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    Default Wonder why Google seems determined not to support in-band ringtones in Bluetooth

    This thread was created in 2012 and has been steadily active ever since, with users over that entire time imploring Google to implement support for in-band ringtones in Bluetooth.

    But throughout that time Google has declined to fix this, and obstinately refuse even to comment on why they have not implemented this feature (which is supported on iPhone and Windows phones).

    I should think there must be some commercial reason why not. Anyone care to hazard a guess?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    This thread was created in 2012 and has been steadily active ever since, with users over that entire time imploring Google to implement support for in-band ringtones in Bluetooth.

    But throughout that time Google has declined to fix this, and obstinately refuse even to comment on why they have not implemented this feature (which is supported on iPhone and Windows phones).

    I should think there must be some commercial reason why not. Anyone care to hazard a guess?
    Dunno. What's an in-band ringtone in Bluetooth ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boo View Post
    Dunno. What's an in-band ringtone in Bluetooth ?

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    It is where the phone's sound of an incoming call, including any control signals, is faithfully echoed on a connected Bluetooth headset.

    Among other things, the phone's ring tone for that incoming call is copied to the headset for the latter to play instead of it playing just its standard "incoming call" tone the same for all calls.

    So if on your mobile phone you configure different tones for different callers or caller categories, then these are reflected in the ringtone you hear in your headset.

    This is supported for Nokia and Windows phones, but not currently for Android phones.

    (There are potential security issues with in-band audible control signals generally. So maybe that accounts for Google's reluctance.)
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    Maybe they just don't give a tulip, and are more interested in the lucrative act of plastering the interweb with repetitive and mostly annoying ads?
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