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Bluetooth over wifi brings huge speed boosts


A new Bluetooth specification for portable devices will piggyback on their built in Wifi hardware to accelerate file transfer speeds by a huge margin. The process, technically known as alternate MAC/PHY will reportedly become an official addition to the Bluetooth specification this april, It involves having devices search for and recognize each other using standard Bluetooth handsake protocols, and then handling over actual file transfer to the devices Wifi hardware using an ad-hoc connection while control over the connection while control over the connection remains with the bluetooth controller, speeds could jump upto Wifi current 54 mb/s rating. But that's not all! According to broadcom. some of its chips already in circulation can be upgraded with just a firmware flash.


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