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Bluetooth

Knowledge Identifier: $Bluetooth

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Bluetooth

wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices, creating personal area networks with high levels of security add

Category: Technology (10)

Launched in 1994.

Countries: (49%), United States (16%), Republic of Korea (6%)

Main connections: Bluetooth low energy, Jaybird (company), Google

Linked to: Ericsson, Nokia, Apple Inc., Infrared Data Association

 

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1994

Created by telecom vendor Ericsson in 1994, it was originally conceived as a wireless alternative to RS-232 data cables add something

 

The Bluetooth specification was developed as a cable replacement in 1994 by Jaap Haartsen and Sven Mattisson, who were working for Ericsson in Lund add something


1998

The SIG was formally announced on 20 May 1998 add something


1999

ZigBee - ZigBee-style networks began to be conceived around 1999, when many installers realized that both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth were going to be unsuitable for many applications


2001

In 2001, Jakobsson and Wetzel from Bell Laboratories discovered flaws in the Bluetooth pairing protocol and pointed to vulnerabilities in the encryption scheme add something


2002

Apple products have worked with Bluetooth since Mac OS X v10,2 which was released in 2002 add something

 

Inventel - Thanks to control of Bluetooth technology and the 802,11 standard, Inventel became the first major manufacturer of ADSL wireless secured access with DWB200 released in 2002


2003

In 2003, Ben and Adam Laurie from A.L. Digital Ltd. discovered that serious flaws in some poor implementations of Bluetooth security may lead to disclosure of personal data add something

 

Mobile marketing - The rise of Bluetooth started around 2003 and a few companies in Europe have started establishing successful businesses


2004

In 2004 the first purported virus using Bluetooth to spread itself among mobile phones appeared on the Symbian OS add something

 

This version of the Bluetooth Core Specification was released in 2004 and is backward compatible with the previous version 1,2 add something

 

Bluetooth low energy - The results were published in 2004 using the name Bluetooth Low End Extension

 

In August 2004, a world-record-setting experiment showed that the range of Class 2 Bluetooth radios could be extended to with directional antennas and signal amplifiers add something


2005

Audio-Technica - In 2005, Audio-Technica developed "Uniguard", a method for making microphones resistant to radio frequency interference from cell phones, Bluetooth devices, wireless computer networks and walkie-talkies

 

Audio-Technica - In 2005, Audio-Technica developed "Uniguard", a method for making microphones resistant to radio frequency interference from cell phones, Bluetooth devices, wireless computer networks and walkie-talkies

 

In January 2005, a mobile malware worm known as Lasco add something

 

In April 2005, Cambridge University security researchers published results of their actual implementation of passive attacks against the PIN-based pairing between commercial Bluetooth devices, confirming the attacks to be practicably fast and the Bluetooth symmetric key establishment method to be vulnerable add something

 

In August 2005, police in Cambridgeshire, England, issued warnings about thieves using Bluetooth enabled phones to track other devices left in cars add something


2006

Secure Network - Besides having notability in Italy, it received international exposure with a research project on Bluetooth security codenamed BlueBag, which has been selected for the Black Hat Briefings conference 2006 in Las Vegas

 

Secure Digital - In 2006, the SDA released a simplified version of the specification of the host controller interface and later for the physical layer, ASSD extensions, SDIO, and SDIO Bluetooth Type-A, under a disclaimers agreement

 

Sony Mobile - Sony has been making Bluetooth enabled watches from as early as 2006

 

Sony Mobile - Sony has been making Bluetooth enabled watches from as early as 2006

 

In April 2006, researchers from Secure Network and F-Secure published a report that warns of the large number of devices left in a visible state, and issued statistics on the spread of various Bluetooth services and the ease of spread of an eventual Bluetooth worm add something


2007

An overview of Bluetooth vulnerabilities exploits was published in 2007 by Andreas Becker add something

 

Linux adoption - For example in early 2007, Dell did not sell specific hardware and software with Ubuntu 7,04 computers, including printers, projectors, Bluetooth keyboards and mice, TV tuners and remote controls, desktop modems and Blu-ray disc drives, due to incompatibilities at that time, as well as legal issues

 

Nissan Altima - The 2007 Altima sports some more recent innovations in the market, including, but not limited to, a standard Smart Key , Bluetooth capability for cell phones, and a parking camera

 

Jaybird (company) - The company's first Bluetooth headset, the JB100 Freedom, was launched in late 2007

 

