Originally Posted by herbert1
I've some good news: Globalsat, which used BlueGps4Droid to build its GPL Android version of GPSinfo, is willing to help us and has sent me a couple GPS (a BT-338 to replace mine which is dying and a BU-353 )
So when I'll receive the OTG usb cable I just bought, I hope I'll be able to work more seriously on UsbGps4Droid (till now I didn't have any USB GPS so develop UsbGps4droid wasn't very easy ! ).
If everything goes well, I hope to build a version which won't need root access or custom drivers.
Here a preliminary version of UsbGps4Droid built using Android SDK USB Host API
. It will need at least Android 3.1 ( version 12 - Honeycomb MR1) and a device with USB host support (the source code is in usb_api branch on the Github UsbGps4Droid repository).
I've tested it with a Globalsat BU-353 on a Galaxy Nexus (International GSM version) and on an Asus transformer Prime. It works on both devices. I'm using stock unmodified firmware on both devices (Android 4.1.1 - build JRO03C).
A priori no particular driver kernel is needed nor root access