Wibree Merges With Bluetooth
Jun 12, 2007, 8:14 AM by (staff)
Today, the Wibree Forum announced that it will cease operating alone and is joining the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. Wibree technology is similar to Bluetooth in that it is used for personal area networks, but it can function in devices that have less power, such as watches. The Bluetooth SIG feels that Wibree can compliment existing Bluetooth technology and round out its ability to provide more connectivity options to a wider range of devices. Wibree was developed by Nokia and announced late last year.
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%.
Google Rolling Out 'Fast Pair' Bluetooth for Android Devices
Google today announced a new feature headed to Android phones that should ease Bluetooth pairing pains. The tool, called Fast Pair, makes discovering and pairing with nearby Bluetooth devices much simpler.
Bluetooth 5 Released By Bluetooth SIG
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has released the core Bluetooth 5 specification. Bluetooth 5 was first announced earlier this year and is now available in final form to technology companies.
Bluetooth SIG Targeting Increased Range and Speed for 2016
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group said it plans to update the short-range wireless standard moving into the year 2016 with new capabilities. The tentpole features include improved speeds, extended range, and broader support for mesh networks.
This is HUGE news!!!!