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  1. Stuntman

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    When I connect my HTC Desire Z to the Eee Pad, I have the option on the Desire Z to connect as a USB storage device. When I try this, the Eee Pad does not recognise the Desire Z as a USB storage device. It can only charge my Desire Z. I can use a regular USB key as a storage device on the Eee Pad and I can use the Desire Z as a storage device on my PC.

    When I hook up the Desire Z to the Eee Pad, the menu pops up on the Desire Z and I get to select a few options such as HTC Sync, charge only, USB storage device. I select the storage device option, but nothing happens. It only charges my phone.
     

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    Yeah. Desire s. Same deal. Suggestions?
     
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    thats a good point, but i actually have never connected my desire HD to my AEPT, generally if i want to transfer stuff i just use bluetooth as i only move around random pics and files.

    not sure if there is a wireless app on the market that allows connected devices to browse each others file structures.

    update: hmm yeah same issue, it seems to try to connect when you flick the usb debugging on and off but then just drops out....well, guess it seems like a call to the Asus Support team :)
     
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    FYI everyone, raised a support ticket with Asus to see what they can come back with :)
     
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    hey guys, update, got an email back from Asus saying,

    "I have been informed that the TF101 does not support this fuction (due to drivers-related issues) My apologies for any inconvenience caused."

    I basically replied saying if support is in the dev pipeline and if not can it be an RFE (request for enhancement).

    will update when i hear more.
     
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    hey all another probably final update:

    "Dear Eddie,

    We have reported the issue to them but cannot confirm if this will be implemented in the near future.

    Kind regards,
    Asus UK Support Team"

    well what do you guys think? shall i demand that they work on getting a set of drivers to allow an android phone to act as an external device for an android tablet? maybe we should coordinate mass requests so at least they pick up 20 instead of 1 bloke complaining lol
     
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    I personally would rather have Asus work on the battery drain issue. The storage device issue is very minor for me personally. I have only had one instance when I wanted to transfer files between my Eee Pad and my phone and the workaround is not that big a deal for me.
     
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    fairy fluff, and agreed, the battery drain on the dock is the bu99er for me at the moment. just getting some stats together before i send it off to Asus.

    Will close this ticket, but still think its a bit of an oversight, but bluetooth transfer is fine for now :)
     

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