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2014-10-23 01:43 PM
I'm trying to connect an Anker Bluetooth wireless keyboard to a Xperia E1 phone and I'm getting
The keyboard is recognized by the phone as an input device but the profile is always geyed out.
The keyboard works fawlessy on a Huawey phoen and given other reports it seems a phone problem.
Android is 4.3.
2014-10-23 01:57 PM
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I'm afraid Xperia E1 does not support the bluetooth HID profile which is used for keyboards. The phone supports these profiles:
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile v1.2
Audio/Video Remote Control Profile v1.3
Generic Attribute Profile Client/Server over LE
Handsfree Profile v1.6 (Wide band speech)
Headset Profile v1.2
Object Push Profile v1.1
Personal Area Networking Profile v1.0
Phone Book Access Profile
FTP v1.1 (server role)
2014-10-23 04:32 PM
thank you for the quick response.
I thought that BT keyboard support was implemented in Android Honeycomb.
So it's just not enabled in the Sony Xperia E1?
(seems working in the Z1)
As it is very important for my writing, I will return the phone ASAP
and look elsewere for a better device.
Or is there another way?
2014-10-23 04:37 PM
It depends on the model and what bluetooth profiles it supports. The Z1 supports bluetooth HID profile so it works with Z1.
I'm afraid i don't know of any workaround for this.
2014-10-24 02:42 PM
Thank you for the reply.
Do you know (or anybody) if it's a harware limitation or just a software issue?
2014-10-28 11:35 AM
I'm afraid i don't have any information on that.
I remember seeing in another thread that a user managed to get support for more bluetooth profiles by unlocking the bootloader and installing another ROM but i can't say if that will work for E1 and HID profile and it's not something i recommend. Doing so may void the warranty of the phone.
2015-08-11 12:56 PM