Originally Posted by id628
Yet another one is the Motes system: http://igg.me/at/motes/x/1655370
Another one is all the new automatic door locks. The list is growing quickly if you look at Indiegogo and Kickstarter...
Yes, 6 months later the Indiegogo and Kickstarter projects are beginning. And the list is beginning to grow. However, there is still no confirmation, that I've seen, that the SGN has 4.0+BLE. We've only seen that it has a chip with 4.0 capability. Without BLE support, the access to 4.0 won't be as advantageous for all these new devices as some might think.
Plus, how long will it take for these new jump-start companies/devices to be funded, and complete, and available? It took almost a year for the Pebble watch and CooKoo watch to finally be released to investors. This Fall the SGN will be 2 years old. Around the corner is another rumored Nexus Device. How much manpower is Google going to actually devote to the software development in the Galaxy Nexus in future upgrade releases? I hope it will be there; but probably not a lot. The focus right now is the Nexus 4 and whatever the next gen Nexus device is. I'm not arguing against the addition of 4.0 (and hopefully 4.0+BLE) software upgrades to the SGN; but I think users making a demand for it at this point is a little over the top.
If Android 4.3 does indeed have the support for BT 4.0 as rumored you'll find out if it actually has BLE or not. If it doesn't...you're just gaining the newest Bluetooth stack without any of the power savings (maybe some slight power savings)....which might (or might not) work with all these new creations.
Phone: GSM Nexus 4, AOSP, Matr1x Kernel
Tablet: Nexus 7 WiFi, AOSP, BRICKED Kernel
Future Hope: New Nexus with LTE on AT&T, Reworked Nexus 7/8 with LTE. Nexus 11 (if it exists). Then I'll be set!