Bluetooth and Android 2.x

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    Hello Androidtablets.net forum,

    Thought I would post the question here and possibly save myself some time....

    I am looking for tablets based on Android 2.x with a bluetooth adapter as wwell as WiFi. Any suggestions? I have looked at several tablets but none I can find so far have 2.x and bluetooth. They all seem to be designed to surf the web and be a book reader.

    Any suggestions would be VERY appreciated!

    thanks!
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    That would be very nice! Theoretically one could tether the pad to a phone and surf the internet erverywhere. Let us know what you find!

    A tablet with a fullsize usb port could house one of those small bluetooth adapters. That would do the trick nicely.
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    There aren't many tablets that have android 2.x...just the SmartV5, SmartV7 and Dawa D7 (soon to be released) Only the Dawa will have multi-touch and all of them will run Android 2.1

    I except more to come in the near future (aprox 6 month) since Rockchip just showed a prototype tablet running 2.1 and said that tablets like that will soon hit the market (off course containing it's chipset)
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    I'm working on a driver for the IOGEAR GBU421 Bluetooth 2.0 USB Micro Adapter for my apad:irobot 7" VIA WM8505、600MHZ basic frequency、600MHZ DSP device based on 2.2 API (Andriod 8). I've got the audio and TCP stack almost fully functional. My code will be put on The Linux Kernel Archives shortly.
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    Any chance of Sandberg BT mini Dongle will work with the APAD for connecting to my iPhone and use it's internet?

    Or do you know any way how to connect APAD to iPhone for internet sharing through 3G?

    /CK

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    JailBreak the iPhone and install a Wifi Hotspot app?

    ---edit---
    Or trade in the iPhone for one of the new android phones with Wifi Tethering. ;)
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    Problem is, even if you set your phone up as Ad hoc access point (like you can with a jailbroken iPhone and rooted Android phones), Android devices don't recognize (and hence can't connect to) Ad hoc access points.
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    That's a good point... I read up on a workaround that requires changing some system files on the aPad, but I haven't personally tried it. I'm somewhat surprised it wasn't fixed/enabled in Froyo. On that same note, I wonder how the implementations on other devices (like a JB iPhone) share the wifi network. (eg. ad hoc or infrastructure)

    ...or maybe they could just trade in the iPhone for a Mifi or Overdrive then. ;)
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    I have an Adroid Tablet that supports 2 USB ports, WiFi and Enternet that I just bought as my Xmas present. The ICAN! 10" seems to be working fine, although the kernel is Android 1.6; they will be updating it to 2.2 in mid-JAN.

    From my first week of using it at work, I have found the need to "Bluetooth" a Keyboard & Mouse. I bought the IOGear micro Bluetooth and was looking for a Linux/Android driver for it, which is how I happened upon this forum.
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    I'm not able to use my USB bluetooth adaptor yet. Does anyone know of a fix yet to enable it?

    Thanks,
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    Better question What don't I own, Oh a generic APAD
    Quite Simply, if you do not have BT installed on the Motherboard, you CANNOT. It is part of the firmware. There are kludge things you can do in using a BT adapter. (Search and you shall find) BUT, you will not be able to plug in a BT adapter.

    KEEP IN MIND ONE THING: An Android tablet is not Linux nor is it a Windows Tablet. It is Android. There is no UPNP. Unless the manufacturer/vendor put it on the firmware/hardware it will not work.
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    what's new here? Can I use a bluetooth dongle to connect GPS to my wm8650?
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    From my first week of using it at work, I have found the need to "Bluetooth" a Keyboard & Mouse. I bought the IOGear micro Bluetooth and was looking for a Linux/Android driver for it, which is how I happened upon this forum.[​IMG]
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    I've been able to use the wifi tethering to share internet from one android device to another. both were running 2.3
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    How about this:

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    Hi sdrc, welcome to the forum. this 7" tablet PC in our site is comes with bluetooth: 7 Inch High Resolution 1024*600 Capacitive Screen Android 2.3 Tablet PC with TI ARM CORTEX A8 Processor Built in Bluetooth - China Electronics Wholesale - Consumer Electronics Gadgets Dropship From China
    hope that's what you want!:)
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    Finding a decent tablet with android 2x will be hard to find and why would you limit yourself to android 2x? With ICS out now, you can expect support for android 2x to quickly dissapear. This year, you can expect that almost all phones and tablets will be developed around ICS. You can also expect most app development to be around ICS, and less support for android 2.0. Any tablet you find now running 2.0 is first, likely to be old technology and unlikely to get any software upgrades. You want a tablet with bluetooth and wifi, but don't expect to find a 2.0 tablet that supports the N band wifi or bluetooth 3.0, or usb 3.0.

    I own the Asus Transformer and I love it and would highly recommend it. The transformer has won awards as the best tablet and the only tablet that can beat it now is its big brother, the transformer prime. With the prime out, expect the transformer prices to drop. Also, with CES comming up soon, expect to see many new tablets hitting the market soon. If you find and buy an 2.0 tablet now, I predict you will regret it in the long run.

    My transformer connects to my phone via wifi, bluetooth, and usb including tethering. I have also connected several usb devices including hard drives and cameras, and to my tv via hdmi.

    Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Android Tablet Forum
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