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Nexus One desktop dock passes through the FCC

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by 4 years ago

An eagle eyed member of Android forums scanned the FCC and scooped the Nexus One desktop dock which received FCC approval last week. The outline drawing of the desktop dock is not revealing but the test report reveals a bit of an oddity – the desktop dock includes integrated Bluetooh 2.1+EDR, seemingly duplicating the Bluetooth functionality of the phone. Any guesses as to what extra functionality would be provided by the secondary Bluetooth in the desktop dock? Unless someone with inside information comes forward, this is one mystery that may have to wait for the official announcement before it is…

Samsung Behold 2 shows up on Bluetooth SIG

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by 4 years ago
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The Samsung Behold 2, also known as the Samsung SGH-T939, had already been spotted with a Wi-Fi Operability Certificate back in July and appeared to be heading to T-Mobile. Back then, nothing else was really very clear, including whether the device would be running Android. Well now, the Bluetooth special interests group website has a specification sheet out detailing the Samsung Behold 2. According to the design description, “The Samsung SGH-T939 is a GSM phone, featuring a 3.2” AMOLED full touch screen and WiFi connectivity, giving users access to Google™ Mobile services and full web browsing at blazing speeds.” I…

Broadcom’s combo WiFi/Bluetooth/FM chipset driver now part of Android OS

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by 5 years ago

Broadcom Corporation, one of the world leaders in both wireless and wired communications, has announced that the driver software it developed to control its single chip Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and FM solution is now a standard component of the latest version of the Android OS. Current Android mobile phones, like the G1, feature Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but use distinct components for each. With the latest Broadcom ‘combo-chip’, coupled with the new software drivers, developers and users alike will benefit from the improvements, including decreased power consumption and simplified integration of these connectivity technologies. Broadcom claims to be the first chipmaker to…

Redfly + Android? = Of Course!

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by 5 years ago
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The last time you may have seen or heard of Redfly, you might have thought that it was merely a Windows Mobile terminal.  However, the developers at Redfly have announced that they have been working on a proof of concept of their Redfly mobile terminal working with an Android phone. For those of you that are unfamiliar with Redfly, Redfly is a small netbook looking device that links with a smartphone, via bluetooth or USB, and allows the user to make use of  the phone’s OS with the Redfly’s keyboard and cursor.  The resolution on most phones is also upped…

Texas Instruments adds Bluetooth and WLAN drivers to Android

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by 5 years ago
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Texas Instruments announced today that it is adding its Bluetooth and WLAN drivers to the Open Handset Alliance’s Android open source project. This should make it far easier for companies to build devices that make use of TI’s Bluetooth and WLAN/Wi-Fi chipsets in future Android devices. The full text of the press release follows: Texas Instruments further expands support for the Open Handset Alliance and open source community TI’s Bluetooth® and wireless LAN technologies available in open source enable customers and developers to create complete, innovative Android-based devices DALLAS AND SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (Oct. 22, 2008) – Texas Instruments Incorporated…

Android SDK v0.9 released: new home screen, features added, features removed

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by 5 years ago
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It has been a busy couple of days on the Android front. Latest news is that a new version of the Android SDK has been made available. The new version of the SDK promises a new home screen and “many” UI tweaks as well as new task management. Also new is the requirement for .APK files to be signed or else the OS will reject them at install time. Local, self-signed apps are acceptable, though, so this change shouldn’t prove to be too much of a burden for developers. A video and more information are available after the break.