Bluetooth SIG Announces Bluetooth 3.0+HS Standard
Today, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group officially adopted the new Bluetooth 3.0+High Speed specification. The 3.0+HS spec's largest feature is vastly increased data speeds. In devices that have both Bluetooth 3.0+HS and Wi-Fi on board, the new spec will pair the devices via Bluetooth, and then transfer data wirelessly via Wi-Fi at a rate of up to 24Mbps. This will allow end users to transfer large amounts of data between devices quickly without the need for cables. The new specification also has enhanced power control features to reduce battery drain. Chip makers Atheros, Broadcom, and CSR are already working on silicon solutions for device manufacturers. The Bluetooth SIG estimates the consumers will see Bluetooth 3.0+HS-enabled devices in the market in 9 to 12 months. The new spec will be backward compatible with Bluetooth 2.1+EDR devices.
Bluetooth 4.2 Spec Targets Internet of Things
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group today introduced Bluetooth 4.2, an updated specification that means to connect more devices and things to the internet. Bluetooth 4.2 supports IPv6 and 6LoWPAN, which allows Bluetooth Smart devices to connect directly to the internet through a router, rather than requiring an in-between device such as a tablet or smartphone.
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.
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 to Boost Speed and Range
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group is prepared to announce the next version of Bluetooth and its capabilities, according to a letter from Executive Director Mark Powell. The organization said Bluetooth 5 will be the name of the next Bluetooth specification.
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%.
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