Saturday, July 31, 2010

[android-developers] Missing network functionality?

Can any version of Android support simultaneous connections on both a
mobile network (e.g. 3G) and a WiFi network? Here's the requirement:

I want to connect to a local Wifi network of sensors/devices that is
not connected to the Internet, and be able to transmit data to an
Internet-connected web server. Obviously quite easy to do on
virtually any platform in Java, but it seems that Android does not
allow multiple networks/radios to be active at a time.

Big flaw, IMO. Should be a configurable option to allow that.

With Froyo and mobile hot spot functionality, clearly it is
*technically* possible to do, but I don't want to be the Wifi "host",
but rather, a "connected client" to another Wifi network, and then do
web requests over the 3G network.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions/workarounds.

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