Bluetooth 4.0LE coming to all WP8 Nokia Lumia devices

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:

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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18 Comments

1. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 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: Nov 14, 2013

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

15. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

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

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 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: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Nokia is to WP8 as Samsung is to Android. Nobody can top Noia's Lumias. Just saying.

6. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 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: Oct 05, 2013

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

12. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

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

3. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 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: Oct 30, 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: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 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: Nov 12, 2013

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

7. GeekMovement unregistered

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: Nov 12, 2013

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

9. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

choose AT&T

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 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: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 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: Oct 30, 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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