The standard so many of our modern computers, tablets and smartphones depends upon for inter-device communication has updated to its next version.
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has
unveiled the forthcoming Bluetooth 5 standard with its additional capabilities
designed to help the development of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Bluetooth 5 will arrive in users' handsets
by way of an update in late 2016 or early 2017.
"Bluetooth 5 will transform the way
people experience the IoT by making it something that happens simply and
seamlessly around them," said Mark Powell, executive director of the
TAKEAWAY THOUGHTBluetooth 5 will bring our devices quadruple the range, double the speed and an eight-fold capacity increase; our use of Bluetooth must logically now be on the rise.Read more on V3