Items tagged with bluetooth 4.0

Are you ready to learn about yet another protocol? Believe it or not, it's time. Bluetooth SIG, the entity behind all of the Bluetooth releases that we know and love (or don't know) has just revealed that version 4.0 is ready to be adopted. What's crazy is that version 3.0 was in this same position early last year, yet to date only a handful of devices (like the Samsung Wave smartphone) have shipped with Bluetooth 3.0 support. It's hard to say why the Bluetooth SIG is moving on so quickly. Bluetooth 2.0 garnered an incredible amount of support. Nearly every major and minor portable electronics... Read more...
Talk about innovating faster than the speed of a short-range file transfer. Bluetooth 2.0 and 2.1 are still standard inclusions on most shipping notebooks, but Bluetooth 3.0 has already been announced for a variety of smartphones. The biggest feature with BT 3.0 was the ability to borrow nearby Wi-Fi signals to speed up transfers when needed, but obviously that will drain more power in exchange for speed. Now, Bluetooth 4.0 is already being unveiled, far before Bluetooth 3.0 has even become a mainstay. This week, at an all-hands meeting in Seattle, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) revealed... Read more...
Bluetooth has become the de facto standard in the short-range communications field. It's hard to find a new PC these days without Bluetooth support, with even many netbooks offering Bluetooth 2.0 or 2.1 onboard. Bluetooth 3.0 became official last year, though it's still a feature that's rarely found. But what if we told you that Bluetooth 4.0 was on the way. Believe it or not, it is. According to a new report, the Bluetooth 4.0 wireless specification could begin to appear on devices before the end of the year, but we're wondering just how accurate an assumption like this is. Bluetooth 3.0 is still... Read more...