All About Smartphones: New Bluetooth 4.1 Comes With New Features

Friday, December 6, 2013

New Bluetooth 4.1 Comes With New Features

Bluetooth has been around for a while and its still very much relevant. Most people would probably think that Bluetooth technology have remained the same since its inception into phones. However, the reverse is the case.


Bluetooth is constantly worked on and upgraded even more than most wireless sharing technology out there.

Presently, Bluetooth 4.0 is the norm in most new generation smartphones, however, that would change soon as Bluetooth 4.1 is ready to be unveiled.

Bluetooth 4.0 also known as BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) offered good connectivity and faster data transmission solution while reducing power usage compared to earlier version of Bluetooth technology.


Bluetooth 4.1 will further improved battery usage when in operation but the most important part to note about Bluetooth 4.1 is that according to the Bluetooth Special Interest Groups (SIG), Bluetooth 4.1 will entail the following;

  • Coexistence — engineered to work seamlessly and cooperatively with the latest generation cellular technologies like LTE. Bluetooth and LTE radios can communicate in order to ensure transmissions are coordinated and therefore reduce the possibility of near-band interference. The coordination between the two technologies happens automatically, while the consumer experiences the high quality they expect.
  • Better Connections — provides manufacturers with more control over creating and maintaining Bluetooth connections by making the reconnection time interval flexible and variable. This improves the consumer experience by allowing devices to reconnect automatically when they are in proximity of one another. The consumer can leave the room and upon returning, two recently used devices reconnect without user intervention.
  • Improved Data Transfer — Bluetooth Smart technology provides bulk data transfer. For example, through this new capability, sensors, which gathered data during a run, bike ride or swim, transfer that data more efficiently when the consumer returns home.
Technological improvement is emerging in all areas where its needed and one can only hope that the same advancement in technology would be extended to smartphone batteries in other to make them last even longer.

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