Hello everybody! I'm new to the forum, and I do realize that there are probably my a thousand threads discussing this topic. In fact, I have read through many of them, but I am having a difficult time deciphering this problem. So I appeal to the masses!
Here it is: I crushed - and I mean CRUSHED! like what is that? Oh no, it's my lap dock kind of crushed - the Motorola Lap dock 100 I have been using in unison with my RAZR Mass HD to run my business. Time to just replace, right? Well, sort of. As many of my fellow lap dockers have lamented, they discontinues Web top. In fact, I have never even used it. I was introduced to the lap dock after the excommunication, so my resolution stunk, and it worked, but wasn't great.
So I figure I need an upgrade. I search and search and finally find the padfone. I could have the same interface for everything and only pay one bill! I am grandfathered into an unlimited data plan with Verizon and I don't have a computer, or a tv. So I use my phone for everything. I figure the pad one is perfect but then I realize that it's not available in America. But, isn't the padfone just another type of dock? Wouldn't a touchscreen and a bluetooth keyboard function much the same way? Great idea!
So I dropped a couple of hundred dollars on a 10" touch screen by Lilliput. I can easily buy a 12 volt battery for it, and plan to. I bought a USB OTG cable, a USB hub, bluetooth mouse and keyboard and there it is. One major problem. I can't charge while using the OTG. Minor problem, the touch screen has a USB out and I thought that if I plugged it into the hub it would work. I bought a male to male connector, but no go.
I read that folks with a nexus were able to make this charging arrangement work with a special cord and a kernel patch. But I also read that some folks with the RAZR Maxx were able to just use one of those Samsung cable with the charge port already on it. I bought one and nothing. It won't even charge without all the get up in it. I know this can work, because the lap dock charged and hosted peripherals.
What am I missing!?!