USB on the Go for Asus Zenfone 5 - with New 220.127.116.11 Firmware Update
The much needed and expected feature on the Asus zenfone 5 is here!!!
Yes the usb otg is now working after installing the update file of size 30.62mb.
The version of the new update is 18.104.22.168 received 20:00hours on 18/8/2014.
Video Showing the OTG update..
The new firmware should show up in 1-2 days?
USB OTG: What it means and how to use itSome Android devices such as the Nexus 5 support a very useful feature that manufacturers don’t really make a whole lot of fuss over: USB On the go, or OTG. At the very basic core, it means that you can use your Android device as a USB host and connect, for example, a USB stick directly to the smartphone. At the core, it has a bunch of other uses. What else can USB OTG be used for and how it works, we’ll explain below.
What is OTG?As stated above, OTG stands for “On the go”. With two devices that are USB OTG compatible you can make them communicate with each other and perform certain functions. The most common one we use is when we use a PC, which acts as a host, and connect a USB flash drive or a smartphone to it. With the introduction of more devices being OTG compatible, you can now bypass the PC: photos can be sent directly from your camera to a printer, a keyboard can be connected directly to a mobile device, or a USB stick can be connected to a smartphone. One of the easiest ways to figure out whether you have a device that is USB OTG compatible is to look for the following USB logo with green arrow.
How can you use OTG on your smartphone or tablet?
The applications of USB OTG are varied and based on compatible hardware. With smartphones and tablets, the technology can be used to connect keyboards, mice, hard drives, and USB sticks. However, not all smartphones and tablets are OTG compatible. If you’re not sure whether your device has the capability of acting as an OTG host, you can easily figure it out by downloading a free app from the Play Store called USB Host Diagnostics.
Just having a device that is OTG compatible isn’t enough though as you’ll also need a suitable OTG cable for your device. Of course, you can easily grab one for a few bucks at a few online portals, including over at Amazon.com. Furthermore, to connect storage devices such as a USB flash drive or a hard drive, you may also need an app like USB Host Controller or Total Commander.
Many of the current iteration of smartphones offer the USB OTG compatibility, I including the following:
Sony Xperia Z, ZL, Z Ultra, Z1
Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, S4, Note 1, Note 2, Note 3
LG Optimus G, G2
HTC X, One, One mini, One max
Google Nexus 5
With the latest Firmware Update , Asus Zenfone 5 joins the world of USB OTG in India...
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