Connecting to Your Android From a PC or Laptop
USB OTG stands for Universal Serial Bus, a standardized connection technology that connects personal computers to various peripheral devices. The standard allows several USB devices, including digital cameras, printers, scanners, video game consoles, and wireless card readers to communicate with each other. Because of its standardized structure, many computer systems will recognize USB OTG when attached to a peripheral device. However, there are certain drawbacks to this connection. To address these USB OTG issues, developers have developed software applications that connect to and from Android using its native driver system without requiring the use of a third-party device.
An example of such software is DevAppliance, a USB OTG client that allows users of android devices to use their existing drivers and operating systems to control media players, printers, scanners, video game consoles, and other USB OTG enabled devices. It also allows users to access various computer programs and utilities. Similar to other USB OTG free software, DevAppliance works with most modern PC and laptop computers. A desktop computer just needs a USB OTG cable to connect to an android device.
Before downloading the software, make sure you follow all installation instructions carefully. Installation may vary according to your operating system. For Windows, you should download the program from the company's website. Installation instructions and technical support are usually available on the download page. For Linux users, the application can be downloaded from the Linux distribution's website. However, support and service availability may be limited.