Jaybird (company) - The company's first Bluetooth headset, the JB100 Freedom, was launched in late 2007

 

In October 2007, at the Luxemburgish Hack add something

 

Samsung P2 - The first Blue Wave was released in December 2007, and included support for $ Bluetooth phone connectivity and Bluetooth file transfer


2008

FinBlade - The studio were one of the first supporters of the Zeemote Bluetooth analogue joystick for mobiles with their 2-Player Fireworks title announced in January 2008

 

In September 2008, the National Institute of Standards and Technology published a Guide to Bluetooth Security that will serve as reference to organizations on the security capabilities of Bluetooth and steps for securing Bluetooth technologies effectively add something


2009

The first international "Bluetooth" Innovation World Cup 2009 drew more than 250 international entries, including Nokia, Freescale Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, Nordic Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics and Brunel add something

 

"'Bluetooth" Innovation World Cup 2009"' add something

 

"'Bluetooth" Innovator of the Year 2009"' add something

 

Kia Rio - For the 2009 model year, all Rio and Rio5 trims received standard Sirius Satellite Radio and radios with USB port & auxiliary jack, the auxiliary jack substituting for a Bluetooth mobile phone connection for devices with an earphone jack, e

 

Nokia N79 - On 14 January of 2009 & Nokia announced it would ship a sports edition, dubbed the N79 Active, that included a Bluetooth heart rate monitor, an armband and a new version of the Nokia Sports Tracker application

 

Bluetooth low energy - Starting in late 2009, Bluetooth Smart integrated circuit implementations were announced by a number of manufacturers

 

Hyundai Grandeur - The 2009 model featured a new grille, new 17 inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, blue back lit gauges and dashboard lighting , dark brown wood grain accents and available hands free Bluetooth phone capability

 

Hyundai XG - The 2009 model featured a new grille, new 17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, blue back lit gauges and dashboard lighting , dark brown wood grain accents and available hands free Bluetooth phone capability

 

Porsche 911 - The official changes, originally found in leaked product guides, revealed the new 997 would receive a larger air intake in the front bumper, new headlights, new rear taillights, new clean-sheet design direct fuel injection engines, and the introduction of a dual-clutch gearbox called PDK. Porsche USA revealed that the 2009 models due out in April would be equipped with Bluetooth support in the communications system

 

Nokia N79 - On 14 January 2009 & Nokia announced it would ship a sports edition, dubbed the N79 Active, that included a Bluetooth heart rate monitor, an armband and a new version of the Nokia Sports Tracker application

 

The high speed feature of Bluetooth v3,0 was originally intended for UWB, but the WiMedia Alliance, the body responsible for the flavor of UWB intended for Bluetooth, announced in March 2009 that it was disbanding, and ultimately UWB was omitted from the Core v3,0 specification add something

 

On 16 March 2009, the WiMedia Alliance announced it was entering into technology transfer agreements for the WiMedia Ultra-wideband specifications add something

 

Jawbone (company) - In April 2009, Aliph unveiled a third edition of its Bluetooth headset, Jawbone Prime

 

IPhone 3G - In June 2009, iPhone 3G users received the iPhone (iPhone_(original)) OS 3,0 software update, which introduced the long-awaited MMS feature, copy and paste, landscape support for more applications, Bluetooth stereo support, and other improvements

 

The initiative will take three years, having started 1 June 2009 add something

 

Wireless USB - In October 2009, the $ Bluetooth Special Interest Group has dropped development of UWB as part of the alternative MAC/PHY, Bluetooth 3,0/High Speed solution


2010

Sazonov received this recognition at a ceremony held at the Wearable Technologies Show at ispo 2010, a trade show for sporting goods add something

 

"'Bluetooth" Innovation World Cup 2010"' add something

 

Toyota Venza - For 2010, the Venza received a standard USB audio input and Bluetooth hands-free phone capability

 

HTC Aria - In September of 2010, an update was released, adding Firmware Over The Air, an update to Bluetooth, and a Calendar fix

 

Bluetooth low energy - Integration of Bluetooth Smart with version 4,0 of the Core Specification was completed in early 2010

 

HTC Wildfire S - It is considered to be an update of 2010's HTC Wildfire, having a newer processor, support for the faster Bluetooth 3,0 specification, and crucially, a screen with double the resolution

 

Bluetooth low energy - It was merged into the main $ Bluetooth standard in 2010 with the adoption of the Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4,0

 

On 8 February 2010, Edward Sazonov, Physical Activity Innovations LLC, was awarded the title of "Bluetooth" Innovator of the Year for 2009 add something

