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  1. anujindia12's Avatar
    HI Folks,

    Is there any Lumia Phone which is capable of supporting the OTG?? Please let me know.

    Thanks
    12-21-2015 01:56 AM
  2. dKp1977's Avatar
    Definitely the 950 and 950XL. Windows 10 mobile finally adds support for USB OTG. I don't know for sure if that requires newer hardware though, but I think so. So it may not work on older devices or low end devices.
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    12-21-2015 02:01 AM
  3. Josh Harman's Avatar
    The new Windows 10 phones.

    Lumia 950, 950 XL... maybe the 550, not sure.
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    12-21-2015 02:02 AM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Here is a help page from Microsoft. New in Windows 10: USB Dual Role on Mobile - Microsoft Windows USB Core Team Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    Please note, this feature will only be available on new Windows 10 devices that support USB Dual Role. This is because of the hardware changes required for the USB port to support device enumeration. While there are devices in the market today that have USB Dual Role capable controllers, the platforms were not designed to support USB Dual Role. New hardware may advertise that they are Dual Role capable.
    I take this to mean that while existing Lumias of ≤ X40 may have capable SoC it was never enabled physically on the motherboard since Windows Phone 8.1 and below were never going to support OTG in the software.
    12-21-2015 04:35 PM
  5. anujindia12's Avatar
    I just had a chat with the Microsoft on their chat support.... The guy told me that even Windows 10 mobiles dont support OTG feature and are not likely to do so in the near future....
    12-22-2015 01:49 AM
  6. dKp1977's Avatar
    I just had a chat with the Microsoft on their chat support.... The guy told me that even Windows 10 mobiles dont support OTG feature and are not likely to do so in the near future....

    He doesn't know jack then. It's working on the 950XL and supposed to be working on the 950 too.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-22-2015 02:15 AM
  7. Josh Harman's Avatar
    He doesn't know jack then. It's working on the 950XL and supposed to be working on the 950 too.
    I can confirm that it works on my 950.

    Once again, another example of reps not knowing what they are talking about. I constantly see people arguing a point based on what a support rep told them, regardless of what some of us know to be fact - at no fault of their own if course, who wouldn't believe an official support rep?

    Honestly, I wouldn't believe hardly anyone. They are a select few bloggers and sites that I trust (obviously Windows Central), but really unless it's an executive, official press release or facts listed on the companies website I wouldn't believe it.
    libra89 and RumoredNow like this.
    12-22-2015 02:27 AM
  8. jhoff80's Avatar
    Technically, the 950 and 950XL's USB-C dual-role support is not USB-OTG. USB-OTG is a very specific protocol with a specific pin layout and cable configuration.

    USB-C is more open. Either device can identify as the host. It requires no special cables, just the standard USB-C connection.

    But yes, both have the same end result of being able to attach peripherals to the phone. :D
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    12-22-2015 02:43 AM
  9. anujindia12's Avatar
    Thanks for your replies folks
    12-22-2015 05:59 AM
  10. Zulfigar's Avatar
    I'm going to say, any phone with Continuum will have USB OTG. So, right now, the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, next month will add the Lumia 550, and then you have that one other phone I can't think of the name, heh.
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    12-22-2015 06:09 AM
  11. Ariel Takom's Avatar
    I'm going to say, any phone with Continuum will have USB OTG. So, right now, the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, next month will add the Lumia 550, and then you have that one other phone I can't think of the name, heh.
    I thought the 550 won't be supporting Continuum since it's hardware is... well.. low-end?
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    12-22-2015 07:43 AM
  12. xandros9's Avatar
    I thought the 550 won't be supporting Continuum since it's hardware is... well.. low-end?
    this person is correct

    no continuum for 550
    12-22-2015 05:07 PM
  13. Zulfigar's Avatar
    I thought the 550 won't be supporting Continuum since it's hardware is... well.. low-end?
    My mistake! I meant the 650. Which I believe is rumored to have Continuum.
    12-23-2015 09:05 AM
  14. RumoredNow's Avatar
    My mistake! I meant the 650. Which I believe is rumored to have Continuum.
    Not that I've seen and I just crawled over all the 650 rumors I could find on Monday. Lumia 650 - Windows Central Forums
    12-23-2015 12:35 PM
  15. Ariel Takom's Avatar
    My mistake! I meant the 650. Which I believe is rumored to have Continuum.
    I read somewhere (either here in WinCentral or at WMPU or maybe in reddit, not sure which one. Too many Windows-based articles being read in a day lol) that Microsoft is looking at options to bring Continuum to their non-flagship phones. I don't see any reason why this is impossible, but with the current implementation of Continuum in the new flagships, 950/XL, I doubt it will come any time soon (still laggy in some parts, multitasking is still sub-par, but I believe this could be improved in time). Maybe in 2, 3 years? Fingers crossed
    12-23-2015 10:48 PM
  16. Zulfigar's Avatar
    I read somewhere (either here in WinCentral or at WMPU or maybe in reddit, not sure which one. Too many Windows-based articles being read in a day lol) that Microsoft is looking at options to bring Continuum to their non-flagship phones. I don't see any reason why this is impossible, but with the current implementation of Continuum in the new flagships, 950/XL, I doubt it will come any time soon (still laggy in some parts, multitasking is still sub-par, but I believe this could be improved in time). Maybe in 2, 3 years? Fingers crossed
    I recall that too, though, unlike any phone without an SD808, 810, and soon 820, which can power two screens at once, it'll probably just power down the phone's display then power up the external display. Only time will tell, though.
    12-24-2015 01:55 PM
  17. RAMacLennan's Avatar
    Amazon has this ad: Anyone tried it?

