Steering Committee announces bluetooth 5 next week




The steering committee Bluetooth Special Interest Group announced the next version of the wireless standard next week. The new version will be called Bluetooth 5 and four times as fast as the current Bluetooth version.

Moreover bluetooth 5 promote the use of beacons to boost bandwidth for ads, according to a newsletter that Bluetooth SIG has spread and one member has the link online put . The announcement is June 16th.

The mailing vague about specific new functionality, but director Mark Powell of the steering committee report in the newsletter which bluetooth 5 ‘new functionality for services without connection such as location-relevant information and navigation “will contain.

The name is also new. So far the steering committee held a naming with rate and after a point, such as 4.0. With this release, the SIG switches to a Bluetooth name with a single figure, in this case 5. The latest version of Bluetooth is 4.2. When the first devices come with bluetooth 5 is unknown.


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