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BlueZ 5.15 Supports Android's Bluetooth Audio Interface

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Published on 22 February 2014 11:38 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware
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BlueZ 5.15 has been released to provide an updated Bluetooth stack for Linux and with this release does come some new functionality.

BlueZ 5.15 adds support for Android's Bluetooth audio interface and also Android's Bluetooth A2DP interface -- there's been a lot of work recently around BlueZ on Android, especially by Intel developers. This new version 5.15 release also adds support for handling identity resolving keys and there's a few bug-fixes.

More details on the changes for BlueZ 5.15 can be found by this Git commit.

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