Thanks, but I use Linux (Ubuntu) on my desktop and Linux (Android) on my phone so I m pretty familar with it.
It supports OBD2 and installing drivers on Linux devices is way, way easier than in Windows (most of the time you dont even have to install drivers at all - my wireless keyboard for instance requires messing about installing drivers from a cd to work on Windows, but its just plug and plug and play on my Linux Ubuntu desktop, my Linux Android TV box and even my Linux Android phone !).
I dont know where you got the idea that Android does not have the native suport "dongles" built in, but you are incorrect - All Android devices with bluetooth built in support bluetooth (obviously!). But as I said in my original post, I am not using a Dongle, I m using a usb to OBD2 lead and Android versions from Honeycomb (3.0.0) onwards have the APIs to support connecting via usb - it clearly states this when you change to the usb setting in Torque Pro, the devices I am using are 4.0.3 and 4.2.2.
The easiest, simplest, cheapest and most reliable way to connect to OBD2 is using a cable, so I am not going to buy a bluetooth dongle, it will just require a bit of playing around to get it to work (as it seems to have done using some bluetooth adaptors as well), I was just after some advice about how everyone else has managed it.
Telling me buy a bluetooth adaptor when I ask for help getting my obd cable to work, is a bit like me asking for advice on how to get a door thats jammed shut, open and everyone saying, "oh dont bother, just get out a sledge hammer and knock a new door way in the wall!"
I ll sort it out myself, always the best way if you wanna get something done !
Last edited by typos1; 24-02-13 at 12:16.