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It seems that Samsung are phasing out OTG support in their latest devices, i.e. the S6 no longer has OTG support.

Is this a general trend across smartphone manufacturers? Also, I cannot see the reason for it, it makes the devices less flexible in how they can be used. Is there a downside to having an Android device support OTG that I may have missed?

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    if the s6 had otg support in previous/older firmware version, then it still is capable of otg support, samsung has a habit of neutralizing previously functioning aspects of hardware by omitting/disabling support at the level of the kernel. likely you can override that by correcting and compiling/installing your own custom kernel. – moonbutt74 Nov 9 '15 at 14:26

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