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Android apps may not have Bluetooth support

updated 10:25 pm EDT, Sat August 23, 2008

Android missing Bluetooth?

Android developers may be missing the ability to include Bluetooth functionality when creating new applications. According to the release notes that came along with the most recent Android SDK, a "comprehensive" Bluetooth API (application programming interface) will not be possible or present in Android 1.0. Some developers contributing on Google's Android forum find it hard to believe that Android 1.0 won't support Bluetooth, even though it is one of the most common mobile phone features. Google will likely build support for common Bluetooth gear, such as ear pieces to the phone; but a lack of APIs would prevent developers to build third party applications that use Bluetooth.

It is unclear what Google mean by "comprehensive"; one developer believes that a partial Bluetooth API will be implemented, giving developers a base to build off of. It is interesting to note that Apple's iPhone also has similar limitations. In its current state the iPhone only has support for hands-free audio Bluetooth devices and developers don't have access to a Bluetooth API.



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    But it's "open"

    Can't everyone just look at the source to see how it works?

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