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The Android™ Tablet Developer’s Cookbook by B.M. Harwani

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12. Wireless Connectivity

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are two main wireless technology standards. Bluetooth is a standard that is used for exchanging data over short distances without wires. It uses low-power radio transmissions to link phones, computers, and other network devices. Similarly, Wi-Fi is a wireless network technology that is easy to set up and is quite inexpensive. It requires no physical connection between sender and receiver but uses radio waves to provide a wireless network, including a high-speed Internet connection.

In this chapter, you will learn to pair two Bluetooth-enabled devices, manually transfer files from one device to another using Bluetooth, and pair a Bluetooth device with a Windows PC. You will also learn to enable a local ...

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