Sunday, November 22, 2009

Universal Remote for Android - not possible

In my previous post, I talked about how wonderful it would be if I could get a universal remote for Android. Looked into this a little. Looks like others have already thought about this:
http://www.mail-archive.com/android-discuss@googlegroups.com/msg13927.html
http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=738
etc.

Apparently Android doesn't provide power out on its USB.

Big bummer :-(
Would be nice if this could happen in future Android phones.

By the way, there is another solution that I found (only for iPhones, though). Ok answer, but lamer IMHO.
Another thing you need to plug into an electrical outlet....