019

    taylor85345 , Feb 4, 2019 :
    I have always wanted this in some capacity, along with a general support for USB 3.1. I am fairly confident that the current Dash Charge implementation has prevented them from adding USB 3.1, as they had to claim one of the extra pins to perform the Dash "Handshake", but if they could figure that out it would be great to have a full desktop mode.

  3. ButtKiss
    Eclair Feb 4, 2019

    ButtKiss , Feb 4, 2019 :
    I would even like to have a OnePlus device/dock/adapter with DisplayLink technology. From what i've read DisplayLink should work with usb 2.

    Would happily pay for that.

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  4. FlameCRO
    Cupcake Feb 4, 2019

    FlameCRO , Feb 4, 2019 :
    Absolutely would love it since I was thinking about it few weeks ago when I actually needed it...

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  5. estian8
    Cupcake Feb 5, 2019

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  6. Venky61
    Jelly Bean Feb 5, 2019

    Venky61 , Feb 5, 2019 :
    Once you use Pheonix OS, we start realizing how fun it is use android on desktop mode. But I feel its better to have the Physical keyboard and mouse as the interface than using the phone...

  7. ButtKiss
    Eclair Feb 5, 2019

    ButtKiss , Feb 5, 2019 :
    How about this. When a physical keyboard and mouse is connected then the screen turns black and if not then a virtual touchpad and keyboard pops up.

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  8. Venky61
    Jelly Bean Feb 5, 2019

    Venky61 , Feb 5, 2019 :
    That would be good but am not sure how feasible it is to not mirror the screen without a dock... Anyway am always in for the Desktop Mode and hope to see them implemented for all phones :)

  9. leochristo
    Cupcake Feb 6, 2019

    leochristo , Feb 6, 2019 :
    Desktop mode would be perfect! It would nearly eradicate my need for a laptop. A screen with wireless keyboard + mouse would be ideal for when i'm at home. I also like the idea of the screen turning black when a wireless keyboard + mouse is plugged in to save battery. If this is implemented and done well it would be amazing!

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  10. lflens
    Cupcake Mar 24, 2019

  11. Edmundoh
    Cupcake Mar 28, 2019

  12. Matt 80
    Lollipop Mar 28, 2019

    Matt 80 , Mar 28, 2019 :
    This was just a suggestion (along with many others) in the #PMChallenge competition, it's not an actual feature that's coming to oxygen os.

  13. ButtKiss
    Eclair Mar 28, 2019

    ButtKiss , Mar 28, 2019 :
    You could try the sentio desktop app from play store along with a bluetooth keyboard+touchpad while screen mirroring. Lag is to be expected

  14. lflens
    Cupcake Mar 29, 2019

    lflens , Mar 29, 2019 :
    The Sentio app will work. The Superbook of Sentio works okay, only somethings are a bit more difficult with an OnePlus then with other phones... I hope it will work better with a phone with desktop mode... Who knows!?

  15. Oneplus696969
    Cupcake May 15, 2019

    Oneplus696969 , May 15, 2019 :
    That's not going to be possible with USB C 2 .. you need to buy a phone with USB C 3.

  16. Oneplus696969
    Cupcake May 15, 2019

  17. ButtKiss
    Eclair May 15, 2019

    ButtKiss , May 15, 2019 :
    Is the op7 going to have usb 3.1?

  18. taylor85345
    Gingerbread May 15, 2019

    taylor85345 , May 15, 2019 :


    Edit: For the record, this is from the Spec Sheet for the 7 Pro. They haven't put up the spec list for the basic 7 model yet, so can't confirm for sure there.
    Last edited: May 15, 2019

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