I have read the wikipeadia info on blue tooth as a communications protocol but i am trying to make certain i understand it correctly.
What i would like to know is if the operating system says it supports a particular version of the protocol, then does a blue tooth device have to be able to support that operating system.
This part does not make sense to me. Surely its the operating system accomodating the blue tooth instructions and hardware and therefore the device should in fact be operating system independent.
Where i am coming from with this is as follows.
Seems like overnight and we now have quiet a few new operating systems in the tech sector outside of the historical WIndows versions and Mac Versions.
If we look at the cellular smart phone market we have the 5 big players i guess
Apple, Blackberry, Android Symbian and Windows.
So a device comes out with blue tooth compatibility to a particular version of the protocol.
Now in the input output devices we have blue tooth headsets and more recently keyboards etc. I am specifically looking at a presentation remote control.
Thing is the devices are mentioning the operating system compatability when really in my view they should not have to surely.
There is so much marketing vapor ware and mist or cloud being created to "dumb down" the complexity that one cannot get sufficient technical fact to be able to determine compatibilty unless the manufacturer of the principle instrument say cell phone actually certifies a device.
Can anyone shed some light on this among us? I did quiet a bit of searching and hit a few forums but i need to relate to someone i can relate to. So i thought i would try a few of the techies here.
I am past the days of being a blind believer and faithful early adopter. Been bitten way more than once through making logical fit assumptions. Only thing is time is also money so at the end of the day it could simply be cheaper to buy an abandon if it dont work than spend huge numbers of hours in risk management for little gain.