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USB Drives on Tablets will do what?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by frenzy757, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. frenzy757

    frenzy757 Well-Known Member
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    With all this talk about USB ports on tablets, what exactly can they do?

    I mean can the tablet play as the USB host, so lets say I could....plug my phone in via cable using PDAnet and have the phone charge while tethering to the tab?


    Can it read external hard drives?

    Can I plug in my digital camera and transfer pictures?

    I am assuming connecting keyboards/mouse would work?


    Just wondering because I don't know exactly what the USB would be useful for if it couldn't do the above. If it can do the above...that would be amazing.
     

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  2. KeithLambert7

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    +1, would also like to know.
     
  3. frenzy757

    frenzy757 Well-Known Member
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    No one? why is everyone so excited about having a USB port?
     
  4. Hajile_Ibushi

    Hajile_Ibushi Well-Known Member
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    Things I've plugged into my usb:

    My 30 gig laptop drive in a usb case and FAT(ntfs doesn't work)
    keyboard
    mouse
    usb hub (so I can have more ports for kb/m
    Nokia cellphone (amazingly, it connected to the internet, I thought these things were proprietary)
    ipod (like the pc, you can access the gallery, it follows the same filing protocol as a normal digicam so expect thumbdrives and digicams to work)


    Things I've seen other people use:

    wireless mouse (usb tranceiver)
    3g modem (specific brands only, the one I have doeent work)
     
  5. frenzy757

    frenzy757 Well-Known Member
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    What tab are you using that has USB?

    As far as USB tethering when I use PDAnet I had to install some software on my desktop...how do you get that on the tab?
     
  6. Hajile_Ibushi

    Hajile_Ibushi Well-Known Member
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    I'm using the Archos 101.

    Unfortunately, i just tried again and it won't seem to connect this time. Could have sworn i got online last time i tried it.


    [​IMG]
     
  7. CameronB

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    Well, I picked up a flytouch 2. USB seems to work just great, thumbdrives and external HDDs, or a mouse and keyboard. Works like a champ.
     
  8. Hajile_Ibushi

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    And the keyboard probably didn't even cost you $70 now did it?
     

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