July 11, 2013

Is Bluetooth 4.0 support iOS’s big differentiator?


When I looked at the link John Gruber posted to the new Bluetooth 4.0 tagging system called Tile I was surprised to see a lack of support for Android in the FAQ.

Tile looks awesome and it is a shame that Android phones can’t use such a great new technology, but this is part of the problem of fragmentation as a whole; the platform on which said fragmentation occurs is technically irrelevant. Even if Android itself supported Bluetooth 4.0, that would not equate to a realistic support in devices. If I was an Android OEM, I’d be rushing to put out the exclusive Android phone that supported technology like Tile, maybe even partner with the company.

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