Bluetooth 5 specs to be released June 16

Bluetooth 4.2, introduced in December of 2014, is about to be replaced. The wireless standard, which hasn’t seen much change at the center of its core specifications, will see its biggest update since July of 2010 with the launch of Bluetooth 5.

No point versions. Just “5”.

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group will release the details of Bluetooth 5 at a London press event on June 16. It has been said to have double the speed and quadruple the range of Bluetooth 4.0 connections and “provide significant new functionality for connectionless services like location-relevant information and navigation.”

The Bluetooth SIG is trying to chase IoT devices with the update, so it’d be interesting to see how even “dumb” machines can be worked into the fold.

Source: Bluetooth SIG
Via: Android and Me

CorrectionAn earlier version of this story misreported the improvements to the speed and range of Bluetooth. Pocketnow regrets the error.

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