Android Next Version to Support in-built Bluetooth Smart Ready

Friday, May 17, 2013

/ by Aman Banka
Today Bluetooth SIG has confirmed that Google will be adding Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Smart Ready in their next Android version, probably Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The reports does not reveal any specific Android Version details, but however they mentioned that it will appear in coming months.

Bluetooth Smart Ready

Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Smart Ready is not new to anyone (I hope so), as many manufactures have been implementing the support of Bluetooth Smart Ready on their smartphone from years. Take the example of Samsung, Samsung is already using Bluetooth Smart and Smart Ready on their device, like Samsung Galaxy S3.

Bluetooth Smart Ready

Developers will be able to use this new Android API to feed data collected from Bluetooth Smart app accessories, like fitness monitors or medical devices, to their apps running on Bluetooth Smart Ready products, like Smartphones/Tablets.

"Working with the big OS providers to offer native support for Bluetooth Smart Ready has been a major initiative within the Bluetooth SIG – we’re thrilled to welcome Android to the family," said Suke Jawanda, CMO of the Bluetooth SIG.

"It's the hardware and software support that enables Bluetooth Smart Ready devices to seamlessly connect with the billions of Bluetooth devices in use today, and the exploding new market of Bluetooth Smart appcessories," he added.

To learn more about Bluetooth Smart and Smart Ready please View the below Video.

Source - Bluetooth Blog
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