Broadcom today announced the contribution of its Bluetooth software stack to the Android Open Source Project. The software will also be included in Android 4.2.
As the largest Bluetooth solution supplier on Android, Broadcom’s leading Bluetooth software stack has shipped in more than one billion devices, enabling seamless communication between smartphones and tablets.
Broadcom says it provides developers a single, common platform for building new applications. By incorporating Broadcom’s contribution, applications developers can develop new Bluetooth applications — including heart rate monitors, 3D glasses, remote controls and sensors.
The contributed Broadcom stack is vendor agnostic and has been proven on multiple Bluetooth chips from different vendors.
Google, has also selected Broadcom’s open NFC software stack for all Android-based devices, including the new Google Experience Devices – the Nexus 10 tablet and Nexus 4 smartphone,