Is there a comm app similar to minicom, hyperterminal or zterm for Android? I would prefer a port of minicom, if it exits. BTW, I'm running Android ICS on a Galaxy Nexus.

  • What exactly do you want to communicate with? Telnet?SSH? Hardware serial devices? Local character-based software? – Kevin Reid Feb 11 '12 at 12:27
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    @Kevin: primarily hardware serial devices – MountainX Feb 11 '12 at 16:53

I found one. There is an app called microcom that is part of some newer busybox packages. I used the latest busybox (1.9.3) that could be installed by BusyBox Pro (Steven Stericson) from the Android Market. I replaced busybox 1.9.3CM that came with my ROM and which did not have microcom.

With that busybox you just have to open a terminal (I used BTEP) and type microcom. The short help file will be displayed. Using it can be as simple as:

microcom -s 115200 /dev/ttyUSB0

I am still interested in a more full-featured version -- something more like minicom. But at least microcom gets the minimal job done for now.

If no one offers a more full featured app than microcom, I'll accept my answer in a few days.

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