Nexus 4 and USB-on-the-go are no-go
0. phoneArena posted on 26 Nov 2012, 04:35
The Analogix SlimPort ANX7808 that we have on the Nexus 4 certainly supports OTG, as the port specs clearly say: "USB host, device or OTG data passes through by default." Thus USB-on-the-go might be something that LG and Google could theoretically unleash with a software update, but why is it left out from the initial firmware seems to be a bit of a head-scratcher...
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1. antmiu2 posted on 26 Nov 2012, 04:56 1 0
its 4.2 you know they get things right like at 4.2.3
9. -box- posted on 26 Nov 2012, 12:15 2 0
Good to see Google catching up with Symbian for out-of-the-box features. I've had USB OTG for years.
10. chaoticrazor posted on 26 Nov 2012, 16:53 0 0
Exactly, but the fans will claim android were the first. Symbian should get more credit then it does. It may be dead but its still one of the most functional OS's around. Just lacks meaningless app after app
3. _Bone_ posted on 26 Nov 2012, 05:21 1 0
It's a Nexus device, USB OTG doesn't work out of the box.
6. tango_charlie posted on 26 Nov 2012, 05:36 0 0
Nope. Since Android 4.0 host mode/ usb OTG works out of the box. It works out of box on the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7, but to use flash drives root is needed.
7. _Bone_ posted on 26 Nov 2012, 05:41 4 0
If root is required it's not out of the box anymore, is it?
8. tango_charlie posted on 26 Nov 2012, 06:39 1 0
you need root just for flash drives. Mice, Keyboards, Joystick and such peripheries will work out of the box. And if you use the app "Nexus media importer" you don't even have to root your Nexus to connect flash drives.
11. JunBringer posted on 26 Nov 2012, 21:41 1 0
I'm hoping they fix this. I'd love to hook up a bit thumb drive full of music for road trips.