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Old 06-29-2012, 11:36 AM   #20
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: East Texas
Device: Archos, Asus, HP, Lenovo, Nexus and Samsung tablets in 7,8 and 10"
OTG Update

There is now a Nexus 7 Guidebook on Google Play. Starting on page 67 it talks about usb connectivity.

It says that you can connect mice, keyboards and "other" devices with an "adapter". I had assumed this was true but it is comforting to see it in print.

Here is a link to the OTG (On The Go) adapter I think I have - I could have the Motorola version.

http://www.amazon.com/micro-USB-Adap...ords=otg+cable

For those that are interested I'm attaching a thumbnail of the USB pinouts. As you can see the only difference between the regular and the OTG cable is that pin 4 and 5 are tied together. If the tablet senses a ground on pin 4 it knows that it should act as a host usb port if not then act as a device port. Simple and easy/cheap to implement.

Regards - John
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