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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by geefreck, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. geefreck

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    Hi everyone. I am considering an android smartphone. One thing I am curious about is file transfers. I know that it is easy to tether and transfer files over USB. How about bluetooth?

    I figured that having a smartphone might remove the need for a USB thumb drive, since it has all the space and is always with you. Since I don't always have a USB cable with me, I figured bluetooth may be a viable alternative. I have zero experience in the bluetooth file transfer area, however.

    How easy is it? I am hoping that bluetooth file transfers work without the need for third party software on the computer side, and simply works with standard operating system tools. Is this the case?
     

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    what are you all using? I can send/receive blue tooth files from my nexus1 to my Mac book just fine, once I set up and paired both devices.
     
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    With an Android 1.5 device it's a no go. You can only use bluetooth for voice.

    With an Android 2.1 device bluetooth file transfer works fine.
     
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    So every PC you encounter has bluetooth (including desktops)?

    Pretty easy in my experience with the Bluetooth File Transfer app on the Droid.
     

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