Tech & Science HTC's U11 will support Bluetooth 5.0 when Android O arrives

11:15  13 august  2017
11:15  13 august  2017 Source:   Engadget

Google will introduce the next version of Android on Monday

  Google will introduce the next version of Android on Monday We already know at least one cool feature it will have.Google already talked a lot about what's coming in this version, which has been known as "Android O" until now as it has progressed through beta testing. One of the biggest changes that has already been discussed is picture-in-picture mode, which will allow users to view movies while doing other tasks, an option already available on Samsung devices.

The site notes that not all of Bluetooth 5 . 0 ' s features have to be supported to receive certification -- it' s a bit confusing, but at the very least U 11 owners can look forward to faster data transmission speeds when Android O arrives .

Still, this along with previous mods (such as a high-speed shutter mod for Nexus phones) shows that the Pixel' s camera tricks could theoretically help any Android phone, not just those with a "G" on the back. The U 11 ' s Bluetooth speeds will soon be a lot faster.

  HTC's U11 will support Bluetooth 5.0 when Android O arrives © Provided by Engadget HTC's U11 surprised us when we reviewed it -- most of the company's phones have been hit-or-miss for a few years now. But the U11 is a solid Android option, and HTC just announced it'll be a little more future-proof now, as the device just received certification for Bluetooth 5.0. It's one of only a few phones on the market with the feature (including the Galaxy S8), so it's worth noting that the U11 will be able to take advantage of the much faster speeds the standard offers.

U11 owners should be aware that even though the device has been certified for Bluetooth 5.0, it won't actually be able to take advantage of these enhanced features until Android O launches a little later this year. But when it does, the U11 will be one of the better devices out there to work with smart appliances as well as smart watches -- with the bottleneck of slow Bluetooth speeds removed, those devices should work a lot better.

Unfortunately, according to Android Central,the U11 won't support transmitting over greater distances, one of the most notable features of Bluetooth 5.0. The site notes that not all of Bluetooth 5.0's features have to be supported to receive certification -- it's a bit confusing, but at the very least U11 owners can look forward to faster data transmission speeds when Android O arrives.

Essential promises a new phone release date 'in a week' .
It’s been a few weeks since Essential CEO Andy Rubin told us that the Essential Phone would be coming “in a few weeks,” but today the company gave yet another (albeit slightly more specific) timeline, saying it would reveal the release date “in a week.” That’s nearly two months after the company initially said that the phone would begin shipping some time in June.Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Essential president Niccolo De Masi also confirmed that the $699 Android device with an edge-to-edge display would be available via major US retailers Best Buy and Amazon.

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