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Turn an android phone into a USB microphone

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by FredKinsei, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. FredKinsei

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    Would it be possible to create an app that allows your to plug in your android phone via USB, and use it as the computers microphone?

    I find that a lot of the time I'll be at a friends house doing something and I'll need a microphone.

    Can this be done? Has it been done?

    Thanks.
     

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    bump for curiosity as well
     
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    My guess is: not feasible without root, and pretty difficult to implement even on a rooted phone. Too small a market for this app if restricted to rooters.

    I think that a Bluetooth mic instead of a USB mic would a little more useful, but is equally difficult to implement if not more so.

    Just my $0.02
     
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    I have the complete opposite question of you:

    I'd be instrested in using usb microphones with my android phone (the Vibrant's and any other phone's mic suck). There is a company called bluemic that make incredibly good usb microphone and their mics go for less then a hundred bucks on ebay...

    Has anyone written an android driver to use USB microphones? would anyone be interested in writting one?

     
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    That would require USB host mode, which is only available on Android 3.0+ and requires compatible hardware. You'd also need a Micro-USB to full USB adapter.
     
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