Windows Phone 8 will support file transfer over Bluetooth

Windows Phone 8 will support file transfer over Bluetooth
You know what most feature phones can do, but not even the best Windows Phone 7 smartphones can't? Transfer a file over Bluetooth, that's what, an we are sure that fans of Microsoft's mobile platform aren't too happy about that fact. 

Things are about to change, however, in the near future with the arrival of Windows Phone 8. The platform's Bluetooth profile has already been published online, and all the components necessary for wireless file transfer are present on the list. This does not necessarily mean that Bluetooth file transfer will come to existing WP smartphones with the Windows Phone 7.8 update, but at least we know that the upcoming WP8 handsets will finally support the missing feature.

As a side note, WP7 users aren't totally out of luck as a third-party app allows transfer of photos over Bluetooth. It is called PictureSwap and you can go check it out at the Windows Phone Marketplace, in case you absolutely need to have that feature.

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29 Comments

1. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

good news, very good news!

2. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Windows Mobile all the way through 6.5.X could do it, but Windows Phone 7 couldn't? Android could do it? Want to transfer files over Bluetooth (something I actually do), buy a new phone, because WP7 is just NOT CAPABLE of doing it... Microsofts stupidity amazes me... ok, thats a lie, coming from the makers a TABLET OS (Windows 8) for a DESKTOP market! (multitasking? NOT ANYMORE BITCHES!)

5. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Why no multitasking? As far as I'm aware Windows 8 is just a full windows like Windows 7. The only one that may or may not have multitasking is Windows PHONE 8. Both OS only share the kernels, not all the features.

30. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Android could do bluetooth file transfer since v1.5 (Cupcake) release on April 30, 2009. Now most common among Android users are v2.3 (Gingerbread) release on December 6, 2010. New Android Phone should come with at least 4.03 (Ice Cream Sandwich) release on December 16, 2011. Latest Greatest, Jelly Bean (4.1.1) with Google Now release on July 9, 2012 Hope this info is helpful to, Hammerfest.

3. wendygarett unregistered

TAKE THAT APPLE!!! RIGHT NOW YOU ARE THE ONLY OS SHO LACK OF THESE!!!

8. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

actually, ios 6 is rumored to have bluetooth file sharing, the beta 4 of ios 6 indicates that there could be bluetooth file sharing in ios 6......they might be adding some extra features to make it special, if these rumors come true then every mobile os in the world will have bluetooth file sharing.......but i think that the future lies in nfc

17. rfrapp

Posts: 77; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

the only file sharing that apple would give for iOS is sharing photos, videos, and other useless things.

20. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

yes, but apple does that because they want to keep the phone safe from virus and malware, if they allow any infected file to be shared then the phone could be infected and apple's multi billion dollar review process will be of no use because the user will have downloaded infected files from the others.......but if u don't like those restrictions then you should jailbreak it.........ios will always require a jailbreak if the user wants to use it like android

4. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

It's a revolution.

9. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

It's a dream come true...sounds familiar right.

6. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Closed Source that can transfer file thru BT. This why i love WP..... you could share things socially. IT's like iPhone 10x better with android features. Anyone getting WP8 with me?

15. adityabhagat95

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

"like iPhone 10x better with android features. Anyone getting WP8 with me?" Seriously dude you are probably the only one loves wp 8. wat do u get from these closed souce OSes, bunch full of bulls**t.

18. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

4 likes 1 dislike against ur 1 like 3 dislikes..... who is the one bulls**tting now.

21. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

you are stupid android fan.. what makes android terrible is its fans!

24. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Thanks Pika i dunno what's the point of these guys....... making windows phone look bad... i used to hate windows phone but i just cant hate it now LOL.

26. adityabhagat95

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

at least i am not among the ones who bought an expensive windows phone7 devices to know that it can't run even windows phone8. dont worry i am sure it will happen with wp8 guys as well. maybe u guys must learn to live with it.

27. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

What is wrong with you man... you don't even know that windows phone is not expensive.... what a typical Fandroid. Joke of the day someone said windows phone is expensive.

28. adityabhagat95

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

joke of the millenium...android devices are more expensive than windowsphone devices. which world do you live in?

29. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Windows Phone is a lot cheaper.

31. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Its ok, everyone has their favorite phone OS. I use all three phone OS as i am interested in gadget.

7. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

It seems like WP8 will include every feature that people were complaining wasn't there in WP7, and then some. Eager to try it out.

10. fashion_m

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

AT LAST! IT WAS ABOUT TIME!

11. kunyuk

Posts: 56; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Yes, i want freedom

13. nazmi4all

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

hope they will also include it in WP 7.8 update...

14. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

How about NFC?

25. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Yes WP8 will have NFC enabled device..

16. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Glad to hear that Bluetooth file transfer will be present in WP8, although PictureSwap works fine in my WP7 device. Also glad that NFC and removable SD Cards will be supported in WP8.

19. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

very good news for windows phone!! android time for you to step down!! wish you all the best WP8 and BB10!!! make the competition healthier!

23. greatGreekGeek unregistered

Correction: PictureSwap is not a bluetooth based app. And its not that useful anyway.

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