Bluetooth SIG Adopts New Exercise Profiles
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today announced that it has adopted two new profiles aimed at the sports and fitness market. The profiles target runners and cyclists, and are called the Running Speed and Cadence, and Cycling Speed and Cadence profiles, respectively. They take advantage of Bluetooth 4.0 for low-power sensors that can be used on exercise and training equipment. The new profiles will help certain devices interact wirelessly with smartphones, tablets, and other Bluetooth gear. The Bluetooth SIG didn't say when it expects these profiles to become available to consumer-facing products.
Facebook Takes Steps to Improve Mobile Profiles
Facebook today discussed several significant changes headed to user profiles on mobile devices. First, profile images can now be short, looping videos to highlight a new dimension of our personalities.
Kyocera Flips Out Over LTE-Only Cadence Feature Phone for Verizon
Kyocera this week announced the Cadence, a flip phone for Verizon Wireless that supports LTE but not CDMA. In addition to LTE, the Cadence sports WiFi with voice over WiFi and HD Voice for clearer phone calls.
Bluetooth SIG Provides More Details About Bluetooth 5
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today announced Bluetooth 5, the next version of Bluetooth scheduled to launch late this year or early next year. The Bluetooth SIG says Bluetooth 5 quadruples the available range, doubles the speed, and improves data broadcasting capacity by 800%.
Samsung Makes Its Secure Folder A Downloadable App
Samsung today released its Secure Folder through the Galaxy Apps Store. Secure Folder is a protected space for smartphones that can store files, documents, images, videos, or other content that the owner wishes to lock away.