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by nexus7wannabe / December 11, 2012 3:43 AM PST

Can I use a micro USB-to-USB adapter to play content on my flash drive on a Nexus 7?

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Rely on specs
by Willy / December 11, 2012 4:15 AM PST
In reply to: micro USB storage

As long as the proper seup is present it should exclduing any power need consideration. Once you get injhto adapter and unique arrangements you've left to wonder as you posted. The main idea is what does the specs offer, review it.

tada -----Willy Happy

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No wonder here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2012 6:52 AM PST
In reply to: Rely on specs

Looked at the specs, tried it and would have to root it to enable it.
Bob

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USB on tablets
by Willy / December 11, 2012 12:46 PM PST
In reply to: No wonder here.

I'm finding out only by physically looking(hard way) at USB what "they" mean by USB. In some cases it's not the generic USB port as found on a PC. The mini-USB or somehow differently *shaped* USB port takes only what the maker supplied or specific to that brand. While the other end that connects to PC for sync is OK, it's the tablet port that causes all the fun. I've started not to like tablets since you can't crack them open anyways(easily) or is it worth it. -----Willy Sad

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No cracking open for the Nexus. It's all firmware.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2012 1:33 PM PST
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It's not the tablet port at all on this one. I did get the Asus Transformer with the keyboard dock. Besides the ports it has a full size SD card slot, micro SD slot and more.

What is this cracking open you speak of?
Bob

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Innards
by Willy / December 12, 2012 1:45 AM PST

Just seeing what's inside, not hacking per se. It's more about what makes it tick, I'm thinking we've come to point of true toss-away devices. I understand phones get reworked in order to resell, but as for tablets, not netbooks or dinky laptops where some upgrades/repairs can be done up to a point. ekkkkk! it's just me -----Willy Happy

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The only time I cracked one open was
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 12, 2012 1:49 AM PST
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When a nice web article showed how to shoehorn in a bluetooth adapter connected to an unused internal USB header. That was a cool addition for cheap.

Thanks for the post Willy and let's hope the office keeps me floating in tablets. I have a few but for reasons given we don't have the Apple ones.
Bob

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I have the Nexus 7 and a cable for that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2012 3:46 AM PST
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Just a little bit and I'll try it. Be aware I don't do this because I can dropbox stuff over to it but I think I have the right cable and adapter.

Bob

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The stock Nexus does not do this. Link follows.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2012 4:00 AM PST
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(NT) Thanks!
by nexus7wannabe / December 11, 2012 7:55 AM PST
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Just remembered I own a 32GB Kingston Wi-Drive.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2012 8:10 AM PST
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I haven't tried it with the N7 but see no reason it won't work.
Bob

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