1. anon5759238's Avatar
    So this is something that bothers me. Why Don't cell phones with usb otg have normal USB slots. It would save keeping track of the adapter

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    12-11-13 03:09 PM
  2. Saiga's Avatar
    That wouldn't be a very good idea.

    Think about it, which do you do more on your phone, use the USB host mode feature or charge the battery? If you think it is a hassle keeping track of special USB cable, how much more of a hassle would it be to keep track of a special charge cable?

    Of course, adding a full size USB port would also mean devices would have to be thicker.
    12-11-13 03:16 PM
  3. BadGoliath42's Avatar
    Same reason as why they switched from mini-USB to micro-USB: saves space. USB type A would take way too much space inside the phone for the benefit.

    Would you sacrifice 20% or two hours of battery, just for a regular USB?

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    12-11-13 03:17 PM
  4. anon5759238's Avatar
    Same reason as why they switched from mini-USB to micro-USB: saves space. USB type A would take way too much space inside the phone for the benefit.

    Would you sacrifice 20% or two hours of battery, just for a regular USB?

    Posted via CB10 on my Z30
    Or just make the phone a cubic centimeter of volume longer.... it's less of a big deal then your making it out to be

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    12-11-13 08:13 PM
  5. BadGoliath42's Avatar
    Or just make the phone a cubic centimeter of volume longer.... it's less of a big deal then your making it out to be

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    It is fine if you don't like my explanation. But I guess it is indeed a big deal since they are not doing it. I guess they just don't want to add bulk to the phone just to add this rarely used function.

    My personal opinion on the matter is that they prefer to invest in a good cloud storage software and wireless connectivity for peripherals, since material storage (hence USB sticks) and wired devices are declining.

    Posted via CB10 on my Z30
    12-11-13 08:44 PM

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