Bluetooth Smart has gone from obscurity to mainstream in mobile devices and become a standard in wearable and wellness. TechInsights' Teardown.com reveals intelligence on Bluetooth Smart from nearly 400 devices.
Bluetooth Smart race
Drawing conclusions from this data, we expect to see full or nearly full adoption in 2014 and beyond as wellness and wearable use continues to expand. From a market leadership standpoint, three vendors have quickly broken from the pack in the Bluetooth Smart race. In products released in 2013, we found Qualcomm, Broadcom, and MediaTek as the providers of this technology in nearly 90% of devices we analyzed. Where Qualcomm and Broadcom are primarily seen in the global who's who of mobile devices, MediaTek has ramped up quickly and is seen in the leading Chinese devices.
Our data also shows that Broadcom is aggressively pursuing this market in China, especially with what we consider the high-end Chinese smartphones.
ZTE Nubia Z5S.
Gionee Elife E3.
December 2013 also ushered in the new Bluetooth 4.1 specification, which is intended to improve usability, empower developer innovation, and enable the Internet of Things.
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