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Support Micro USB port to connect peripherals

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Imaginary Buddie, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Imaginary Buddie

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    I believe the Micro USB port at the bottom should be compatible with USB peripherals. I'm planning to connect my external hard drive. The problem is finding a cable that for connection. I either need a Male Micro USB to Male Micro USB. Or a Male Micro USB to Female "A" USB. Anyone try this out? It sure sounded like this is possible when I talked to a Motorola employee at CES.
     

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    the xoom is not a host device so you will not be able to connect with the external device. you also need an OTG type cable for peripherals once (!!) moto releases a patch for host functionality..
     
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    Yes thats the key, that XOOM does not have host capabilities at the moment, but it has been all but confirmed by many sources (including in the official Moto Xoom forum by the Moto tech who worked on the USB for the Xoom) that a software update will be forthcoming...that is assuming the android community doesn't come up with a hack/fix before that (which I'm fully confident will happen).
     
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    Was going to ask for link but i see it now... ;)

    Just curious.
     
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    I tried this it will not work.
     
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    You need an OTG cable/adapter.
     

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