Originally Posted by mikeysteele
Maybe Rick gave up on this thread, considering none of the posts in it (including this one) apart from his have been development related (we are in the development forum...)
Also, don't you think if he had news he'd post it?
I haven't given up on this but yeah, such people really do nothing but spam the thread for no reason. I will require 2.6.33 kernel at a minimum to continue because usb stack interface was changed between .32 and .33 linux. So instead of starting from scratch, i have asked tweakos who already has a .33 kernel running perfectly for the source code for me to continue, He mentioned he had some data loss but has a backup and it would take him around 4~5 days to recover and upload that somewhere.
As for the news, whatever news i would have about the host controller wouldn't be understood properly as most of it would be regarding low level stuff or unless the news is about release..
As for the possible uses of usb host would be:
1) USB joysticks, (any controller that works with linux) so you can play psx emulator with real controls, and other supporting games
2) USB TV in, Watch TV on your HD2 using a USB powered TV tuner card.
3) USB TV out, Use larger displays for your HD2 using usb monitors or some kind of usb video adapters certified for use with linux
4) USB sound cards for those who want real quality audio with an external usb sound card, but i think android does not support this. will require GNU/Linux distro.
Infact anything that works properly with USB 2.0 in linux will work in kernel space and can be used by apps which have ability for such hardware.