I am prepping myself for my next pair of aids, having worn Siemens 501 CICs for the past 5 years. These have bluetooth connectivity via the Connect gadget, and it all works pretty well. Having been well and truly inoculated against returning to any local audiologists clinic, I visited Costco a few days ago to see if their reputation lives up to all that I have read, and found they are less than half of what was extorted from me all those years ago.
But in my research so far, it strikes me as odd that when it comes to smartphone connectivity, these manufacturers seem to have a real difficulty in dealing with Android, as if it were some obscure branch of phone technology, like Blackberry or WindowsPhone. 80% or more of the market depending on your source, so what’s going on? And it looks like their compatibility listings in the android world don’t extend anything beyond Samsung.
It doesn’t make sense to me that the phone brand should have much to do with it, that it should instead be reliant on the Android version rather than the hardware it is on.
Anyone up to speed on this topic?