Bluetooth 5 Specification Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 7 December 2016 at 03:05 PM EST. 6 Comments
HARDWARE --
The Bluetooth SIG today announced the core specification release for Bluetooth 5.

Bluetooth 5 supports a longer range, faster speed, larger broadcast message capacity, greater ineroperability/co-existence with other wireless standards, and other improvements over Bluetooth 4. Bluetooth 5 also includes improvements around IoT device supoport and use-cases.

Bluetooth 5 enabled devices are expected to market in the next 2~6 months. More details on Bluetooth 5 via Bluetooth.com.
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