Originally Posted by ihf
Can anyone with a Nexus 7 confirm that the external mic on a headset/mic actually works. I have received 2 Nexus 7 tablets and it did not work on either. I need one positive confirmation before I will know for sure that this ought to work. If you do test it, please remember to tap the external mic or speak directly into it as otherwise you may just be picking up audio from the internal mic. FWIW, the Quick Start doc that comes with the unit describes the port as a headset jack, not a headset/mic jack but of course that doesn't prove anything.
It does not support a microphone, I just got off the phone with Google Support to verify this, as all the documentation refers to a headset jack. This implies a microphone, it is merely a headphones jack.
This irritates me to no end, as I purchased the Nexus to use as a credit card terminal, because according to all the specs it would work.
As the specs are wrong it does not work.