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Since one day I am the owner of a B1 tablet, bought with the intention to connect it to a USB MIDI music keyboard. The tablet seemed to be ideal for this purpose: limited options, a recent version of Android OS installed, etc. As known, Android supports USB host mode since version 3.1. But alas... it did not work as expected. I installed an appropriate application, but then the story ended.
In an older post to this forum I found the following:
> Re: Acer Iconia B- Can I use a USB Dongle???
> 02-04-2013 07:44 PM
> The information I have available on the Iconia B1-A71 says that the microUSB port is not a hub port and is for data
> cable connectivity and for charging. You should be able to do data transfer with the port from another computer.
Now I have 2 questions:
1 - Where was this information available? I should have known it before I purchased the Iconia B tablet.
2 - Is it by any means possible to activate USB host mode for this tablet? Supply of power (5 volt) to the USB connection is not that important.
Please notify that USB host mode is an issue for a lot of people: you then can connect e.g. a mouse to your tablet.
Thanks for any help,