Google I/0 2013, is set to reveal major details about the upcoming Nexus 4 with 4G LTE ,and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. While the latter development is being more special, as it is a newer version of popular Linux-based global mobile OS. What is being circulated in the media is that few developers associated with HTC have planned a special event in the midst of Google I/O 2013. They would talk about Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and Open GLE ES 3.0, as posted by The San Francisco Android Users Group. The event will be headed by HTC developers. It is speculated that these very features will be clubbed in the newer version i.e. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
"For our May meetup, we are stoked that a trio of dev gurus from HTC made time in their busy (Google I/O) schedule to come and present at our group.
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on Android has arrived. Dario Laverde will provide an overview of the BLE specification and take us through the new APIs with some hands-on demos with various devices, heart rate monitors, key finders, and multi-sensor kits (temperature, pressure, humidity, accelerometer). You'll walk away ready with the code to kick start your BLE ideas.
Next, Lance Nanek will tell us about Open GL ES 3.0, the new pipeline, updated shading language, enhanced texturing.... but more importantly, blow us away with some amazing demos!
Finally, Dario and Lance will be joined by David Wu and the three of them will answer your questions. ", as mentioned by The San Francisco Android Users Group on their blog post (via SlashGear).
Cory Gunther of Android Authority argues that these above mentioned features aren't new to the industry. Samsung has been working on BLE for quite some time. A good look at HTC blog clearly mentions about Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
The blog post says "If you're not familiar with BLE, it's a subset of the Bluetooth 4.0 spec that uses a fraction of the power consumed by older Bluetooth-enabled devices. In a world where battery life is at a premium, BLE ensures communication between the smartphone and Bluetooth devices is simple, reliable, and efficient."
Devices like the HTC One, HTC One X +, HTC Butterfly, and Droid DNA (not available in India), are BLE compatible devices.
One has to wait for Google I/O 2013 to get updated information about Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and these new standards. Stay tuned to GizBot.