How abt. a USB webcam for Android smartphonesGeneral


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  1. Stoic

    Stoic Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I supposed it would need a separate battery and a mini-usb cable but it would succeed especially it combined with a "video phone" app.
     

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  2. mozetti

    mozetti Well-Known Member

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    There is nowhere to hook it up to the phone. The Inc's micro-USB port can't operate as a USB Host.
     
  3. contagous

    contagous Well-Known Member

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    Wifi webcam?
     
  4. Stoic

    Stoic Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    How about a bluetooth connection?
     
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    gatorjm7 Well-Known Member

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    There was a guy that just turned his Nexus One into a USB host, and he seems to think it's possible on 2.1 too. If anyone wants to give it a try and report back... Nexus One USB host driver

    I just realized that this might only apply to the Nexus One, but someone around here is probably smart enough to figure it out.
     
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    I'd just inquired about the same thing over in the Gamepad Thread. If a software upgrade is all that's needed for the Inc. to have USB hosting ability, then BRING IT ON! Using a plug-in gamepad would be ideal!
     
  7. Zabii

    Zabii Well-Known Member

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    No. some things need to stay on a computer.
     
  8. Bing

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    The Incredible is a computer. It's just a pocket-sized one. That's kind of the point.
     
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    I'm hoping QIK or hosting website will be able port or connect two people by-way-of their website. Right now there is a LIVE Channel on QIK when your video something people on your website can view your video LIVE.

    Maybe there's an app in the working somewhere out here...
     
  10. ScienceGeek01

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    Firstly, apologies for the bump

    Secondly, THANK YOU for the link to that 2.1 USB host article

    Third and Finally, I had this exact idea. THough my idea was to have a webcam which clips on the bottom of my nexus one - to act as a forward facing (and backwards facing if you get one of those Swivel ones like Asus Laptops) camera. For video calls.

    Such a cool idea that imma gonna mock something up in Google (what else!) Sketchup 8.

    I'll post it here when done :D
     
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    This would be really nice. My old Samsung Omnia did this running WinMo. (At, those were the days, lol)
     
  12. crazydog

    crazydog Well-Known Member

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    There's no USB way, but WiFi works just fine, as long as you have a reliable connection.

    I've been using DroidCam (DroidCam Wireless Webcam - Android)

    However, it looks like he pulled the app from the market while he works on a new version (Dev47Apps).

    I can post the apk and server executable, but not til Sunday :p
     

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