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  1. narv's Avatar
    Windows Phone 8.1 to support USB Host/OTG? | WMPoweruser

    http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/14/55...nd-otg-support

    Seems that a new leak / rumor suggests USB OTG!! Woohoo! :) Hope it's true.
    Last edited by narv; 03-14-2014 at 05:09 PM. Reason: adding link
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-14-2014 05:08 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I was not expecting that, if it falls through, that will be a nice surprise.
    03-14-2014 06:57 PM
  3. akthelonelyman's Avatar
    if it comes will it support the present phones like 1520 or will it be limited to the upcoming phones only?
    03-15-2014 12:18 AM
  4. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    This will open doors to rooms full of opportunities. Make it happen MS.
    03-15-2014 12:55 AM
  5. Ma Rio's Avatar
    if it comes will it support the present phones like 1520 or will it be limited to the upcoming phones only?
    It would require a new phone with an AB port.

    I just hope this is true, tho I feel like it isn't. Since it will only be present on the new phones. And it hasn't been mentioned even once till now.
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    The guy even said it will work on every WP8.1 device which is wrong (unless all WP8 devices already have MicroUSB AB ports, which highly doubt).

    Something's fishy here.
    03-15-2014 06:51 AM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    It would require a new phone with an AB port.

    I just hope this is true, tho I feel like it isn't. Since it will only be present on the new phones. And it hasn't been mentioned even once till now.
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    The guy even said it will work on every WP8.1 device which is wrong (unless all WP8 devices already have MicroUSB AB ports, which highly doubt).

    Something's fishy here.
    I've known many androids to have OTG once tweaked or something, and none of those have the square B port AFAIK
    03-15-2014 12:36 PM
  7. Ma Rio's Avatar
    I don't think that's how it works. Great if it does tho, I'd be happy if everyone's happy.
    03-15-2014 03:15 PM
  8. BitPusher2600's Avatar
    It would require a new phone with an AB port.

    I just hope this is true, tho I feel like it isn't. Since it will only be present on the new phones. And it hasn't been mentioned even once till now.
    ---
    The guy even said it will work on every WP8.1 device which is wrong (unless all WP8 devices already have MicroUSB AB ports, which highly doubt).

    Something's fishy here.
    True enough, but where there's a will, there's an adapter :)
    03-15-2014 03:27 PM
  9. RustyU's Avatar
    It would require a new phone with an AB port.
    No it wouldn't. Tons of phones have USB OTG with a regular micro USB port.
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-15-2014 03:49 PM
  10. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Are you sure?
    One thing is a intended USB OTG which is enabled by default by the manufacter. Another thing are some DIY adapters, ROM flashes and other hacks to enable it.
    I don't see the point of having a MicroUSB AB Port if you can do everything even on a standard B port.
    03-15-2014 04:34 PM
  11. badcat's Avatar
    03-16-2014 06:16 AM
  12. RustyU's Avatar
    Are you sure?
    One hundred percent. I'm holding an OTG capable (from factory) phone with a regular micro USB port right now.
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-16-2014 08:47 AM
  13. F3rzz's Avatar
    can somebody explain to me what exactly is USB on the go and it's advantages, i'm not sure i get it.

    time, will and bing doesn't help me much xD.
    03-16-2014 02:32 PM
  14. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Its basicly the ability for your phone to act as a host, so you can plug in a mouse/keyboard/any storage drive/cameras/anything in it via the USB. On regular phones you cant do that, you can only do that on phones with USB OTG enabled.

    This is the first time I head OTG is possible without an AB port on your device, but if it's true - great!
    Tho I do like when my phone comes with something enabled by default and the cable in the box, not when I have to find workarounds.
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-16-2014 03:31 PM

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