ANT Radio Service ANT Radio Service
the author of this app says:
Interface to ANT Radio on phones with ANT wireless support.
HTC have "pre-downloaded" this (it will appear in My Apps) on the Rhyme; as it is used by the Endomondo app. It is a background service, and not a runnable application. Think of it as exactly the same thing as the Bluetooth Service. Sony Ericsson have also pre-installed this on their phones, but it will not appear in My Apps.
See http://www.thisisant.com for more details on ANT/ANT+.
Currently supported phones:
- HTC Rhyme
- Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman
- Sony Ericsson Xperia active
- Sony Ericsson Xperia arc
- Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S
- Sony Ericsson Xperia mini
- Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro
- Sony Ericsson Xperia neo
- Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V
- Sony Ericsson Xperia pro
- Sony Ericsson Xperia ray
- Sony Ericsson Xperia X8*
- Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini*
- Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini pro*
* May require system update.
If you cannot see this application from the Market on your device, then it does not support ANT wireless.
(Note that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is not included on this list, it does not include the necessary hardware).
* Use ANT radio interface, control ANT radio configuration:
Allows the service to use it's own functionality.
* Use ANT radio hardware:
To connect to the ANT hardware.
* Control vibrator:
Only 1 application can have control at a time. If an application wants to take control of the ANT Interface from another application, the ANT Radio Service will create a notification so you can choose to allow control to be transferred. Default vibrate/beep/flash LED settings will be used, so it may want to vibrate your phone at this point.
* Full Internet access:
The ANT Radio Service can be installed on the Android Emulator and utilizes an ANT USB Stick on a Windows PC when used in conjunction with the ANT Android Emulator Tools. To do this it uses a local TCP socket connection to the bridge application on your PC, which requires the INTERNET permission.
* Modify global system settings:
This allows initialisation of whether ANT should be turned off or kept on when Airplane mode is entered.
* Automatically start at boot:
This service doesn't run at startup. but needs to detect the BOOT COMPLETED notification to make sure the connection to the system service doesn't occur before it is initialised (which is at BOOT COMPLETED).