If this tumblr is anything to go by it seems as though Bluetooth® Smart Developers the world over are jumping for joy at Google’s announcement that the next version of Android will natively support Bluetooth Smart Ready.
Joking aside, the news signals a coming of age for Bluetooth Smart technology and the market for Bluetooth Smart Ready appcessories (like the Adonit Jot Touch 4) is set to explode. In fact ABI projects the market for Bluetooth appcessories (defined as an accessory device with a companion application) to grow from 220 million units in 2013 to nearly one billion in 2016.
For the Bluetooth Smart developer community this is a massive opportunity for those looking to create innovative low-energy wireless devices and more functional mobile apps. Developers will soon be able to connect devices and distribute apps within the massive Android ecosystem.
CSR is committed to helping developers capitalise on this opportunity, and by providing flexible and powerful platforms we are allowing them to create devices which give consumers the seamless connectivity experience they desire. The CSR µEnergy® range, will provide developers with complete solutions for a range of devices, including HIDs such as wireless remote controls, mice and innovative appcessories.
They may not realise it yet, but with the major smartphone OSs (Android, Apple iOS and Blackberry 10) and Windows 8 and Apple OS X committed to the Bluetooth Smart ecosystem, consumers will reap the rewards including universal compatibility, seamless set-up and much reduced power consumption.