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How abt. a USB webcam for Android smartphones

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Stoic, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Stoic

    Stoic Newbie
    Thread Starter

    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.

  2. mozetti

    mozetti Member

    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 Android Expert

    Wifi webcam?
  4. Stoic

    Stoic Newbie
    Thread Starter

    How about a bluetooth connection?
  5. gatorjm7

    gatorjm7 Member

    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.
  6. Bing

    Bing Well-Known Member

    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 Newbie

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

    Bing Well-Known Member

    The Incredible is a computer. It's just a pocket-sized one. That's kind of the point.
  9. DroidPower

    DroidPower Android Enthusiast

    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

    ScienceGeek01 Lurker

    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
  11. necosino

    necosino Android Expert

    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

    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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The HTC Droid Incredible release date was April 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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