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What can I transfer to/from my G1 using bluetooth?

Discussion in 'Android Media' started by jerryG1, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. jerryG1

    jerryG1 Member
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    I got the G1 for Christmas and I tried to use bluetooth on it to transfer a song I had on it to my freind's G1 and I couldn't find out how ro do it. I set the bluetooth up and linked the two phones but I couldn't do anything else. So if you have any answers or directions on how to use the bluetooth please say. thnx ;)
     

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  2. SK.

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    The G1 Bluetooth only supports headsets. No file transfer can be done.
     
  4. Alekos83

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    Is this really the case? If so, is that an issue because of the current G1 phone, that is the HTC platform or is it because of Android not supporting a Bluetooth API?

    The reason I am asking is that I was thinking of using an Android supported cell phone for my PhD research, e.g. it would be the central node in network of BT-enabled sensors. That is of course only if Bluetooth (and also formation of a BT piconet with the G1 serving as a master) was enabled for data transfer...
     
  5. Alekos83

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    To answer my own question on the "cupcake" development branch website it is stated that amongst other notable changes cupcake will include:

    Bluetooth

    • New features
      • Support for A2DP & AVRCP profiles.

    • Significant bug fixes
      • First connection after pairing always fails on many carkits.
      • Mini Cooper and some late model BMW cars fail to use Bluetooth or take 2 minutes for Phone Book transfer.
    However it is not being clarified whether data transfer of any kind will be supported and also when cupcake will be made publicly available...:-(
     
  6. jerryG1

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    wow, thats a bummer.....well thanx 4 the answers guys ;)
     
  7. nyurbiz

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    I hope that they enable this functionality soon. Such great promise, so much functionality, so far to go...
     
  8. ravens0ng

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    You could say that about the phone in general right now, not just the blue-tooth functions.
     
  9. YousefAB

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    Will the update to transfer files be software or hardware?
    I want to know to decide weather to buy the G1 or not.
    I should be getting by this Tuesday, so please someone respond quickly.

    Thanks.
     
  10. SK.

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    If there is any update it can only be Software or to term it properly Firmware as hardware would mean returning handsets which won't happen, it would only be for newer handsets.

    It can be done via FW upgrades but again nothing has specifically mentioned whether File transfer will be enabled or whether we will get the update as you can see in Alekos83's post above.

    It's all conjecture and guesswork at the moment.
     
  11. YousefAB

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    Actually what I really meant was:
    Is it possible to have a firmware update that will allow for file transfer? or does it have to be a hardware thing? (which will only apply on new models of the g1)

    Thanks.
     
  12. ChilledMatt

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    My understanding is that current G1s have the capability for bluetooth file transfer but it has been disabled. I was told by a T-mobile employee that it was disabled due to a security risk and should be addressed in future updates.
     
  13. SK.

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    I don't really think there will be a newer version of the G1 it will just come with whatever the latest FW is for that region the same as we have already
     
  14. YousefAB

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    Gotcha, Thank You all.

    So I'm going to go ahead and buy it :D
     
  15. Graham

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    I'm waiting on this also.... :(
     
  16. Elf

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    Thank Goodness!

    I was beginning to think I had broken my G1 before I had a chance to take the packaging off properly :)
     
  17. justjimjpc

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    With Cupcake you can now use a Market App called BlueX ... if can still be iffy for transfer both ways depending if the other device has the proper OBEX drivers ...
     

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