Originally Posted by lahma69
Wow... Really!? I am blown away by this revelation... The GNexus has BLE hardware (BT 4.0) but the 4.3 update doesn't add compatibility? That is so so crappy...
Apparently the issue is not with the chip, it's with the kernel. In order to have BLE you need to have the kernel bumped up to 3.4. From what I've read there are instability issues on the GNex with 3.4, possibly due to the fact that TI isn't doing anymore work on the OMAP processor line. So unless google figures out a way to release a stable, then we're out of luck. Or if a kernel developer figures out a way, but from what I understand it's a bit of an undertaking to accomplish.
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