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  1. Paul Nicholas's Avatar
    Hey guys, just wondering if anyone had some information on Mirrorlink. I saw it demonstrated at Build 2014 I think but it's still not in Windows Phone.

    Anyone have any idea if we have to wait for Windows 10 for it? Or if Microsoft has just abandoned it?
    10-26-2014 01:31 PM
  2. Muessig's Avatar
    Did a bit more digging about this here: Microsoft demos MirrorLink based Windows Phone connected car solution at Build 2014 seems what was shown off was more of a concept than reality at the moment, but its quite exciting. I really hope this comes out soon!
  3. Ryan ODonnell's Avatar
    Hey guys, just wondering if anyone had some information on Mirrorlink. I saw it demonstrated at Build 2014 I think but it's still not in Windows Phone.

    Anyone have any idea if we have to wait for Windows 10 for it? Or if Microsoft has just abandoned it?
    If you don't mind me asking, what is Mirrorlink?
    10-26-2014 01:54 PM
  4. Muessig's Avatar
    Do you mean Miracast?
    10-26-2014 01:59 PM
  5. Paul Nicholas's Avatar
    Ha no I don't mean miracast :)

    Mirrorlink is a integration of phone and car entertainment. I thought windows phone already had it but I was proven wrong when I connected it to my new car. I know Android has it.



    HTC Phone in a VW Golf
    10-26-2014 02:08 PM
  6. Muessig's Avatar
    Did a bit more digging about this here: Microsoft demos MirrorLink based Windows Phone connected car solution at Build 2014 seems what was shown off was more of a concept than reality at the moment, but its quite exciting. I really hope this comes out soon!
    10-27-2014 02:37 PM
  7. Ryan ODonnell's Avatar
    Did a bit more digging about this here: Microsoft demos MirrorLink based Windows Phone connected car solution at Build 2014 seems what was shown off was more of a concept than reality at the moment, but its quite exciting. I really hope this comes out soon!
    What time does the connected car solution get shown? I'm impatient ;)

    Edit - It's 24 minutes in :-)
    Last edited by Ryan ODonnell; 10-28-2014 at 06:11 AM.
    10-27-2014 08:17 PM
  8. KeyPointe's Avatar
    Was that an HTC One Android or Windows? I need to know if the HTC One M8 for Windows have Mirrorlink, because the Android has it.
    12-18-2014 11:47 AM
  9. jhoff80's Avatar
    Keep in mind that it was just a concept demonstration. I don't even expect this to be in WP10, to be honest.
    Bryant White likes this.
    12-18-2014 04:07 PM
  10. NokiaJoe's Avatar
    The old Nokia Symbian phones have had it for many years, too bad that lack of "coolness" killed a superior system .
    12-20-2014 11:37 AM
  11. fishyuk's Avatar
    Well, having just taken delivery of a 2015 Polo I have a vested interest in WP supporting Mirrorlink :-). Don't want to go down the route of taking a company Android phone and only have my WP as personal.

    Anyone with a WP10 preview phone please request Mirrorlink support, even if just in the Here Drive app section. I'll be requesting once it supports my phones.
    03-17-2015 07:32 AM
  12. vw90gl's Avatar
    Hey, same for me: taken delivery of a brand new Polo eof April 2015 with Mirrorlink Inside but my Nokia 925 and 1020 are not recognized by the system when some automotive magazines were announcing Android and Windos Phone to be compatible !!!
    Any chance to see that fixed/developped by Microsoft ?
    05-15-2015 06:43 AM
  13. p51mustang's Avatar
    Any more news on Mirror Link support on W10M? Getting my new car and Lumia 950 in December and would love it if the two would talk to each other.

    MS is really making it difficult to stay with Windows on my phone ...
    11-03-2015 01:45 AM
  14. Dusteater's Avatar
    Any more news on Mirror Link support on W10M? Getting my new car and Lumia 950 in December and would love it if the two would talk to each other.

    MS is really making it difficult to stay with Windows on my phone ...
    I am facing the same decision. Buying a VW Golf SportWagen and was going to buy a Lumia 950 XL. Because I am a road warrior and often spend up to 10 hours a day on the road, this is a critical feature. In my research so far, there is no indication that this is even in planning for Windows 10 Mobile. My guess is that Microsoft will not do anything for the car. This is the first time I am considering an iPhone after having 7 different Windows Phones in the past. The frustrating thing is how easy this would be for Microsoft to do, and they just don't care.
    11-05-2015 12:09 PM
  15. shovelhead84's Avatar
    I just picked up a Golf R and a Lumia 950XL on the same day. Both were pre-ordered. Both are awesome individually, but do not work together. The car has three options: CarPlay, AndroidAuto and Mirrorlink. My new phone works with none of these. Complete and immediate disappointment.
    11-25-2015 10:04 PM
  16. p51mustang's Avatar
    Indeed, also getting a VW.

    After being a staunch supported of WP, I'm now starting to have my doubts and seriously considering getting an Android phone. My 920 contract expired a year ago and I've been waiting patiently for what has become the 950. Seems like WP may just fail at the final hurdle.

    Only other option is to purchase the cheapest Android device with a GPS that I can find and keep it permanently in the car. No need fo a sim card, all apps can be loaded/updated via wi-fi.
    11-26-2015 02:24 PM
  17. MaulerX's Avatar
    Ha no I don't mean miracast :)

    Mirrorlink is a integration of phone and car entertainment. I thought windows phone already had it but I was proven wrong when I connected it to my new car. I know Android has it.



