The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (or Bluetooth SIG for short) have just released the specifications for Bluetooth 4.0 and chief amongst them is improved energy consumption. Are the days of forever disabling Bluetooth in an effort to conserve battery a thing of the past? We certainly hope so.
The improvements to the battery consumption in Bluetooth 4.0 will also allow for Bluetooth to be included in much smaller devices as the technology is now far more compact. This should in turn result in smaller and lighter mobile phones and portable devices which we’re all for! Elsewhere, Bluetooth 4.0 comes in at a lower cost meaning it should no longer face the chop from entry level mobile phones whilst the range has also been improved meaning you can send and receive files from an even greater distance.
Now that the specifications for Bluetooth 4.0 have been confirmed, the Bluetooth SIG can start rolling out the technology to manufacturers so we should hopefully start to see Bluetooth 4.0 enabled devices before the year’s out. Keep an eye on the Blog for the first Bluetooth 4.0 enabled mobile phone (our money’s on it being a Samsung).