Mobile devices

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):

  1. QualComm Snapdragon CPU
  2. Android Kit Kat 4.4 (Lollipop is not yet supported, Jelly Bean is OK, but Kit Kat has better support for WiFi Direct).
  3. USB Micro On-the-Go (OTG) port (device needs to act as a USB host and client).
  4. Support for WiFi Direct.
  5. 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).
  6. Support for PC Xbox-compatible gamepad including Logitech F310.
  7. Minimum 1GB RAM, 2GB preferable.