    HTC Phone in a VW Golf


    I was also interested in this feature, but after watching that video I can't imagine why would anyone want to do some of those things via that buggy interface when you can do that stuff much faster with your phone.... that you need to have to connect for this anyway. If anything having the Continuum feature set up with your cars monitor would offer a way better experience Imo.
    01-20-2016 03:38 AM
  18. p51mustang's Avatar
    I was also interested in this feature, but after watching that video I can't imagine why would anyone want to do some of those things via that buggy interface when you can do that stuff much faster with your phone.... that you need to have to connect for this anyway.
    Remember, that was Android used with MirrorLink. Using WP with MirrorLink, my primary purpose would be the GPS so I would not need to look down at my phone, but just glance at the main radio interface. With WP, MS Maps would be offline, so no data use/delay like with Google Maps.
    01-20-2016 04:57 AM
  19. MaulerX's Avatar
    Remember, that was Android used with MirrorLink. Using WP with MirrorLink, my primary purpose would be the GPS so I would not need to look down at my phone, but just glance at the main radio interface. With WP, MS Maps would be offline, so no data use/delay like with Google Maps.

    I agree that's why I mentioned the continuum feature of W10. I came across this JVC that has an actual HDMI in port. I'm thinking of installing a display dock to it (or similar device) and set it up nicely into my cars (Nissan Rogue) dashboard. Might even go for a wireless adapter but I have to do some more research on that.

    http://www.amazon.com/JVC-KWV31BT-Re...pUvbUpU3382203
    01-20-2016 06:19 AM
  20. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Sorry guys but nor mirror link for wp. I run my own stereo shop and been in 12 volt for over 15 years. Have beta tested for Sony and kenwood USA on most of there multimedia units and none have any plans for wp mirror link! All efforts are now going to Apple car play which I may add is awesome and android auto which also works real good . So for wp..... You have Bluetooth and have to admit cortana works good but nothing like car play . I switched because wp has no presence in 12 volt and that's the industry I'm in.
    01-20-2016 06:42 AM
  21. MaulerX's Avatar
    Sorry guys but nor mirror link for wp. I run my own stereo shop and been in 12 volt for over 15 years. Have beta tested for Sony and kenwood USA on most of there multimedia units and none have any plans for wp mirror link! All efforts are now going to Apple car play which I may add is awesome and android auto which also works real good . So for wp..... You have Bluetooth and have to admit cortana works good but nothing like car play . I switched because wp has no presence in 12 volt and that's the industry I'm in.

    A device with HDMI in and Continuum would work wonderfully. It's absolutely 110% doable. Wouldn't even take much effort to be honest. Get an aftermarket radio with HDMI in and that's it.
    AgentSplurge likes this.
    01-20-2016 06:57 AM
  22. p51mustang's Avatar
    All good and well, but it does not help those of us with a VW MirrorLink compatible radio and W10. All we need is for MS to implement MirrorLink via a software app. Hopefully they'll make an announcement at the next Build! conference (they had a demo running last year).

    Should be simple, but then, this is Microsoft!
    AgentSplurge likes this.
    01-20-2016 07:10 AM
  23. MaulerX's Avatar
    All good and well, but it does not help those of us with a VW MirrorLink compatible radio and W10. All we need is for MS to implement MirrorLink via a software app. Hopefully they'll make an announcement at the next Build! conference (they had a demo running last year).

    Should be simple, but then, this is Microsoft!

    I definitely understand where you're coming from. In your situation you're probably stuck with what you got and/or are not willing to shell out more money for a radio with HDMI just for the continuum feature. Perfectly understandable. Hopefully Microsoft does indeed release an app for Mirrorlink.

    But if anyone else is like me and are looking to upgrade our car radios/dash units then the option is there to get one with HDMI since that would probably be the better performing option anyways.

    Come to think of it there was always a debate on weather continuum was a useful feature to have and so for this particular situation, I can't think of a better reason to have it. Awesome feature indeed!
    AgentSplurge likes this.
    01-20-2016 07:36 AM
  24. paulxxwall's Avatar
    A device with HDMI in and Continuum would work wonderfully. It's absolutely 110% doable. Wouldn't even take much effort to be honest. Get an aftermarket radio with HDMI in and that's it.
    It may work but experience would be awful as there not set up for continuum . I definitely wouldn't recommend it. I see less and less wp around
    01-20-2016 07:37 AM
  25. MaulerX's Avatar
    It may work but experience would be awful as there not set up for continuum . I definitely wouldn't recommend it. I see less and less wp around

    Sorry but what are you talking about? You don't need any setup for continuum to work. It just works. It's almost like you have no clue how continuum works.
    01-20-2016 08:02 AM
  26. jhoff80's Avatar
    The experience would be awful, but because you'd be trying to use desktop-class apps on a car headunit, which is a recipe for disaster.

    Honestly, Microsoft needs a dedicated car mode. Something that drastically simplifies the interface akin to what they showed in their concept two years ago. I don't see Continuum as it currently exists being that solution.

    Also, the big problem is that Microsoft has less pull in the auto world than they ever have. Even Ford's Sync has switched to QNX instead of Windows Embedded Automotive. So Microsoft's solution needs to be standards-based. I think Mirrorlink is the best chance they have, but even that isn't exactly ubiquitous.
    01-20-2016 09:27 AM
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