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Android 4.0 update for the Kindle Fire – now with USB mounting

One of the bugs that’s been plaguing Amazon Kindle Fire users who have installed early builds of Android 4.0 on the $199 tablet appears to be fixed. Developer JackpotClavin has released a new build of CyanogenMod 9 Alpha for the tablet which adds support for USB mounting. In other words, you can now connect the […]

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NOOK Touch hack adds USB host support (plug in a keyboard)

Ever wish you could use a USB keyboard with your NOOK Simple Touch eBook reader? Yeah, I didn’t think so… but it’s still pretty cool that it’s possible. Hacker verygreen has figured out how to enable USB host support on Barnes & Noble’s eReader and he’s posted details on how to do it at the […]

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Rooted BlackBerry PlayBook can read USB flash drives

Now that BlackBerry PlayBook owners can root their tablets with the Dingleberry tool we’re starting to see some interesting hacks arrive. We’ve already shown you how to install the Google Android Market on a rooted PlayBook so you can download and install Android apps with ease. Now guillem at elTecnoBlog has figured out how to […]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets a USB host adapter… for $20

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 runs Google Android 3.1. That means the operating system has built-in USB host capabilities, allowing you to plug in peripherals such as a keyboard, mouse, or gamepad. But you’ll need an adapter to do that because the Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn’t have a full sized USB port. Now Samsung has […]

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Google expands Android beyond smartphones and tablets

Google Android may have started off as a smartphone operating system, but the software now powers tablets, set-top-boxes running Google TV, and even some laptops. Now Google is embracing the expansion of the Android platform with a few new announcements. First, Google is baking USB host support into Android 3.1 and launching an Android Open […]