one finger, 09 Jun 2016everything is possible nowadays. why are you all poeple are afraid of a change? you don't want... moreI know. Newer version tech will always more efficient from it's predecessor. But that doesn't mean it automatically outrun it's competitor. Now, can you tell me how much is exactly the efficiency gain of the WiFi 2 compared to current WiFi? 10th times more efficient? 20th times more efficient? FYI, sending data at the rate of 75 bytes per second over WiFi requires approximately 80 milliwatts of electrical power. Sending data at the same rate over Bluetooth consumes only 2 milliwatts. So that's 40th times more efficient. Unless WiFi 2 can achieve this level of efficiency, I don't think it can replace Bluetooth.
IMO, their efficiency rate still pretty much on stalemate. WiFi 2 goes more efficient compared to it's predecessor, so does Bluetooth 5. The only game changing is the battery. If someday we can produce battery with higher capacity in smaller form factor, only then we can start to ignore the efficiency difference and go straight to WiFi instead of Bluetooth. As long as it's enough for people to charge it once per one~two days, then Bluetooth maybe will out of the picture. But for now, it's not even reach that potential.
one finger, 10 Jun 2016Go back to stone age man. as I've said ealier why are you all afraid of a change or innovation... moresame. I gave you facts that bluetooth is still a widely used feature, but you still claim the same. Nevermind I'm wasting my time. Just go outside and ask people yourself.. see what they think.
musicke, 09 Jun 2016does anyone know about backwards compatability and if devices currently using bluetooth 4.0 wi... moreLels Bluetooth 4.0 aint upgradeable on a hardware level, you need to buy devices that comes with Buetooth 5.0 hardware intergrated.
BT is less energy consuming than WiFi if it comes to short-mid range file transfers or short-range internet sharing. Also it is the most commonly used protocol for connecting in cars hands-free functionalities. Those who say BT is dead are braindead.
DenisXD, 10 Jun 2016You get on my nerves boy. Bluetooth is dead? Give me a break baby, not everyone uses technolog... moreGo back to stone age man. as I've said ealier why are you all afraid of a change or innovation? and who said anything about robots? that's too much. my topic is all about technology in the past and technology now. lol
one finger, 09 Jun 2016bluetooth is dead, wi-fi is much more faster, 10 - 100 times the range and you can connect fro... moreYou get on my nerves boy. Bluetooth is dead? Give me a break baby, not everyone uses technology like they are robots, neither everyone uses high end devices.
(the robot mentioning is a fact about turning people into technology slaves, and it is happening).
Just today I used bluetooth btw, just today. My friend wanted a photo I took and bam, bluetooth. But yeah bluetooth is dead.
See not everyone is a technology slave, not everyone uses high end devices. Most are pinpointing our location anyway, so why should people do it?
Believe it or not nerd bluetooth is the most commonly used feature for content sharing and device wireless connections.. still is.
ME, 09 Jun 2016Sony is the champion of Bluetooth sit down.crappy sony with theyr shit called BT
one finger, 09 Jun 2016bluetooth is dead, wi-fi is much more faster, 10 - 100 times the range and you can connect fro... moreBluetooth is dead for file transfer for sure. But for always connected model (fitness band, smartwatch, earphone), Bluetooth still have it's advantage over wifi, lower power consumption which means longer battery life for equal battery capacity.
HeartGold69, 09 Jun 2016iphone 7 will have it for sure.Sony is the champion of Bluetooth
Raj, 09 Jun 2016And then iStealth will prevent all such features in the name of securityDon't think so, this is istealth. "beacons" "location based". This is not for the consumer. The benefits quoted are the lubricant to enable unnoticed passage of the pill your swallowing.This is now surveillance by blootooth.
Oliver Queen, 09 Jun 2016Is it will be possible to get bluetooth 5 with OS update, if my phone now with bluetooth 4,1 ?No, I think it is more of a hardware change.
Is it will be possible to get bluetooth 5 with OS update, if my phone now with bluetooth 4,1 ?
kurotsuki, 09 Jun 2016Only if you can build battery with big enough capacity and small enough in physical size to pu... moreeverything is possible nowadays. why are you all poeple are afraid of a change? you don't want innovation? bluetooth is dead. in the near future wifi 2.0 will be energy efficient and chipsets nowadays are getting smaller so there's absolutely no problem about the size. just like floppy disks, lcd tvs, mini memory cards, mini (regular) sim cards, etc. are dead. technology is moving forward not backwards.
And then iStealth will prevent all such features in the name of security
one finger, 09 Jun 2016Those so called amplifiers, earpieces, earphones, Bluetooth speakers, etc. will have built-in ... moreOnly if you can build battery with big enough capacity and small enough in physical size to put it in the earpiece. Wifi speaker is sure does viable. But I don't think we will see wifi earphone in the near future. Our battery technology still not reach that stage.
Bluetooth is dead for file transfer for sure. But for always connected model (fitness band, smartwatch, earphone), Bluetooth still have it's advantage over wifi, lower power consumption which means longer battery life for equal battery capacity.
ReesanVaine, 09 Jun 2016Not COMPLETELY dead. it's still useful to set up parties (via bt amplifier), or talking with a... moreThose so called amplifiers, earpieces, earphones, Bluetooth speakers, etc. will have built-in wifi in the near future. it will be call wifi-speaker. one phone can control 100 wifi speakers. can your bluetooth do that? just like smart watches. the first smart watches have no wifi, gps, heart sensor, only Bluetooth but now smart watches have all of now. how about 3-5 years from now? just like when you transfer files 5 years ago you are using bluetooth but now we use wifi direct of other 3rd party apps like xender or share it. ofc you also can't send files via bluetooth from ios to andriod but you can if you use share it. there is no future for bluetooth.
What is the file transfer speed in latest version of Bluetooth.? The standard claims little more than the speed in reality.