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    Android phone as an input device

    Hi,

    I'm not sure if this is possible or is already posted here, but is there a possibility to use an Android tablet like the N7 as an input device? Like macro keys on a keyboard.

    Since Android got the ability act as USB Host, is there anyway this can be done?

    Thank you.

    Regards.

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    Re: Android phone as an input device

    Actually, Android devices running ICS (OS version 4.0.x) no longer have the ability to be mounted as USB Mass Storage. You can thank Google for that, as they have removed that feature from the OS.
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    Re: Android phone as an input device

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Actually, Android devices running ICS (OS version 4.0.x) no longer have the ability to be mounted as USB Mass Storage. You can thank Google for that, as they have removed that feature from the OS.
    That sucks... Couldn't you re-enable that after rooting it though?

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