I am using celkon A98. The specification of my device says it does not have USB OTG support .. I tried OTG troubleshooter app... it says USB host is supported ... Do I have USB host functionality **or was that a bug in the **OTG troubleshooter app ? L


No, not all Android devices have USB-on-the-go support. GSMArena claims that your device doesn't, but they'll only be going on the specification.

The tool could be reporting that your phone has the software support for acting as a USB host, but unless the hardware also supports USB-OTG, that's not going to help you.

  • Actually all androd 3.0+ devices have the hardware facility ... @Dan Hulme
    – Joe_Vj _95
    Aug 16 '14 at 8:40
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    @Joe_Vj_95 That's quite a bold claim. I'd be interested to know where you heard it.
    – Dan Hulme
    Aug 16 '14 at 10:09
  • @DanHulme check Android official docs at developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/usb/index.html: "USB accessory and host modes are directly supported in Android 3.1 (API level 12) or newer platforms"
    – Guido
    Mar 11 '16 at 16:48
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    @GuidoGarcía That doesn't say anything about the hardware, just that the OS supports it.
    – Dan Hulme
    Mar 11 '16 at 19:39

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