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Has any tried hooking up a Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboard to a Android device. It doesn't seem to work with my Sony Xperia Table S (Android 4.0.3). However with my Raspberry PI it works like a charm. I haven't tried installing Android yet on my Raspberry but hoping someones knows something about it. I have not been able to find anything on Google about this.

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There many reasons the keyboard wouldn't work the main reason would be a driver problem. Clearly the Linux disto your using on your Raspberry Pi supports the driver that allows the keyboard to function. Android isn't Linux. –  Ramhound Oct 18 '12 at 13:34
    
Any change such a driver can be installed? I don't know a lot about Android. –  Dave Kok Oct 18 '12 at 13:38
    
@Ramhound Android is a Linux distro... –  Sachin Shekhar Nov 18 '12 at 8:05
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As long as your Android device supports USB keyboards at all, any USB keyboard will work. Many Android devices don't support working as a USB master device (due to hardware limitations), but running Android on a Raspberry Pi should work fine as its USB ports are fully-featured.

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I have tried other keyboards and they do work. So it seems more a software problem then a hardware problem. –  Dave Kok Nov 21 '12 at 8:24
    
@DaveKok It could also be a power consumption problem, then. I see no reason why a conforming USB keyboard would have a software-level problem with working on a device where other conforming USB keyboards work. –  fluffy Nov 21 '12 at 23:33
    
Hmm, not really sure how to rule out power consumption, but thanks. –  Dave Kok Nov 28 '12 at 14:54
    
You could hook it up to a computer and see what its maximum reported current draw is (OSX and Linux both have tools for that, and Windows probably does too). Those numbers aren't trustworthy but it's a start. If you're handy with a multimeter and don't mind modifying a USB extension cable you can measure the current draw directly, as well. –  fluffy Nov 28 '12 at 20:33
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