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Nokia confirms Bluetooth 4.0 LE coming to ‘full WP8 Lumia range’ with Black update

Nokia confirms Bluetooth 4.0 LE coming to ‘full WP8 Lumia range’ with Black update

For Bluetooth and accessory fans, one big hole in the Windows Phone platform has been the lack of Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE) support (although Android lags here too). The Bluetooth LE standard allows newer hardware to connect using less energy for transmission, saving battery and allowing continuous background syncing. The most common example today is for Fitbit, which can sync to...

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Nokia Australia backtracks on Bluetooth 4.0 LE; support coming to high-end Lumias via update

Nokia Australia backtracks on Bluetooth 4.0 LE; support coming to high-end Lumias via update

There has been some confusion surrounding Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE) and high-end Lumia Windows Phones. Nokia Australia recently stated that the hardware won't support the upgrade. Shortly thereafter, Nokia PR in Germany confirmed that all Lumia Windows Phones will indeed support Bluetooth 4.0 LE. Now, Nokia Australia has backtracked on what was previously said, reaffirming what we...

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FCC docs reveal Sprint’s Samsung ATIV S Neo will come with Bluetooth 4.0 LE

FCC docs reveal Sprint’s Samsung ATIV S Neo will come with Bluetooth 4.0 LE

We know that Bluetooth 4.0 with low-energy support is coming to Windows Phone 8 sooner than later. Nokia has reportedly been hard at work getting their devices ready and we wouldn’t be shocked to see it come officially from Microsoft in GDR3, expected later this year. In documents posted to the FCC on the upcoming Samsung ATIV S Neo, due on Sprint on August 16th, it’s revealed that the...

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Claim: Nokia to update Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones with Bluetooth 4.0 support

Claim: Nokia to update Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones with Bluetooth 4.0 support

Nokia is looking to roll out an update for its family of Windows Phone 8 products to introduce Bluetooth 4.0 support. Sources familiar with company plans have confirmed to The Verge that the update will include "low energy support for fitness devices like Fitbit, as well as a range of accessories Nokia is looking to launch". We previously looked at leaked a PowerPoint slide detailing...

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