Originally Posted by amofiav
Before I buy my wife the FitBIt Flex. According to the website the Maxx HD isn't supported. Does anyone know if any roms fix the problem with BLE?
As I understand, the ROM would need to add
support for it and FitBit would need to make their products work with the Moto drivers specifically. These developers tell their story
of getting a copy of Moto's drivers privately. FitBit already added support for Samsung's BLE drivers before Google had released any for Android.
I suspect most of these product & app designers will wait for Google's BLE drivers, which finally dropped in 4.3(?), to trickle down through the Android ecosystem so that they only have to write support once. Google dropped the ball here, and I don't know what was a higher priority but BLE got put on the backburner for a year too long. Now we're going to need new phones to use BLE because manufacturers are (more) financially incentivized to avoid updating devices that have already been sold.