Bluetooth file share

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  1. geosynch

    geosynch New Member

    Hi -- first post. Sorry if this has been asked. I looked, but did not find.

    I'd like to get Bluetooth file share working between my Asus TF-101 running Honeycomb 3.1 and my Samsmung Charge running Froyo. Both devices have the File Explorer app, but I suspect the problem is actually Android and not FE (although I posted the same question on the developer's forum).

    Bluetooth is running on both devices, and they are paired.

    If I select a file on either devices and then select "send via Bluetooth" from within the FE app, I get a "no enabled bluetooth devices found." Excuse me? I think there is in fact a paired BT device a mere six inches away!

    Even better, if I make the destination device "visable" then the BT file share works as expected.

    Any clues?



  2. geosynch

    geosynch New Member

  3. barqers

    barqers Well-Known Member

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  4. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    I'm pretty sure file sharing was intentionally crippled in Android but I dont really have proof it's just a hunch.

    As barqers suggested bump works

    Here are some other options:

    (Uses GPS+BT/Internet)


    (app lists,contacts,photos,music -- uses only Bluetooth) *

    (music and playlists -- Bluetooth or WiFi) *

    (uses phone calls for contact sharing)

    Bluetooth File Transfer
    (Bluetooth - depends on device support for ftp profile )

    (has a bt file share plugin - file manager)

    Music Share
    (bad ratings, dev appears to have abandonded Updated:Oct 24, 2010)

    There are probably more file explorer type apps also

    hope that helps

    * Disclosure: These two starred apps are my apps (I'm the dev)
  5. barqers

    barqers Well-Known Member

    Nice list alostpacket! :p I didn't even know all of those.
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  6. geosynch

    geosynch New Member

    Did not know about Bump. Bump it is, then! Thanks mate!

  7. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    I know my competitors ;)

    I personally think Bump sucks though (my very biased opinion :p )

    I think you have to sign up for an account and stuff. It certainly is a popular app though.
  8. barqers

    barqers Well-Known Member

    Haha I haven't been able to try bump yet but I know it's popular. Waiting for my tablet today. I've used listables lotsss though ;)
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  9. geosynch

    geosynch New Member

    I tried Bump, File Explorer and Bluetooth File Share apps for sharing files between my Asus TF & Samsung Charge. None of them are bad, but none are great, either.

    What is great is Astro with the BT plug in. I frankly didn't knw Astro had a BT plug in.

    BTW, the problem with Bump is that it uses GPS to co-locate the two devices. Duh. What if i'm inside? And GPS is a bit of a file drain....

    Anyhow, just wanted to say thanks for the suggestions!


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