The new Nexus 7

Started Jul 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
mosswings Veteran Member • Posts: 8,976
Re: The new Nexus 7

Jeff Peterman wrote:

the Nexus 7 is OTG compatible, it just may not be full USB Host supporting..

If it doesn't support USB Host mode, how can it be OTG compatible? I use my current Android devices to control my Canon 7D occasionally, using DSLR Controller. Also, when I travel, I often keep movies on a 32 GB thumb drive and copy them to my tablet/phone when I want to view them. If the "OTG" port doesn't support those two functions then it doesn't really help.

What we don't know yet is whether the Android 4.3 version installed in the new Nexus 7 supports full USB host mode.  There are several "purer" Android "root" versions for the 1st generation Nexus 7 that do, and brave users have employed this trick for some time. There are also Nexus 7-compatible DSLR controllers (such as DSLR Dashboard) that use the uUSB port or a wireless link.

Again, for your usage model, the Nexus 7 is too limiting. For mine, a wireless hub works great and you can plug in the thumb drive of your choice into it.  But again, that's an extra box.

However, compared to the frustration of the iPad user, these limitations are small indeed.

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