FIRST allows only a very limited range of mobile devices. Some of them are not available outside the US.
For the Dutch Open all mobile devices are allowed. We listed the devices we (or a team) have tested and are running Android 4.4 (Kitkat).
|Name & type||suited for robot control||suited for driver station||tested by||remarks|
|Motorola Moto G 2nd gen||yes||yes||FIRST USFTC NL||FTC compliant phone|
|ZTE Speed||yes||yes||FIRST US||FTC compliant phone, not available in europe|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 4||yes (but large)||yes||FIRST US||Kitkat only|
|Samsung Galaxy S5||yes||yes||FIRST USFTC NL||Kitkat only|
|Google Nexus 5||yes||yes||FIRST US||out of production!|
|Google Nexus 7 tablet||yes (but large)||yes||FIRST US||out of production!|
|Sony Experia E3||yes||yes||unknown!|
|Samsung Galaxy Young 2||No||No||FTC NL||USB OTG doesnt work without powering separately|
Did you test a phone thats not on the list yet? Let us know and we’ll add it (even if it doesn’t work).
Looking for a phone to experiment with? Keep in mind that these are the minimum specifications (According to FIRST US / Intellitech):
- QualComm Snapdragon CPU
- Android Kit Kat 4.4 (Lollipop is not yet supported, Jelly Bean is OK, but Kit Kat has better support for WiFi Direct).
- USB Micro On-the-Go (OTG) port (device needs to act as a USB host and client).
- Support for WiFi Direct.
- 802.11 b/g/n at a minimum (supports 2.4GHz band), 802.11a/b/g/n/ac is also allowed (supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands).
- Support for PC Xbox-compatible gamepad including Logitech F310.
- Minimum 1GB RAM, 2GB preferable.