Thanks to an application called H-E-N, the Maemo-powered mobile computer, the Nokia N900, now has USB-On-The-Go functionality. And about time too.
USB On-The-Go allows users to connect USB drives, pendrive, storage drives, and other phones to the Nokia N900 and such devices are recognised as external drives. You can also use USB hubs to connect big drives and devices to the N900. That is just sweet.
USB on-the-Go on the N900 supports connection to USB drives with power consumption below 200mA.
The application is still under development, though, so you can expect errors. The project H-E-N homepage is at Maemo.org, if you are interested.
The N900 just became much more versatile with this! N900 users can now put that built-in 32GB of memory to better use. Can’t wait to see this out of development stage.
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