As time goes on, the Google Nexus 5 looks truly ahead of its time. Back in 2013, Google’s own Android handset not only boasted wireless charging, but video output over a wired connection via SlimPort. While the former finally came back with the Pixel 3, the latter is still missing – but apparently its been deliberately disabled on the Pixel 4.
As spotted by xda developers’ Mishaal Rahman, the DisplayPort Alt Mode over USB is disabled in the kernel source code. This setting, he added, has been supported by Qualcomm chips since 2017’s Snapdragon 835.
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