Is It Possible to Use an Xbox Wired Controller on an Acer A501 Tablet?

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    Hi

    I've just recently acquired an Acer a501 as a gift (previously I've been accustomed to an iPad).
    So I've started looking into the various apps/games and I've also seen evidence of controllers being used on some games (you tube), in particular the Xbox 360 wired controller.

    Couple of questions:

    1 Is an Xbox wired controller compatible with android devices (Acer a501)? Is driver software required or an emulator? (Again you tube shows some guy using his wired controller playing a game on a android device).
    2 Tegrazone identifies some games that a controller can be used, in particular an Xbox 360 wired controller. Apparently its as simple as plug and play but I tried it and had no joy.
    3 On live - apparently not supported in Australia...?

    Any tips would be appreciated

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    Thanks for that.

    Just one thing, the Acer a501 has two USB ports, x1 micro and x1 full size USB. Any particular port I should be using? Still nèed the OTG cable too (for the micro port)

    Dab
     
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    Just plug the xbox360 into the full size USB port.
     
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    Although I cant speak personally for your tablet. I do have an A500, what version of android are you using. have to tried to run an emulator and assign the keys to specific input. I can even control my home screen with the controller. and I use the wireless gaming receiver. im running the lasted official release for my tablet 4.0.3
     
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