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Android phone with USB OTG (host)? (besides Droid)

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by undrwater, May 24, 2010.

  1. undrwater

    undrwater Member
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    Howdy! First post! :)

    I'm interested in a GSM (AT&T) phone that's got USB host capability. Other than the Droid, I haven't seen anything yea or nay about this.

    Does anyone have an idea if any phone besides the Droid (including upcoming), has this functionality?

    Looking at the table style of the Dell Mini5, I figure that might be a possibility. How about the Galaxy S?
     

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  2. Chroma

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    I had to go back to my anwser I made on 4/30.

    Here is pretty much the same question
    http://androidforums.com/android-lounge/70361-external-usb-storage.html


    Here was my first reply
     
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  3. undrwater

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    Thanks for the reply Chroma!

    That addresses the software side of things, which I'm not too worried about. If it's in the hardware, it's sure to find it's way to the software. :)

    I'm curious if there is any known hardware (besides Droid) that has OTG. Unlocked phones are acceptable as long as they work on AT&T's 3g.

    Thanks again!
     
  4. dzar

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    The short answer is "no." Even the Droid doesn't really support it (no power supply). What we need is true USB host support like Windows Mobile devices have (Toshiba TG01 is the latest). We need a 100 mA (minimum) power supply and driver support. All of the latest phones have the chip set support, but none (well almost none) have it turned on, drivers included and a power supply.
     
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    At the risk of sounding ignorant, If it's a matter of power supply mainly, will the USB host OTG still work with the Galaxy S when the cell's plugged in and charging?
     
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