Back in November we learned that the Nexus 4, Google’s high-flying yet barely available for purchase Nexus smartphone, doesn’t support USB OTG functionality out of the box, which basically means that people can’t connect USB devices such as keyboards, mice, or hard disk drives to the Nexus 4 via a USB OTG cable.
People were hoping though that OTG support might come in a software update as the feature was mentioned in the Nexus 4’s user manual, but Google has now retracted and updated the Nexus 4’s Play Store page saying that USB cannot be used to connect external devices like keyboard and mouse. Which is to say that USB OTG is not at all supported on the Nexus 4, so if connecting USB devices is something you were hoping to do, the Nexus 4 probably isn’t the right phone for you.
This not surprising though, as the Optimus G doesn’t support OTG, which we all know the Nexus 4 is based on when it comes to the hardware. It is sad considering both the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 supported it, and with the latter also being quite cheaply priced like the Nexus 4, we can’t really call the device’s low price a reason for the missing OTG support.
Any of you disappointed by this, or is USB OTG not something you use to be worried about it?