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Bluetooth 3.0 Coming Next Week

According to a report by technology portal Dvice, Bluetooth 3.0 specification is likely to be released by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) on 21st April. The new specification will bring Bluetooth and Wi-Fi together.

Bluetooth is today one of the most popular wireless options, finding wide use in wireless printing, streaming music and variety of other applications. Bluetooth specifications have regularly been upgraded by the Bluetooth SIG and the release of Bluetooth 3.0 is part of these upgrades.

The portal reported that the upgrade will bring additional speed and features that make Bluetooth more usable and reliable compared to the present 2.0/2.1 specifications. Bluetooth 3.0 will come with Enhanced Power Control (EPC), which is expected to reduce incidences of disconnection from events like placing the Bluetooth enabled device in your pocket.

The new upgrade also has Generic Alternate MAC/PHY (AMP) which will allow Bluetooth profiles to connect with Wi-Fi and take advantage of 802.11 speeds. The Generic AMP can also be used with an 802.11 radio.

In a statement, the Bluetooth BIG said, “Transferring an entire music library, a complete DVD, a vacation’s worth of photos, all within seconds at the touch of a button and wirelessly will now be possible.”

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