Droid Hack Controls Printers, Cameras, Others

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Am I the only one barely able to parse the language in this article? Worse. Sentence Structures. Ever.
 

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[citation][nom]Zoonie[/nom]USB host connectivity on the go:--------------------------------Droid 1iPad 0[/citation]
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Linux.[citation][nom]Kevin Parrish[/nom]Hackers have devices of a USB cable that enables the Droid to control printers, cameras, and other Linux-based USB devices.

This means that the smartphone can directly connect and control printers, TV tuners, video cameras, and many other devices that speak [/citation]

The headline could be cleaned up a little. I would say: Hackers enabled the Droid to control printers, cameras, and other Linux-based USB devices.

I have another question: Do the devices have to run Linux themselves or do they simply have to be Linux compatible? I'm guessing it's the latter because I have never heard of mainstream printers that run Linux. I'm pretty sure that the devices only need to have a Linux driver available for them for them to work with Android. (Though they will probably have to be modified to work with Android.)
 

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[citation][nom]idisarmu[/nom]I have another question: Do the devices have to run Linux themselves or do they simply have to be Linux compatible? [/citation]
Most USB devices have support built into the Linux kernel. Sometimes you need to download drivers for, say, a printer or camera, but usually it's the Linux kernel's built-in hardware support doing all the work.
 
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