"Google Edition" of HTC One, running Android 4.3., visits Bluetooth SIG
So why would a device already approved for Bluetooth need to go through the whole certification process again? It could simply be due to the Android 4.3 update which will add Bluetooth 4.0 LE support. This is the Low Energy version of Bluetooth that allows a phone to sync with accessories like heart rate monitors, thermometers and other similar monitors.
Keep in mind that Android 4.3 has not been officially announced by Google, but we could see it rolled out sometime later this month for Google Edition and Nexus devices with a possible refresh version of the Google Nexus 7 tablet, recently seen by the FCC, also getting unveiled.
source: BluetoothSIG via Techtastic, AndroidAuthority
2. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1271; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Evolves? 4.0 LE has been running on handsets for two years.
3. imkyle (Posts: 1023; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Shut up. Just let us be happy and quit trying to be negative.
5. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1271; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Nothing negative about that fact. 4.0 LE is old news.
4. icyrock1 (Posts: 306; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
And so far only Apples iOS supports it out of the three big Mobile OS's. Though Nokia is now pushing out support for there Lumias with the Amber update. Stop being a spoil sport.
6. wendygarett (unregistered)
Don't see anything special on android 4.3, smh
7. eman99 (Posts: 238; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)
They should give us the option to upload this