 

The Bluetooth SIG announced the start of the second Innovation World Cup on 1 June 2010, with a focus on applications for the sports & fitness, health care, and home information and control markets add something

 

The Bluetooth SIG completed the Bluetooth Core Specification version 4,0 and has been adopted as of 30 June 2010 add something

 

The competition closed for registration on 15 September 2010 add something

 

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light - In North America, on 16 December 2010, the video game was released for iOS devices which included cooperative with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options


2011

In late 2011, new logos Bluetooth Smart Ready for hosts and Bluetooth Smart for sensors were introduced as the general-public face of BLE. add something

 

Bluetooth low energy - In 2011, the $ Bluetooth SIG announced the Bluetooth Smart logo scheme, intended to clarify compatibility between low energy devices

 

Chevrolet Volt - The 2011 Chevrolet Volt comes standard with cruise control; remote vehicle start-up system; 17-inch 5-spoke forged painted aluminum wheels; Bluetooth wireless technology for select phones; audio and navigation system with a center console capacitive touch panel and DVD and MP3 playback, with voice recognition; OnStar with five years of service; BOSE premium speaker system, with six speakers and sub-woofer; 30 GB hard drive for audio data storage; USB ports; three auxiliary, 12-volt, power outlets; power door locks and windows; power adjustable mirrors; programmable time of day charge contr

 

Opel Ampera - The 2011 Chevrolet Volt comes standard with cruise control; remote vehicle start-up system; 17-inch 5-spoke forged painted aluminum wheels; Bluetooth wireless technology for select phones; audio and navigation system with a center console capacitive touch panel and DVD and MP3 playback, with voice recognition; OnStar with five years of service; BOSE premium speaker system, with six speakers and sub-woofer; 30 GB hard drive for audio data storage; USB port; three auxiliary, 12-volt, power outlets; power door locks and windows; power adjustable mirrors; programmable time of day charge cont

 

Jeep Wrangler - The 2011 model added a new steering wheel, as well as a completely redesigned interior with higher quality materials, larger rear windows to increase rear visibility, and a new USB interface with Bluetooth audio streaming

 

Jawbone (company) - In January 2011, the company released its fifth Bluetooth headset, Jawbone ERA, and at the same time informed the media that it had dropped the name Aliph to officially adopt its Jawbone moniker

 

Olivetti - In March 2011 Olivetti began producing the OliPad - its first ever tablet computer, featuring a ten-inch screen, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth connectivity, Nvidia Tegra 2, Android 2,2

 

Core Specification Addendum 2 was unveiled in December 2011; it contains improvements to the audio Host Controller Interface and to the High Speed Protocol Adaptation Layer add something


2012

Bluetooth low energy - A number of other manufacturers released Bluetooth Smart Ready devices in 2012

 

Opel Ampera - The 2012 Volt standard features include a remote keyless access with passive locking allowing the car to automatically lock and unlock with the key fob in close proximity of vehicle; OnStar turn-by-turn navigation for three years, and available in-dash navigation system; and Chevrolet MyLink including Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones

 

Chevrolet Volt - The 2012 Volt standard features include a remote keyless access with passive locking allowing the car to automatically lock and unlock with the key fob in close proximity of vehicle; OnStar turn-by-turn navigation for three years, and available in-dash navigation system; and Chevrolet MyLink including Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones

 

HP TouchPad - In addition to Ubuntu, an alpha port of Arch Linux ARM, which in January 2012 provides full touchscreen support with GNOME 3 / LXDE, Wi-Fi access, but not Bluetooth, camera or sound can be installed using the previously mentioned moboot method

 

Nokia Lumia 900 - The Lumia 900 started shipping to China on June 14, 2012 along with a "Reaction" Bluetooth headset

 

Core Specification Addendum 3 revision 2 has an adoption date of July 24, 2012 add something

 

Grace Digital - In October 2012, the ECOXBT rugged waterproof Bluetooth speaker is added to the EcoXGear line


2013

Wearable technology - ABI Research forecasts 1,2 million smart watches will be shipped in 2013 due to high penetration of smartphones in many world markets, the wide availability and low cost of MEMS sensors, energy efficient connectivity technologies such as Bluetooth 4,0, and a flourishing app ecosystem

 

Honda Pilot - For the 2013 model year, a rearview back up camera, i-MID central dashboard 8-inch WQVGA LCD screen, USB connector, Bluetooth hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming, and tri-zone climate control are standard on all Pilots

