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You can use an external Bluetooth or USB keyboard with the Nexus 7. For more information see the Connect to keyboards, mice, & other devices section of the Nexus 7 manual. Mike Elgan reports that the Nexus 7 also works with an Apple Bluetooth keyboard.
If your phone is rooted I think that you can write your own keyboard layout. I'm using my own layout (on SGS I9000) for some Chinese blouetooth keyboard that I bougth recently. Layout files are in /system/usr/keylayout/ directory. Layout file that is used by my keyboard is Broadcom_Bluetooth_HID.kl. I think that layout used by built-in keyboard will be ...
I would suggest a cable hub. You should be able to find one that takes only one USB port of device, and provides 2 (or 3) USB ports. for example: cable hub ,USB 2.0 3-port HUB with Micro 5P
A workaround at least while in the main launcher home screen is to press MENU and then NOTIFICATIONS. Else get HelloStatusBar and assign it to a shortcut key. You can also try Status bar Expander which uses a long-press on the menu key to drop the bar wherever you are. Naturally, YMMV as certain devices don't support these apps.
USB Host Mode was introduced with Honeycomb (Android 3.1, see changelog. This clearly explains why it failed on your Gingerbread (2.3) device -- and also should answer your question whether it is supported by Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) and above: Yes, it should work. As ov1d1u explained in his answer, it will require a "USB OTG cable" (OTG stands for ...
Looks like it has been reported as a SwiftKey bug for the Nexus 10 as well. Your best best is probably wait to get this fixed. I suggest you click the Vote button in their support site to increase the bug's priority. I just added 3 votes for you! NOTE: I don't use SwiftKey. I use GO Keyboard.
Yes, I had the same issue, it never worked for any PC USB Keyboards, except the one which we bought from DOMO, that nCase K6. That K6 worked perfectly (even to my PC). But a PC USB mouse worked on my DOMO Slate X3G. Buy a nCase K6 or, preferably you could install USB Host Controller from Play Store, as said by the first answer.. That should fix your issues.
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