August 21, 2012 at 11:57 am #1229
Has anyone tried this yet?August 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm #1237
Cripes great find mate! I’m watching this with interest this could be a major app breakthrough if it’s doing what it says…and it sounds like it is! This would have been the only reason that I would have needed to root my N7. Now it looks like I might not have too!August 21, 2012 at 4:09 pm #1239
I can’t take the credit – Barnacle at The Digital Fix forums found it.
I’ve bought the app and ordered a USB OTG cable from Amazon so will have to wait a few days before I can try it out.
Great if it works though!August 22, 2012 at 1:01 pm #1260
Same here Locky: Amazon cable on its way! Looking forward to trying it out.August 22, 2012 at 2:48 pm #1275
Oh man it’s down already!
I could have done with an app like this, I’ve no intention of rooting my device, so this would have been handy.
It looks like if you snooze you lose, but I’m sure there’ll be other similar apps.August 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm #1281
What do you mean? I can still see it in the Google Play store.
That’s weird – I can see it in Firefox but not IE??
Under the Nexus Photo Viewer, it says:
“I have a bit of a volume issue. I’ve gone from 10-> 20-> 50-> 100-> 600 downloads per day. I do not have the support structure (or time) for this many people with a product that is this immature. I’m taking the app down until I can get support under control. You should be able to continue to use the application if you have already purchased it.”August 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm #1288
What is/was it?August 22, 2012 at 3:38 pm #1289
The description says:
“Nexus Media Importer allows you to import and stream music, video and photos from a USB flash drive or SD card connected to your Nexus 7, or other Android 3.2+ devices that do not support mounting external storage. Google choose not to allow USB/SD Card access on the Nexus series. This software works-around that issue. Requires the following hardware. 1) A USB OTG Cable (Cost approximately $1 USD on Amazon), 2) A USB Flash Drive or USB SD Card Reader and SD Card.”August 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm #1292
Interesting if it works. Is there any other method of getting it? (not condoning piracy if it was a paid app; i’m happy to pay money for this to have a much around with)August 22, 2012 at 6:38 pm #1297
Thanks for passing on the tip, this is very promising. The author stands to make a few quid out of this if he polishes it up.
Had a quick look, seems available at the moment…August 22, 2012 at 6:45 pm #1298
Purchased, willing to toss the author a quid to see if he can make this work.
What cables have people got, anyone got an Amazon link? The cheap ones seem to be shipping from the far east or have silly p&p charges.August 23, 2012 at 9:28 am #1305
Now available again:August 25, 2012 at 10:13 am #1347
Superb – works like a dream – and all for less than a £5 note!
This is a link to the cable purchase from Amazon: seems not all OTG cables would work, but this one is just fine – http://fwd4.me/18BU – for the princely sum of £2.98 with postage. Arrived in just 2 days.
The Playstore app is fine too: it will save files in appropriate folders (ie, Downloads, Movies, Music, etc), so there is no need for the thumb drive to be connected for more than the time it takes to transfer the relevant files into the Nexus. App price £1.27.
10/10 – brilliant! Just what the device needs to provide a really simple connection with your media.August 25, 2012 at 11:01 am #1351
My USB OTG cable (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008WOXUKI) arrived today and the app worked fine. Great stuff! :-)September 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm #1542