Google drops Bluetooth and GTalkService APIs from Android 1.0

According to the Android Developers Blog,
Google has dropped the Bluetooth and GTalkService instant messaging Application Programming Interface (APIs) from the first version of the Android phone operating system. What this means is that developers will be unable to build third-party applications that interface with or utilize Bluetooth on an Android phone. Handsets based on the Android OS will still be able to work with other Bluetooth devices, with the
programmatic interface the only aspect affected. While the Bluetooth API was “pretty far along,” some clean up was still necessary. Unfortunately, the team “plain ran out of time” noted Android engineer Nick Pelly. In addition,

GTalkService in its current iteration might have resulted in privacy breech, or even a device hijack, and was also pulled as a result.For more on the story: – check out this article at the Android Developers Blog

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