I did a research about what examples people are trying to do and most of them are about the keyboard and mouse examples:
You can see those examples in the Arduino IDE 1.5.3 for Intel® Galileo Board Gen 2 under USBHost examples. Also, there is another discussion about using the USB Host port from Linux to read a USB sensor and it is very well developed, you can find some documentation and suggestions in that post and the links in it: How to access USB host from Linux (Python)?.
Now, about the Bluetooth interface, you could try to use a Bluetooth shield to do your project. Please check this document where are all the shields tested at this moment: Shield Testing Report. Also, maybe you want to check this other document to know which libraries are supported by the Intel® Galileo Board Gen 2: Package Version: 1.0.2 for Arduino IDE v1.5.3 Release Notes.
Let us know if this information is helpful for you. Have a nice day!
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thank you for your quick response.
i was really hoping that someone had posted some examples outside of the built-in and i just wasn't finding them. after doing a bit of digging i think i am going to go the Debian/ROS route, looks very promising, also look like a lot of the base linux limitations don't seem to be as much of a problem.
this worked for debian on firmware 1.0.2 btw, i had problems with the other instructions.