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[Q] Android 4.3 Bluetooth LE Question ?

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25th July 2013, 09:07 AM   |  #1  
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Is it true that Galaxy Nexus Hardware don't support Bluetooth LE on Android 4.3 like Nexus 4? If not, how to check it supports LE ?
25th July 2013, 10:11 AM   |  #2  
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Is it true that Galaxy Nexus Hardware don't support Bluetooth LE on Android 4.3 like Nexus 4? If not, how to check it supports LE ?

Same here, could someone confirm Galaxy Nexus is now supporting bluetooth smart ?

Just done some web search and found this, which seems to confirm Bluetooth smart support : http://androidtelegraph.com/galaxy-n...s-android-4-3/

But I just want to be sure before buying this : http://www.zephyranywhere.com/produc...-rate-monitor/

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25th July 2013, 10:58 AM   |  #3  
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No Bluetooth 4.0, the gnex was being recertified for 3.0.

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25th July 2013, 11:12 AM   |  #4  
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No Bluetooth 4.0, the gnex was being recertified for 3.0.

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Oups... you're right. That's bad considering the bluetooth Galaxy Nexus chip is compatible with 4.0 : http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Samsu...eardown/7182/2
25th July 2013, 08:09 PM   |  #5  
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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...
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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...

Hopefully the devs will be able to hack it
25th July 2013, 09:30 PM   |  #7  
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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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Is it possible for the debs to actually make it work. If it's I would jump on that.

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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.

Hmm... I hadn't heard any of that info. I guess I just assumed that any devices that have BT 4.0 hardware, and get a 4.3 update, would support BLE. When you are saying 3.4, I assume you mean 4.3? Don't the new stock 4.3 images for the nexus devices come with an updated kernel for 4.3? Hopefully this gets worked out...

Ah... I know what you mean by 3.4 now... You are referring to the kernel version.
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26th July 2013, 12:48 AM   |  #10  
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There is always a weak link, if the OMAP is really not compatible with Kernel 3.4 then it'll be very hard if not impossible for the devs to fix....

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