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    Google had shown at the 2011 IO Keynote that an xbox 360 controller can be used on the Xoom as a USB peripheral. Anyone know how to get this working?
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    You will need the USB host controller from Verizon/Motorola and a USB Xbox controller. I have seen a few people get cheaper ones from eBay or other sites with hit/miss results.
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    Look for a cable that specifically states OTG or host. If you go on ebay and search "micro host otg" almost every result will work. Downside is that they're all shipping from China, so it takes ~2 weeks to get here.
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    Are there any games out capable of using this yet? I imagine you have to map out inputs or something, no?
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    I use it with Nesoid, Gensoid, and the Super Nintendo emulators. I ordered my USB OTG cable off of ebay. Just google "Micro USB Host OTG Cable for Toshiba C6-01 N810 N900 C7" and get it from seller hdmihome2010. I ordered it May 11th and got it May 16th. China to Nashville, TN in 5 days? Who the hell knows how, but I got mine and it's working flawlessly. I'm running Tiamat 1.4.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by OlReagan View Post
    Are there any games out capable of using this yet? I imagine you have to map out inputs or something, no?
    In all the emulators I've used, there's a mapping option under settings. pretty straightforward, you select the button, then you push the corresponding button on the controller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strider51 View Post
    In all the emulators I've used, there's a mapping option under settings. pretty straightforward, you select the button, then you push the corresponding button on the controller.
    Sorry, I should have been more specific. I already have the OTG USB host adapter. But how do I get it working after plugging it in. I believe this mapping option answers my question. I will try it when I get home from work later. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonno View Post
    Sorry, I should have been more specific. I already have the OTG USB host adapter. But how do I get it working after plugging it in. I believe this mapping option answers my question. I will try it when I get home from work later. Thanks!
    I had the same question. I just plugged it up and it worked; no driver installation, input method enabling, or anything like that. I was pretty surprised too since they had problems at google I/O. You just have to map the buttons in each specific app you wish to use it in. Again though, I'm on the Tiamat kernel 1.4.2, so I'm not sure if that makes a difference vs. the official update/unrooted.

    And, I saw a forum photo today of someone using a PS3 controller via the USB (not wireless). I know it wasn't possible to use that wirelessly because of some proprietary handshake that the PS3 controller has to make, but it appears you can use the wired connection. So when I get home, I'm going to check that out also to confirm. I hope it works because i prefer the ps3 controller much better.

    I had initially been using the wii controller and the WiiMote controller app. It worked pretty good but I noticed there was a slight lag when you pressed a button. It really became apparent when I was trying to play Ninja Gaiden (NES). But with the wired Xbox controller, I have no lag. It's awesome.

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by strider51 View Post
    And, I saw a forum photo today of someone using a PS3 controller via the USB (not wireless). I know it wasn't possible to use that wirelessly because of some proprietary handshake that the PS3 controller has to make, but it appears you can use the wired connection. So when I get home, I'm going to check that out also to confirm. I hope it works because i prefer the ps3 controller much better.
    And to report back, I tried the PS3 controller with my Xoom, and it did, in fact, work. I was surprised. I think the response time with the PS3 is a little slower than the Xbox controller, but that might just be my imagination.
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    I've seen people use the Wii controller with the Wii Classic controller attached. I personally do not like the XBox controllers and would much rather use the PS3 then the Wii classic.
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    Confirmed - USB XBOX Controller works 100%
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    What app is that?
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    n64noid, it was taken off the marketplace-
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    1) Can someone confirm if the XBox controlle works with the Xoom US Android 3.1.0 Version?
    Or will I need customzed cernel?
    2) I've got a USB host cable and attached a ordinary mouse to it, but the mouse LED did not turn on. Does it mean I've overseen something or does it proove that the there is no USB power supply over this cable (wrong cable?)

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    The wired 360 controller works and any sony branded ps3 should work as long as its plugged in with usb.
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    yes it works, plug n play-
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    Here is one that doesn't work:
    Amazon.com: USB Micro B (M) to USB A (F) Adapter - Converts USB Micro B Devices to Full Size USB A!: Electronics

    The 2 reviews said it did but the product details do not indicate it is an OTG/host. Its one of the first results that come up on amazon if you search Xoom usb host.

    I've re-ordered from this ebay seller
    but can't vouche for it yet.
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    FYI im using the Motorola/Verizon Photo USB cable
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilli71 View Post
    1) Can someone confirm if the XBox controlle works with the Xoom US Android 3.1.0 Version?
    Or will I need customzed cernel?
    2) I've got a USB host cable and attached a ordinary mouse to it, but the mouse LED did not turn on. Does it mean I've overseen something or does it proove that the there is no USB power supply over this cable (wrong cable?)

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    I couldn't get my xbox controller to work, but I think it needs to be the wired controller, not the wireless one even with a cable.
    If you have the right cable, the mouse should light up. I've tried my phone, a camera, a mouse, and two different keyboards. As soon as you plug something in, it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by siscim23 View Post
    I couldn't get my xbox controller to work, but I think it needs to be the wired controller, not the wireless one even with a cable.
    If you have the right cable, the mouse should light up. I've tried my phone, a camera, a mouse, and two different keyboards. As soon as you plug something in, it works.
    yes it has to be a Actual USB Controller.
    IIRC the PS3 USB Controller works also-
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    Quote Originally Posted by buurin View Post
    Here is one that doesn't work:
    Amazon.com: USB Micro B (M) to USB A (F) Adapter - Converts USB Micro B Devices to Full Size USB A!: Electronics

    The 2 reviews said it did but the product details do not indicate it is an OTG/host. Its one of the first results that come up on amazon if you search Xoom usb host.

    I've re-ordered from this ebay seller
    but can't vouche for it yet.
    That's the one I use and it works for controllers and for transferring picture from a digital camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buurin View Post
    Here is one that doesn't work:
    Amazon.com: USB Micro B (M) to USB A (F) Adapter - Converts USB Micro B Devices to Full Size USB A!: Electronics

    The 2 reviews said it did but the product details do not indicate it is an OTG/host. Its one of the first results that come up on amazon if you search Xoom usb host.
    I have no idea what the deal is or why some will not work with the Xoom because mine does. I had been looking for one for a while and saw that one on Amazon but with a reviewer saying it didn't work I stayed away. My friend came to me a few days later and showed me that it did in fact work (he plugged in a PS3 controller right in front of me and played Star Fox) so I ordered one and I can confirm that it will allow a PS3 controller to work on your Xoom.
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    need to see if this works...

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    Lightbulb WIRELESS! video, pics, and writeup xbox controller on xoom

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonno View Post
    Google had shown at the 2011 IO Keynote that an xbox 360 controller can be used on the Xoom as a USB peripheral. Anyone know how to get this working?

    So, I had some old hardware laying around, the xbox wireless reciever. Couldn't believe it worked immediately and easily ! this video and a few pics, shows you the WIRELESS magic. Very very cool, and nice to play while sitting back with NO CABLE!



    A few more Flickr Pics of the project
    my blog writeup with product links.
    Order this stuff and you CAN with no tricks or funky hacks use your xbox controller on your Xoom WIRELESSLY!.. yeah baby. the wireless setup is so sexy...


    XBox Controller on Motorola Xoom Android 03 by BooyaGadget, on Flickr

    XBox Controller on Motorola Xoom Android 04 by BooyaGadget, on Flickr
    I write about all my personal projects. love to write and make videos, and I upload a crapload to flickr. game reviews, demos, how tos. love it, check it out at BooyaGadget.
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    Now that is cool.
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