Bluetooth Over Wi-Fi is Blazing Fast

Sync and transfer files quickly.

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Published Wed, Feb 18 2009 12:57 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:37 PM CST
Gizmodo has the details on perhaps what is one of the most promising showcases of upcoming technology from the 2009 MWC. Officially specified as "alternate MAC/PHY", you will now be able to have peer-to-peer connectivity coupled with Wi-Fi transfer speeds seamlessly and easily. Devices will shake hands via Bluetooth when paired up. Then, when any file transfer begins, communication will take place over the Wi-Fi hardware giving you a speedy wireless transfer. After the transfer is over, the Wi-Fi connection is dropped and communication is resumed via Bluetooth.



The Bluetooth Special Interest Group says that the specification will be official in April. Fortunately we might not have to wait long to be able to use it. Broadcom states that some of their current production chips already have the ability and only a software upgrade will be required to implement it.

Zac provides professional IT support by day, but plays the role of enthusiast by night. He's been building high-end custom computer for the nearly fifteen years and writing PC hardware reviews for the better part of a decade. Aside from computers, he also dabbles in quite a bit of home A/V equipment. Throughout the years, Zac has picked up an extensive knowledge of power circuitry and leverages this to provide the PSU reviews. When not found testing or writing, you can often find him speeding through the winding countryside on his motorcycle.

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