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Bluetooth 4.0LE coming to all WP8 Nokia Lumia devices

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Bluetooth 4.0LE coming to all WP8 Nokia Lumia devices
It is possible that Microsoft is planning to add official Bluetooth 4.0 low-energy support to Windows Phone with the 8.1 update that is due out early in 2014, but there has been no confirmation on that one way or another. But, that may not matter, because Nokia is taking that job on itself; and, since Nokia covers about 95% of the Windows Phone ecosystem, that should be all you need.

Nokia has already added Bluetooth 4.0 LE support to the Lumia 520, 620, 625, and 720 with the "Amber" update; and now, Nokia has confirmed that the rest of its Windows Phone 8 devices will be getting the same support with the upcoming "Black" update. The full support page answer reads:
Bluetooth LE allows you to connect your phone with special accessories like heart rate monitors. While doing that, thanks to Bluetooth LE connection, the accessory battery will last much longer, up to months.
It is already available for 520, 620, 625, and 720 with Amber. With Lumia Black software update, Bluetooth LE will be enabled across the full WP8 Lumia range.

Unfortunately, there is no word on when the "Black" update will be rolling out. All we know right now is that the Nokia Black software will be loaded on the Nokia Lumia 1520, but Nokia hasn't even announced the release date for that device yet. The Black update is expected to also include camera improvements, the new Glance feature, and more.

source: Nokia US via WPCentral

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posted on 13 Nov 2013, 20:41 2

1. mr.techdude (Posts: 551; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I'm happy for Nokia that they are back on track where as HTC should forget the past and focus next year

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 03:48

13. spectrums (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)


I Think Htc No want Waste Time And Money On A Platform Like Wp8.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 05:25 1

15. noler (Posts: 167; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


That's why they are dying on the Android platform.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 20:52 3

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


All other WP OEMs are going to have a tough time trying to compete with Nokia.
I assume it's safe to say, there's no competition at the moment.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 20:59 4

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8665; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Nokia is to WP8 as Samsung is to Android.

Nobody can top Noia's Lumias. Just saying.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 21:02 7

6. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)


HTC and Samsung tried to beat them with their WP8 smartphones
and lose ^_^ to Nokia Lumia..
And thats the reality..

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 23:15

11. orca99 (Posts: 87; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


No, they didn't want to waste money on a platform where a potential revenue is peanuts compared to Android.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 00:07 1

12. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


you clearly don't know what business is and what making money means.!

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 20:59

3. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 968; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


not a bad move news worthy though ? i don't really mind
and also i'm probably wrong but aren't Bluetooth 4.0 and 2.0 and 3.0 different in hardware ? o.O

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 11:20

16. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


The answer is that Nokia included Bluetooth 4.0 hardware in virtually all of their WP8 devices, but Microsoft was lagging behind, and WP8 OS software driver only supported Bluetooth 3.0 (kinda sad).

Now that Microsoft is going to own Nokia's D&S, those kind of delays will end up costing them instead of Nokia (which will be focused entirely on network related business).

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 15:15

18. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 968; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Ah that makes much more sense !

and yes it is kinda of sad to think nokia introduced it back in 06 and almost all phones since 2011 have had them in !

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 21:00 3

5. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)


If other OEMs want to compete Nokia using WP8,
Nokia will rip them to sherds....

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 21:13 1

7. GeekMovement (Posts: 1505; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I really really want to try a Lumia ): but you can't expect much from Sprint. I'm going to switch one of these days...

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 21:16

8. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)


sorry are u talking to me?
im not from the states..

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 22:40

9. Gemmol (Posts: 538; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


choose AT&T

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 22:58 2

10. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2694; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Every time Nokia is taking that job on itself and MS is very very lazy. But be late than never so bring it on.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 04:08

14. GrapeEyes (Posts: 245; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


I am disgusted with Nokia for not stating a release date for the Nokia Lumia 1520 and the Lumia 2520.

What the hell are they playing at!!

I hope Elop accidently sits on a cactus!!

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 11:22

17. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


You do know that Elop is no longer Nokia's CEO, right? I don't mind him sitting on a cactus, but that has nothing to do with Nokia ;o)

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