    Nokia Lumia 1520 POWERED (OTG) Micro-USB to USB 2.0 Adapter High Speed Data-Transfer Cable for connecting any compatible USB Accessory/Device/Drive/Flash/ and truly On-The-Go with Power Port!
    • Finally, an outstanding OTG + Power high grade cable for your Nokia Lumia 1520 at a reasonable price!
    • Now you can power and connect your USB Device/Drive/Flash/Printer by plugging it in, and using it instantly!
    • For data transfer with role swapping abilities, this customer cable is for those on the GO and want reliability NOW!
    • Operate small USB peripherals by plugging in the adapter cable which transforms your mobile or portable device into a USB capable unit.
    • CONNECTORS: Standard USB 2.0 port, Micro-USB OTG connector, Micro-USB Power Input Connector, Nanosecond recognition
    01-07-2016 03:55 PM
  18. xandros9's Avatar
    Amazon has this ad: Anyone tried it?

    Nokia Lumia 1520 POWERED (OTG) Micro-USB to USB 2.0 Adapter High Speed Data-Transfer Cable for connecting any compatible USB Accessory/Device/Drive/Flash/ and truly On-The-Go with Power Port!
    • Finally, an outstanding OTG + Power high grade cable for your Nokia Lumia 1520 at a reasonable price!
    • Now you can power and connect your USB Device/Drive/Flash/Printer by plugging it in, and using it instantly!
    • For data transfer with role swapping abilities, this customer cable is for those on the GO and want reliability NOW!
    • Operate small USB peripherals by plugging in the adapter cable which transforms your mobile or portable device into a USB capable unit.
    • CONNECTORS: Standard USB 2.0 port, Micro-USB OTG connector, Micro-USB Power Input Connector, Nanosecond recognition
    I would not buy that until we know the 1520 does OTG, which it likely doesn't at this time.

    Although personally, I could probably find a use for an OTG cable, just not on a Lumia thus far.
    01-07-2016 06:44 PM
  19. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Amazon has this ad: Anyone tried it?
    No such animal exists.

    This is a generic cable that the seller is plugging various model names into the title for.

    Are you not suspicious that the pictures show 2 different products? Or that they show it hooked up to a phone that in no way looks to be a Windows Phone.?

    Adding power into your thumb drive isn't going to matter...
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    01-07-2016 07:01 PM
  20. terence chan's Avatar
    No more guessing.
    I tested with my lumia 1520 using a generic otg cable and it does not work.
    What's more interesting is that if you go to the usb option in settings it says that this device, which is the 1520, can only connect to a charger or a pc. That means there is no luck that any old devices before 950 would ever get otg support.
    It is ironic as my very very old samsung galaxy s2 on android 2.3 can still do otg despite a very old os and vintage chip.
    Shame on ms on this one.
    01-13-2016 06:54 AM
  21. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Shame on ms on this one.
    Again, I think it goes to requiring a physical circuit between the port and the SoC. Microsoft is not going to open every legacy phone and solder the motherboard.

    It wasn't physically enabled as the OS/Firmware wasn't supporting it. Might as well ask for a retina scan ffc in addition.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-13-2016 11:13 AM
  22. iamakii's Avatar
    No more guessing.
    I tested with my lumia 1520 using a generic otg cable and it does not work.
    What's more interesting is that if you go to the usb option in settings it says that this device, which is the 1520, can only connect to a charger or a pc. That means there is no luck that any old devices before 950 would ever get otg support.
    It is ironic as my very very old samsung galaxy s2 on android 2.3 can still do otg despite a very old os and vintage chip.
    Shame on ms on this one.
    Shame on MS really. A basic Android phone has OTG USB while a former Lumia flahship doesn't. SMH
    xandros9 and jazen like this.
    01-31-2016 01:40 AM
  23. chiabamshad's Avatar
    Need new hardware and only 950 and 950XL has...
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-26-2016 05:39 PM
  24. ashyu's Avatar
    I was trying to use "OTG" on my 950 XL, but it doesn't seem to work the same as older Android phones with OTG via the Micro B USB connector.

    I bought a USB Type C male to Micro B female adapter and then connected a Micro B female to USB A female adapter, to which I connected a USB thumb drive and later also a mouse/keyboard. However, the phone did not pick up anything through this. I also have a thumb drive that has a Micro B OTG connector, which I've used with android successfully before, and even that was not picked up.

    It seems you need to have USB Type C devices only?

    All these peripherals I was trying to use work fine through the Microsoft Display Dock...
    11-27-2016 08:44 PM
  25. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I bought a USB Type C male to Micro B female adapter and then connected a Micro B female to USB A female adapter, to which I connected a USB thumb drive and later also a mouse/keyboard. However, the phone did not pick up anything through this.
    One of these should work?
    Laura Knotek and libra89 like this.
    11-27-2016 10:44 PM
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