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post #91 of 5581
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There is likely another possibility to fix some SGS3 non-interworking issue: use the USB core driver of the Archos G9 tablet.
 
The Archos G9 tablet can interwork with the FiiO E17.
 
The SGS3 can’t interwork with the FiiO E17, even via a powered USB hub.
 
And drivers/usb/core/message.c of Archos G9 and of SGS3 are different, slightly different.
 
Some XDA developer could build and try a modded Android Linux kernel including the USB core driver of the Archos G9 tablet.
 
 

Dmesg log output and lsusb log output could detail what is going on at the kernel level.

http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linux.alsa.devel/96433

 

dmesg:

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=dmesg

 

lsusb:

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=lsusb

Possible, or you SGS3 guys can tell samsung directly? if no response then go the modded root.

post #92 of 5581
"Android 4.1 for Developers
New Media Capabilities
USB Audio
USB audio output support allows hardware vendors to build hardware such as audio docks that interface with Android devices."

Edited by DanBa - 6/28/12 at 1:10am
post #93 of 5581

"Android for developers...". "Android that allows hardware vendors to...."

 

Will we ever see the real thing?  smile.gif

 

popcorn.gif

post #94 of 5581

"We [HRT] are about to launch a beta program for Android products and if anyone here is interested, they can contact me for more information on the program. We are offering hardware at no cost to a limited number of participants."

http://androidforums.com/4581051-post10.html

post #95 of 5581
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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post

"Android 4.1 for Developers
New Media Capabilities
USB Audio
USB audio output support allows hardware vendors to build hardware such as audio docks that interface with Android devices."

Well done to everyone! Especially you

post #96 of 5581
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"We [HRT] are about to launch a beta program for Android products and if anyone here is interested, they can contact me for more information on the program. We are offering hardware at no cost to a limited number of participants."

http://androidforums.com/4581051-post10.html

 

I've contacted them, figure I also deserve to participate in the beta :)

post #97 of 5581
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post

 

I've contacted them, figure I also deserve to participate in the beta :)

me too

post #98 of 5581
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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post

"Android 4.1 for Developers
New Media Capabilities
USB Audio
USB audio output support allows hardware vendors to build hardware such as audio docks that interface with Android devices."

 

So does this mean that my Nexus 7 will play nicely with a USB DAC straight out the box, or just that the functionality is there for devs to work with?

post #99 of 5581

If words make sense, your Nexus 7 will very likely play nicely with some USB DAC straight out the box, because the ALSA USB audio stack was present in the Android source code before Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

post #100 of 5581

GREAT work everyone!  Really excited for this!!popcorn.gif

post #101 of 5581

I wish I had a compatible droid device (and headfi knowledge) to be a potential beta tester. Also, the last few posts are quite promising. DanBa, thanks for all the useful info and links. The combinations/tests which you posted on the androidforums thread about usb audio was a great read too.

post #102 of 5581

I have rooted Galaxy Note. I love installing roms on it and soon (whenever developers release) we will have jelly bean on our devices. So I was wondering, does that mean I can use usb audio? Because I almost bought FiiO E17 to use with my ICS Galaxy Note but I was glad to have read that ICS still did not support usb dac.

post #103 of 5581
Bad news!
 
The USB DAC recommended by Google is a new type of device. It is not compatible with PC or Mac.
 
usb-host-accessory.png
 
A legacy USB DAC compatible with PC / Mac acts as a USB device, and a PC / Mac acts as a USB host.
A USB DAC recommended by Google acts as a USB host, and a Android smartphone / tablet acts as a USB device.
 
Personally, I prefer the legacy USB audio feature implemented by Samsung on Galaxy S III, which can interwork with a legacy USB DAC like FiiO E7 or ODAC.
 
The legacy USB audio feature is still specified in the Android specs:
"USB_CLASS_AUDIO USB class for audio devices"
post #104 of 5581
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Bad news!   The USB DAC recommended by Google is a new type of device. It is not compatible with PC or Mac. http://developer.android.com/tools/adk/aoa2.html#audio-support http://developer.android.com/tools/adk/adk2.html#play-audio     A legacy USB DAC compatible with PC / Mac acts as a USB device, and a PC / Mac acts as a USB host. A USB DAC recommended by Google acts as a USB host, and a Android smartphone / tablet acts as a USB device.   Personally, I prefer the legacy USB audio feature implemented by Samsung on Galaxy S III, which can interwork with a legacy USB DAC like FiiO E7 or ODAC.   The legacy USB audio feature is still specified in the Android specs: http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/usb/index.html http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/usb/host.html http://developer.android.com/reference/android/hardware/usb/UsbConstants.html "USB_CLASS_AUDIO USB class for audio devices"

Actually this means it leaves it up to the manufacturer, so no not bad news, great news. Because that way we can have extended batteries built into dacs like the vamp

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post #105 of 5581
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Originally Posted by WiR3D View Post


Actually this means it leaves it up to the manufacturer, so no not bad news, great news. Because that way we can have extended batteries built into dacs like the vamp
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So theoretically I'll have no problem using my E17 with the Nexus 7 with the appropriate adaptors?

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