Thursday, May 19, 2011

Android Open Accessories

The Android Open Accessory APIs for Android have been announced at Google I/O last week. These APIs allow USB accessories to connect to Android devices running Android 3.1 or Android 2.3.4 without special licensing or fees. The new “accessory mode” does not require the Android device to support USB Host mode.

Android Developers Blog post a article concentrate on accessory mode, but also announced USB Host mode APIs for devices with hardware capable of supporting it.

- Android Developers Blog: A Bright Idea: Android Open Accessories

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