 

Nissan Armada - The 2013 model year changes include Bluetooth and satellite radio standard on all models

 

Mad Catz - In January 2013, Mad Catz announced its "GameSmart" initiative, a range of products using the Bluetooth Smart stack featuring game and hardware independence, simplified setup, longer battery life and universal compatibility

 

Core Specification Addendum 4 has an adoption date of February 12, 2013 add something

 

Bluetooth specification Version 4,1 was officially announced in December 4, 2013 add something


2014

Bluetooth 4,2 was released on December 2nd 2014 add something

 

Honda Odyssey (North America) - All 2014 models get standard Pandora Internet Radio capabilities, Bluetooth Hands-Free Link, iPod, iPhone, and USB integration, a 3,5 millimeter auxiliary input jack, and a color display screen

 

Samsung Galaxy Gear - As only Android 4,3 and later offer native support for Bluetooth LE, only the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, the first Samsung devices to ship with 4,3, were supported by the Galaxy Gear on launch

 

Bluetooth low energy - In 2014 a Bluetooth Smart protocol with the name "'CSR mesh"' was published - CSR is for "Cambridge Silicon Radio"

 

Google - In March 2014, Google confirmed it had purchased the remnants of gaming startup, Green Throttle Games, which developed a Bluetooth gaming controller for Android

 

Logitech - In September 2014, Logitech released the Logitech K480, a new Bluetooth keyboard that can connect to three devices simultaneously and allows you to switch between them using a small dial

 

Bluetooth 4,2 was released on December 2, 2014 add something


2015

Xilinx - In October 2015, snickerdoodle became the first development board to combine Zynq with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth


2016

Jaybird (company) - Jaybird's most recent iteration of its wireless Bluetooth headset is the "X3" model which was released in 2016

 

Jaybird (company) - Jaybird's most recent iteration of its wireless Bluetooth headset is the "X3" model which was released in 2016

 

MediaTek - At the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2016, MediaTek announced its new System in package tailored for wristware, including Bluetooth low energy, GPS and support for 320×320 MIPI displays

 

Bluetooth 5 was announced on June 16, 2016 add something

 

Bluetooth low energy - The $ $ Bluetooth SIG officially unveiled Bluetooth 5 on June 16, 2016 during a media event in London


2017

The Samsung Galaxy S8 launched with Bluetooth 5 support in April 2017 add something

 

Grace Digital - ECOSLATE introduced April 2017 is a Rugged, Waterproof and Floating Bluetooth Speaker with Integrated Full Range Stereo Speakers EcoSlate meets the IPX7 waterproof standard, 20W

 

Google Home - In May 2017, & Google announced multiple updates to Google Home's functionality, including: free hands-free phone calling in the United States and Canada; proactive updates ahead of scheduled events; visual responses on mobile devices or Chromecast-enabled televisions; Bluetooth audio streaming; and the ability to add reminders and calendar appointments

 

Google Home - In May 2017, & Google announced multiple updates to Google Home's functionality, including: free hands-free phone calling in the United States and Canada; proactive updates ahead of scheduled events; visual responses on mobile devices or Chromecast-enabled televisions; Bluetooth audio streaming; and the ability to add reminders and calendar appointments

 

Bluetooth low energy - The Bluetooth SIG released Mesh Profile and Mesh Model specifications officially on July 18, 2017

 

In September 2017, iPhone 8, 8 Plus and $iPhone_X (IPhone_X) launched with Bluetooth 5 support as well add something

 

Armis contacted Google, Microsoft, Apple, Samsung and the Linux developers so they could patch their software before the coordinated disclosure on September 12, 2017 add something


2018

Jaybird (company) - Jaybird's most recent iteration of its wireless Bluetooth headset is the "Tarah Pro" model which was released in 2018

 

Bluetooth low energy - The $ $ Bluetooth SIG predicts that by 2018 more than 90 percent of Bluetooth-enabled smartphones will support Bluetooth Low Energy

 

Apple integrated 'Bluetooth 5,0' in their new HomePod offering released on February 9, 2018 add something

 

Google Home - On March 28, 2018, & Google made the announcement via their blog that users would be able to pair any of their Google Home devices to their own Bluetooth speakers without requiring the use of a Chromecast streamer

 

Google Home - On March 28, 2018, & Google made the announcement via their blog that users would be able to pair any of their Google Home devices to their own Bluetooth speakers without requiring the use of a Chromecast streamer