Any new info on this topic?
Here's my situation: I'm an energy auditor / homre performance consultant. I want to buy a cheap borescope (device that allows you to see into small openings) that just has a USB output, and display the real-time video on a smartphone (and possibly capture still shots or video as well). The resolution is not real high on these things, like 320x240.
I want to do this without adding to the number of display devices (and memory cards) in my toolkit. I already have a digital camera and a cell phone, which could be replaced with a smart phone. (the camera is starting to have issues, so I may have to do this soon). I already pull out memory cards from my dig camera AND my infrared camera to copy jpgs to my PC. (a $4500 IR camera upgrade would fix that, but I lack the funds)
Instead of getting an expensive borescope with its own display, I want to route it into a smartphone. I've read that Android version 3.1 and up supports USB Host mode. Is that enough for what I need to do? Will I have to find a driver, or an app to make it work?