So, how do we get Samsung/Google to enable Bluetooth 4.0?

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Write an open-source stack for it.
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Actually, Jerry, is that the solution? Because some posts out there speculate that, yes, there's an API issue, but others state that its a driver or binaries issue. Which is it? And where does "an open-source stack" fall in that spectrum -- somewhere else? Can you help us get to the bottom of it?

One of the recent posts to the code.android thread linked to this github project -- is this a possible starting point? https://github.com/android-btle/framework
 

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So do we think that once the source code ofr 4.2 drops that this may be closer to happening as the Nexus 4 has BT4.0 (BLE) support.
 

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So do we think that once the source code ofr 4.2 drops that this may be closer to happening as the Nexus 4 has BT4.0 (BLE) support.

Does it? In the code.android thread, several folks are commenting that 4.2 doesn't appear to have BLE either. Got a source?
 

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Does it? In the code.android thread, several folks are commenting that 4.2 doesn't appear to have BLE either. Got a source?

I think I may have jumped the gun on this, I thought I read somewhere that it had support but it appears that we still have no confirmation on this. Which is pretty lame, IMHO
 

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So this app is able to let me see my Bluetooth Smart Polar H7 heart-rate monitor on my Samsung Note 2 (& wife's S3), despite me not being able to see it via Bluetooth pairing:

https://forums.androidcentral.com/e...tscanner&feature=search_result&token=t2pQ4429

So the Bluetooth 4.0/Smart is clearly enabled/possible on the Galaxy note2/S3 but the firmware/software just isn't there. Can anyone use this app to figure how to make it work?? (Samsung / Google - can you???)
 

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Here we are over a year later and still no support for BTLE. I bought a Mio Alpha heart rate monitor and it's a no-go with my S4. Anyone know when I'll finally be able to pair my Mio Alpha with my S4? Is there a work-around of some sort available?
 

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