USB On-The-Go (OTG) Compatible Phones and Tablets
Many of the new models of smartphones and tablet PCs include USB OTG Capability, which simply means that other devices such as a keyboards, mice and USB flash drives can be used.
Since the LOK-IT Secure Flash Drive is platform independent, it works great with Android O/S.
Portable data that is not encrypted is a big issue and liability for organizations. LOK-IT ensures that the usefulness of USB OTG does not create yet another potential liability.
Below is partial list of Android Devices that are considered to include USB OTG and allow USB storage devices:
|Android Smartphones with USB OTG|
|Samsung Galaxy S4||Samsung Galaxy Note II||Samsung Galaxy S II|
|Samsung Galaxy S III||Samsung Galaxy Nexus||Huawei Ascend D|
|Motorola Droid RAZR||LG Optimus G||Huawei Ascend D1||Pantech Vega R3||HTC One||Sony Xperia|
|Android Tablets with USB OTG|
|Samsung Ativ Tab||Samsung Galaxy Note||Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0||Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7||Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1||Acer Iconia Tab||Asus VivoTab RT|
|Huawei MediaPad||Sony Tablet||Toshiba Excite 10|
USB OTG & LOK-IT File Sync FAQs
Q: What if my Android device is not on the list above?
A: This list is not definitive, so you should perform an online search for your device name and USB OTG. Some devices, like Google Nexus 7 are USB OTG compatible for some peripheral devices, but not USB storage devices. These are not included on the list.
Q: Do I need a USB OTG connector?
A: If your device is USB OTG compatible, you next need to determine what connector is needed, if any. Do you see a full size USB port on your device? If so, then no connector is needed. Otherwise, you will need a special USB OTG connector. USB OTG connectors look like normal power connectors, but they are slightly different internally and allow USB OTG communication. There are two main types of USB OTG Connectors, a thin but wide 30 pin connector and a much smaller 5 pin connector. Be sure to look at your device to see the size and shape of the port so that the right connector is purchased.
Q: Do I need to have the LOK-IT File Sync app in order to use LOK-IT with my Android device?
A: No, LOK-IT can be used with your device with the app. The app simply makes it much easier and faster to transfer, copy and synchronize files. When procedures can be performed quickly, they are much more likely to be done at all.
Q: Why don’t my other encrypted flash drives work with Android?
A: The majority of encrypted flash drives in the marketplace use software for authentication, where a user must enter a password into software that resides on the flash drive. This software is not compatible with Android, so those drives are useless with Android and other mobile or embedded systems. LOK-IT, on the other hand, uses no software for authentication so it is just as flexible as a standard flash drive, but the contents on LOK-IT are completely encrypted and secure.