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References to USB gadget support removed from Google Nexus 4 online help manual

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References to USB gadget support removed from Google Nexus 4 online help manual
The online help manual for the Google Nexus 4 has been revised. Previously, the manual mentioned that some accessories like mice or a keyboard would require an adapter to be connected to the phone via a USB connection. Now, the manual states that a mouse, keyboard, joy stick or other input device will connect to the phone via Bluetooth, just like you would use with a PC, and that USB is not supported for connecting such accessories on the Google Nexus 4. The problem there, according to the online support page, is that supporting a mouse on your Google Nexus 4 via Bluetooth could result in an significant additional drain on your battery. Just what you need, an addition drain on your power cell.


The lack of USB support could throw a wrench into the plans of some Google Nexus 4 owners who were planning on augmenting the  8GB or 16GB native storage on the phone by using a flash drive. With no microSD slot on the device, using a flash drive seemed a great way to expand the amount of native storage on the phone. But without USB support, that dog won't hunt.

source: GoogleNexus4Onlinesupport via AndroidCentral

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Google Nexus 4 specs
  • Display 4.7 inches 1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
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