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[aprssig] Andorid APRS

Jason Rausch jason at ke4nyv.com
Wed Dec 23 20:36:10 UTC 2009

> Watching this with interest.  I'm running an HTC Hero
> (Sprint) with Android 1.5 (cupcake).  Looking forward
> to Sprint doing an Android 2.x release. Hopefully this will
> spur more bluetooth (with serial support) application
> development.


I am right there with you.  I have the new HTC Eris, running 1.5 and I have been told we will see an OTA upgrade to 2.0 in mid January.  Crossing my fingers for this one.

I have been talking with Jeff offlist and I am wondering if the Bluetooth> serial adapters might be the way to go.  For those not familiar, these devices, such as the Roving Networks Firefly, can pair via bluetooth and then the OS creates a virtual comport, much like the USB>serial adapters do.  This com port can now be accessed through the OS' API and used for serial communciation ie. talking to a TNC, Kenwood, ect.

Just an idea.

Jason KE4NYV
RPC Electronics, LLC

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