BB10 USB Host & Bluetooth?
Did the GRP101 - Roundtable: BlackBerry 10 USB and Bluetooth Extensibility session actually run at BB10 Jam? Wondering if anyone has any new/official info on USB host and Bluetooth in BB10? ie if the API has made it into the NDK yet or if we still have to wait... I haven't had a chance to look through the new NDK beta yet, but also didn't see any new documentation on it yet either.
- 05-11-2012, 06:34 PM #2Sucroid - Sweet Apps for the Fans
- 05-11-2012, 08:09 PM #3oops...
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- 05-13-2012, 01:00 AM #6
I did make some suggestions on the kinds of things to consider supporting for the USB part which I won't disclose here. But one thing I heard is that there is no support for 3rd-party USB drivers. Custom peripherals will have to be supported via CDC/ACM. That's understandable since RIM's primary concern is security.Sucroid - Sweet Apps for the Fans
Fair enough. At this point, that's all I really expect/am looking forward to, an overview of capabilities. I am stoked that they will eventually be opening this up to us, it just opens a world of great possibilities.
At the moment a couple friends and I have an app on the PlayBook that communicates with a race car engine through Serial-over-USB. It works, but it's tedious to enable USB-Host and the USB-Serial driver, simplification will be GREAT, and I can't wait for the possibilities of using Bluetooth.