Bluetooth 4.0LE coming to all WP8 Nokia Lumia devices
0. phoneArena 13 Nov 2013, 20:37 posted on
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...
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1. mr.techdude (Posts: 542; 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
13. spectrums (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)
I Think Htc No want Waste Time And Money On A Platform Like Wp8.
15. noler (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
That's why they are dying on the Android platform.
2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; 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.
4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7756; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Nokia is to WP8 as Samsung is to Android.
Nobody can top Noia's Lumias. Just saying.
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..
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.
12. bon24x7 (Posts: 203; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
you clearly don't know what business is and what making money means.!
3. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 914; 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
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).
18. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 914; 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 !
5. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)
If other OEMs want to compete Nokia using WP8,
Nokia will rip them to sherds....
7. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; 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...
8. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)
sorry are u talking to me?
im not from the states..
10. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2530; 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.
14. GrapeEyes (Posts: 243; 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!!
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)