Android to go Bluetooth Smart Compatible in the Near Future

May 16, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The absence of a default Bluetooth framework on the Android platform had triggered many an issue for app developers and device manufacturers – until now.

With Google announcing plans to update the Android with Bluetooth Smart technology, things seem to be working in the right direction.

A statement by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has revealed that Google has promised that Android will include native support for Bluetooth Smart Ready and Bluetooth Smart devices, in just a matter of a few months.

Now, that indicates that future mobile phones and tablets will qualify as Bluetooth Smart Ready and Bluetooth Smart devices.

One Small Step for Android

Bluetooth Smart, otherwise called Bluetooth Low Energy, will enable devices to take low power consumption and a fast and easy way to connect with the other Bluetooth devices.

That means, Bluetooth Smart devices will be virtually compatible with any Bluetooth enabled product, such as keyboards, headphones and ultra power-efficient Bluetooth Smart accessories, like the FitBit Flex or the Pebble watch.

Well, the statement hasn’t mentioned anything about the new version of Android. Perhaps, Google is planning to introduce its Android 4.3 or Android 4.2.3 variants soon, even before the rumored Key Lime Pie is pushed out of its labs. We need to wait for July to dawn to see the latest Android upgrade coming in. Join us as we go hunting for more on that terrain.

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