I am interested in using a SlimPort adapter to connect my Nexus 4 to an external monitor. I'm exploring the idea of using an Android device as a simple workstation with an external screen, keyboard & mouse.
- Can Android run external HDMI monitors at a resolution other than the native resolution of the Android Device? As I understand it, the default behavior is to show the scale the native resolutions on the external monitor, but I'd like to output 1080p rather than the N4 native res.
- Can I disable mirroring and use the HDMI device only? I’d like to run it with the screen off on the N4. This should reduce power consumption a bit and reduce to graphics workload. Is there something similar to linux's xrandr on Android that would allows this?
- Could I user Tasker or anything else to accomplish this automatically when the SlimPort adapter is plugged in?
Nexus 4 running rooted 4.4