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As of now, the checking for BLE support has to be done manually by studying specifications and searching on Google (as far as I know). See this question on Stackoverflow: Bluetooth Smart (4.0) / GATT support in Android 4.0? It states that Android does not support Bluetooth 4.0 (LE) out of the box up to Android-4.0 (maybe with Jelly Bean 4.1 onwards, the ...


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There is no Bluetooth LE support in all current Android APIs (at the time of writing that is API level 16, up to Android 4.1). Phone manufactures have to use the stacks of the Bluetooth chip manufactures. The only phone that has a build-in LE chip and actually makes use of it is the Motorola Razor. There have been reports that after the ICS update, Bluetooth ...


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I assume you're referring to the 2012 version of the Nexus 7? Although the hardware is capable of supporting Bluetooth LE (as suggested by the link in your question), Google never certified it as such and so the stock ROM does not support it. There is an answer to a similar question on stackoverflow which appears to suggest that CyanogenMod (and maybe other ...


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Now that Android 4.3 (API Level 18) exposes an API for accessing BLE, it's possible for third-party apps to perform a check for this system feature. One app that can check this for you is Bluetooth LE Scanner. The top of the main activity has an indicator that will display "Supported" if your device has BLE capabilities. The app is open-source, so you can ...


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Finally with Android 4.3 there is BTLE support in the OS. For individual devices you need to wait for a 4.3 update to see if the support has been added. For now a Nexus 4 looks like the one device that should be good. (I have just ordered one to do BTLE development on.) Some devices that were sold as BTLE ready and are believed to have the necessary ...



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