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News Bluetooth SIG announces faster Bluetooth 4.2

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 4 Dec 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    As always with these kinds of increments; is it a hardware, firmware or software update?
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Yes. Basically, it's a change to the software stack which means it will have to be implemented in firmware at both ends of a Bluetooth connection before it will work; however manufacturers will need to have their products recertified to demonstrate Bluetooth 4.2 compatibility, meaning that from a consumer's perspective it will require new hardware 'cos nobody's likely to go through the hassle and expense of recertifying an existing product when they can just make it a selling point of their next one instead.
     
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    That's what I was thinking as well...

    Certain things like smartwatches and smartphones could feasibly be updated, but things like headsets/headphones or some connected appliances may be less lucky...
     

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