Will a Nexus 7 connect to a 3G dongle?

Google's Hugo Barra unveils the Nexus 7 tablet.
Google's Hugo Barra unveils the Nexus 7 tablet. Photo: Bloomberg

Further to your recent reply to a query about connecting USB devices to a Nexus 7 Android tablet, does it work with 3G dongles?
Michael Dalton, by email

Yes-ish... Some 3G dongles can be persuaded to work on Android devices using a free app from Google Play called PPP Widget but it’s a bit hit and miss. If you have a smartphone it’s probably easier to connect or ‘tether’ it to your tablet, or use a mobile wireless hotspot app.

By Staff 10/30/2012 20:00:00