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When will Android open Wi-Fi Direct API?
Thu, 2011-03-24 01:24
Wi-Fi Alliance published P2P Spec for Wi-FI Direct connectivity and started certification from last year 2010. Thus Samsung, LG and Apple are showing apps based on Wi-FI direct technology like FTP, Chatting, Push2TV, etc.
But, To make App developers use of the Wi-Fi Direct to develop various apps, Android platform have to embed WI-FI Direct API and open to the new version of Android for 2.x or 3.x.
Is there any movements or rumors for Android to make Wi-FI Direct API ?
Thu, 2011-10-20 07:30#1
Android 4.0 platform was announced yesterday. Wi-Fi Direct support is among the new features. See: http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2011/10/android-40-platform-and-u...
Mon, 2011-10-24 10:36#2
Hi Robert, Excellent, thank
Excellent, thank you for the update on Wi-Fi direct support.
Thu, 2011-03-24 08:54#3
Irfan Sheriff from Google
Irfan Sheriff from Google says this on March 14:
"Its in active development at this time. Nothing in the SDK for developers
right now. "
Some phones like Samsung Galaxy S have it already. I have found the following tip:
"Just go to your Wireless and Network menu and goto Mobile AP. That's where you can activate your Wifi Direct"
I could not try it as I don't have access to a Galaxy S. :-(
Fri, 2011-03-25 12:55#5
If Samsung and LG guys have
If Samsung and LG guys have applications then they have proprietary interfaces too.
Obtaining their proprietary API and creating an additional layer around it could allow you to create applications now and adapt to the Android API later.
Mon, 2011-11-07 08:42#7
that's good news for Android..:)
that's good news for Android..:) Anyway, this holiday season, gaming retailer GameStop will begin selling its own brand of Android tablets, notes the Wall Street Journal. These will be supplied as competition against iPads GameStop already offers. Each Android tablet will be gaming optimized, and include many well-known games. You may read the full article here: GameStop to offer Android gaming tablet for the holidays