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Cloud-savvy Bluetooth 4.1 to reach devices by year end

Agam Shah | April 28, 2014
Bluetooth 4.1, due out by the end of the year, will directly connect devices to cloud services.

There are just a few changes in hardware and virtually no changes in data rates or wireless range from Bluetooth 4.0. Changes in the new specification are mainly at the software layer.

"We want to make sure we minimize big hardware changes, that adds instability," Jawanda said.

Bluetooth SIG is considering wireless range and speed improvements for future specifications. For now, cloud services are playing an important role in how sensor devices operate and communicate, Jawanda said.

"From a consumer perspective, we want to make sure they connect," Jawanda said. "All the building blocks are there."


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