Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 4 Dec 2014.
Better privacy, IPv6 support too.
As always with these kinds of increments; is it a hardware, firmware or software update?
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.
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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