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Jeffrey Johnson ortelius at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 20:44:29 UTC 2009


http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2009/10/announcing-android-20-support-in-sdk.html

Looks like there is proper Bluetooth support in 2.0

and this is how you would do it with an older version.

http://code.google.com/p/android-bluetooth/

I'm in favor of just developing against the standard bluetooth API.
So, I guess its pretty simple serial port comms from here?

Jeff

On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Jason Rausch <jason at ke4nyv.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>
> Matt,
>
> 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
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