Nokia phones' Bluetooth 4.0 update reportedly on the way
Bluetooth may seem passe, but an update to version 4.0 will give Nokia phones a lot more heft behind the scenes.
Nokia could give its smartphones like the Lumia 1020 a Bluetooth boost, from version 3.0 of the wireless technology to .
According to sources cited by The Verge, the Finnish phone maker is readying a software update that will sweep many of its higher-end Lumia devices, turning on Bluetooth 4.0 capability that resides within the chipset.
Bluetooth may seem like a blah update, but there's a lot that this short-range communications technology can enable, like one-touch pairing with a range of devices and accessories, including Fitbits.
Bluetooth Low Energy, also known as BLE, is also seeing new and exciting implementations, like powering up this.
It's likely that Nokia will build BLE capabilities into its own accessories as well. Keep an eye out for an update later this month, which should also include minorto enhance pre-existing apps.