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Support Nexus 7 USB Host?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DarcMasta, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. DarcMasta

    DarcMasta Active Member
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    Hey everyone,

    Debating on what way to go. Nexus 7 w/ 8GB and USB host or Nexus 7 w/ 16GB and USB Host.

    Is this a confirmed feature on this tablet? Been digging around and haven't seen it anywhere. This could very well be the deal breaker between the 8 or 16GB. I am not worried to much about storage because of cloud storage (Hello 50GB!).

    Any thoughts?
     

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  2. cammykool

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    50 gigs of cloud storage????
     
  3. Rxpert83

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    I believe you get 2 years of 50gb with the SIII.

    I got 25gb for the LTEVO but I'm never gonna fill that up anyway.
     
  4. DarcMasta

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    I got about 20GB from Dropbox last I checked, 5GB from Drive, I also have some Microsoft Cloud that is about 20GB. I have 50GB from Box. Not too worried I can always use a browser as well to access my files worse case scenario. I could even pay the $10 bucks and increase my Drive space as well haha. Cloud Storage is huge, only problem is having to redownload files, but Dropbox is working on that.
     
  5. cammykool

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    i have a 16 gig SD in my optimus v and thats filled to the max :p
     
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    inputdevices.apk tells me that it can
     
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  7. DarcMasta

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    Lets hope. Any devs or attendees able to try this out? If this is the case, save yourself the cash. Buy the 8GB and a huge Flash Drive hehe.

    I still <3 Google though, so $50 is only a small price difference for me.
     
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    I went for (just) the 8GB model. (Figured one can buy a bigger SD for it anytime, right?)
     
  9. DanielM426

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    Actually it doesn't have expandable memory.
     
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    This understandable but wrong assumption will be very common and create much disappointment when people open the box.
     
  11. DarcMasta

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    Well technically it does with this USB host right?
     
  12. rushmore

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    Nobody seems to know yet. The misnomer is there is usb "host" and full usb host, which means there is a read write ability and paths for file managers and power for flash drives (at least).

    Just because it might work with a keyboard, etc. does NOT mean it will work with data drives.

    People like us need to review these darn devices :)

    Update:

    The users manual shows usb input device support, but not data support. This is probably by design and suggests a rooted mod will be needed for flash drives to properly work.

    The N7 is cloud and proud.
     

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