"Google Edition" of HTC One, running Android 4.3., visits Bluetooth SIG

The "Google Edition" of the HTC One has been spotted at the Bluetooth SIG. The model received certification for Bluetooth on July 5th after the application was filed on June 18th. The model number, PN071, reflects the fact that this is a stock Android handset available from the Google Play Store. As a "Google Edition" model, the phone will receive quick OS updates directly from Google without the carrier testing that slows down the process.

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.

The Google Edition of the HTC One was spotted at the Bluetooth SIG wearing Android 4.3

The Google Edition of the HTC One was spotted at the Bluetooth SIG wearing Android 4.3


source: BluetoothSIG via Techtastic, AndroidAuthority

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7 Comments

1. fo0ling

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 07, 2013

That is good to know, technology evolves

2. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Evolves? 4.0 LE has been running on handsets for two years.

3. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Shut up. Just let us be happy and quit trying to be negative.

5. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Nothing negative about that fact. 4.0 LE is old news.

4. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 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: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

They should give us the option to upload this

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