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BlueZ 5.16 Continues Working On Android Support

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Published on 11 March 2014 01:23 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The BlueZ Bluetooth Linux stack is out with a new release today.

BlueZ 5.16 was tagged today and is just coming a little over two weeks since the last release. With this quick release, BlueZ 5.16 is mostly about shipping fixes over BlueZ 5.15.

Fized up in this release are issues with HID over GATT physical location / unique identifier, missing paired property notification, and an endianess issue of long-term key storage. There's also support for storing signature resolving keys and added the Android Bluetooth AVRCP interface.

BlueZ lately has been focusing a lot on improving BlueZ's support for Android -- in part due to large contributions by Intel -- with numerous features.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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