Latest Bluetooth spec will connect directly to the Internet

By Shawn Knight
Dec 3, 2014
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  1. Bluetooth in its existing form has plenty of practical applications including wireless headset use and speaker connectivity. The next iteration, however, is expected to be a game-changer as it'll be able to bypass smartphones and connect directly to the Internet.

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,295   +663

    This sounds pretty amazing assuming that the spec isn't full of government-mandated backdoors. The one thing that would make it even more appealing is better range. Even if this meant some kind of tradeoff it would be a good idea. Imagine if you could switch the radio preferences between "speed", "distance" and a low-power mode that gave up both options in favor of very low battery consumption (essentially current BT performance but much more efficient). I bet it could be done.
  3. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,800   +483

    trust me. BT needs to be removed. it's extremely slow, has connection problems, has very short range and offers nothing that other wireless systems can't already do. I understood why people used it before smartphones existed, but now it's just something that you just use once per year.

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