Nexus 4 Does Not Support USB OTG

In a not-so-shocking turn of events, it has been found out that USB OTG is not supported by the Nexus 4. If you don’t know, USB OTG stands for On-The-Go and is a cable that plugs into your devices microUSB port and has a full USB port at the end. This allows you to plug keyboards, mice, flash drives, and controllers into your device, expanding its use greatly. Unfortunately, Google updated their Nexus 4 support page to say that it does not support USB, only Bluetooth for connecting peripherals. It’s strange that the page had to be recently updated, as it was being sold with a feature it does not possess.

However, the Nexus 7 doesn’t have full OTG capabilities either. You need a root app (StickMount) to mount USB drives over a USB OTG cable. This turn of events doesn’t surprise me. It is very disappointing though, there is no doubt about that. Tell us your thoughts on this issue in the comments!


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