We’re not sure why Sony doesn’t highlight this in their marketing materials but we found out that quite a number of Xperia devices support USB On-the-Go. The list of Xperia phones that we know support USB OTG is the Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia ray and the new 2012 range of Xperia devices which currently is the Xperia S, Xperia P, Xperia U and the Xperia sola. All these devices support the very useful USB On-the-Go feature.
What’s interesting is that not all USB On-the-Go cables work with these devices. We’re not sure why this is but if you’re planning to get a USB OTG cable, its best you test it first before buying. Or you could just do a simple mod – as seen in the video — to make most USB OTG cables work with the supported Xperia phones.
For tips on how to mod a USB OTG cable to work with the supported Xperia smartphones, just ask our blogger friend @yogaretnam