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Old 06-28-2012, 11:56 AM   #16
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A card slot is still a big deal for me for a device that would be used for traveling about. I mostly vacation at places that don't have WiFi. How do I watch movies?
Nexus phones support OTG. If the Nexus 7 does as well, carry your movies on a thumb drive and play them directly from there. You can also move them to your internal memory if you wish.

I think I paid 6 bucks for my OTG/USB adapter (the same adapter needed to connect a mouse or keyboard).

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Old 06-28-2012, 12:15 PM   #17
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Nexus phones support OTG. If the Nexus 7 does as well, carry your movies on a thumb drive and play them directly from there. You can also move them to your internal memory if you wish.

I think I paid 6 bucks for my OTG/USB adapter (the same adapter needed to connect a mouse or keyboard).

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Question, have you used USB flash drives on your Android device? I was just reading around and it appears there are some folks who had peripherals working okay with OTG but had trouble mounting storage devices.
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Question, have you used USB flash drives on your Android device? I was just reading around and it appears there are some folks who had peripherals working okay with OTG but had trouble mounting storage devices.
Perhaps it's a power issue? I imagine that a tablet would struggle to power a USB-powered hard disk drive.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:44 PM   #19
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Question, have you used USB flash drives on your Android device? I was just reading around and it appears there are some folks who had peripherals working okay with OTG but had trouble mounting storage devices.
Since the advent of Android 2.3 I have had no problems with my newer flash drives. All the problems I have run into have had to do with power requirements. I have had little success with USB powered hard drives.

I use the Transcend and Kingston version of these and have had no problems.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-MicroS...micro+sd+cards

http://www.amazon.com/Lexar-MicroSDH...ef=pd_sim_pc_1

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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.

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Nice, but it certainly won't be integrated into Amazon.
The Android Kindle app is actually better than the Kindle Fire reader app and it will run fine on the Nexus 7.

Google has played this game well...
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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.
Reported here however that external storage is not supported.
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Reported here however that external storage is not supported.
Hmm... Could have sworn I read a hands-on preview that talked about "playing media files" from USB storage... will try to find the link.
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