However, I cannot get the internal explorer to copy and paste files. And without micro sd support I will wait until otg usb storage is confirmed. So I attempted to ask Google Play Support about it a few days after my Nexus 4 arrived. I have a 16gb Nexus 4. I am still talking with Google Play Support about this matter right now.
They clearly advertised support for devices via usb. I ended up spending around 30 minutes on hold before I gave up. Source: I also bought the Nexus 4 expecting to be able use usb otg. And without micro sd support I will wait until otg usb storage is confirmed. Either way, whether using the free or paid version, you've now effectively expanded your Nexus 5's storage.
These can be left at their default values for our purposes today, as the app will automatically offer to mount any thumb drive that you attach to your Nexus 5. If I had known the feature wouldn't be included , I would probably have went with a different device. Non removable battery, non expandable memory and now no usb otg? Unfortunately, this news comes a little late to help the earliest of early adopters like myself. I have not tried a mouse or keyboard. Didn't have to change any settings. Only problem is — the feature never worked on the Nexus 4 and now Google has finally edited their support page to reflect that.
The drive is not showing up in any file manager i try from the play store. The StickMount app's interface is just a list of settings. Use the file browser as you normally would—just tap a file to open it. When I first unboxed my 6P, I connected it to my laptop to transfer music and the storage did not show. So there you have it.
Immediately after plugging in your thumb drive, StickMount will show up with a dialog box asking if you want to mount this drive. And the Nexus 4 is lacking in that regard. In here, you'll find a new folder titled usbStorage. What it lacks is a native app to initiate that process. StickMount will then ask for Superuser privileges. The site was live for weeks before people were even able to order a device. Grant those, and within seconds, you will see an ongoing notification appear that lets you know that your thumb drive has been mounted.
I should have kept waiting, because by the time I did get the chance to talk to someone, which was earlier this week, it was already too late. This can't be legal can it? So keep that in mind before you purchase one. The Nexus 5 has no such slot, so depending on which variant you purchased, 16 or 32 gigabytes of on-board storage is all the internal memory your phone supports. I am able to copy files back and forth between the the phone to the drive. This is the thumb drive you just attached, so open it up to see the content. I know of several other people that had the same plan. Install it and let's keep going.
In my case I dont have any hurry to buy it now. Sadly, everyone that was thinking what I was thinking, and was patiently waiting for the feature to become enabled is kind of out of luck now. There is too many sacrifices made with this phone. Otherwise, you will need to copy any files on your thumb drive to your phone's internal storage for these apps to find them. How can they say it has a feature then just update a website and prtened like they never advertised the feature? I have a Nexus 4 and it doesnt have full otg native support. For those whose storage space is starting to get maxed out, there's still hope.