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Can I use a bluetooth keyboard with Android?

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    This question needs new answers, the most recent one is from 2011. – That Brazilian Guy Jul 8 '13 at 23:30
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Android natively doesn't support the Bluetooth HID profile which would be required for this. So, your options are limited depending on whether you're rooted or not:

  1. (If rooted): This YouTube video shows the Nexus One connected to a Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Keyboard 7000.

  2. (If not rooted): Teksoft provide a Bluetooth HID driver (commercially, costs about 10 Euros), which is reportedly successful.

Note: Individual devices that run Android may have the HID profile added by their manufacturer -- for example, the Dell Streak supports Bluetooth keyboards.

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    When this answer was written, Android Froyo (2.2) was the most recent Android version. Maybe things have changed? – That Brazilian Guy Jul 8 '13 at 23:45
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Android 3.0+ supports several bluetooth keyboards such as the Logitech Tablet Keyboard, which I use successfully with my Android 4.0 phone (not tablet) for note-taking and IM.

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It does now. I am using an iTrivia Palmkey on my Galaxy S2 running Gingerbread 2.3.5.

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Yes, you can. Just pair with the keyboard and it will work.

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Yes, I paired with my folding EC Technology Bluetooth keyboard on the first attempt. Alas I find that one or two very useful characters by default require awkward multi-key presses (see here).

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