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Nexus 7 gets Bluetooth certified again, this time running Android build JWR11

Nexus 7 Bluetooth SIG JWR45B

Rumors of a refreshed Nexus 7 sporting a higher-res display and new Snapdragon processor have been making the rounds for a few months now. Once rumored for a Google I/O unveiling, things didn’t exactly pan out and Google had no new information on the quickly aging tab.

I guess it’s puzzling that a Nexus 7, showing the same model number as the current version, just made a trip to the Bluetooth SIG where it’s been awarded with Bluetooth certification almost a year since it’s been released. Strange? Definitely. What’s more is the documentation showing the device running a new Android build JWR11. While, there’s no way we can be sure it’s Android 4.3, it’s worth noting that Android 4.3 — along with API level 18 — is said to bring support for Bluetooth 4.0 LE. Could this be why the device revisited the Bluetooth SIG?

Continue reading on the Nexus 7 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • Jordan Caviness

    I don’t know Chris, somethings up here….fishy…very fishy..

  • Nick

    Yep its straight up fish n chips man lol

  • scoter man1

    Son of a sea bass! I’m throwing my money at the screen but the servers are denying my order. Oh wait… wrong nexus =D

  • Crazydog
    • scoter man1

      That brings me back to the N4 crap… the xda shipping thread. Lol, I wasted so much of a month on that.

  • PhineasJW

    I’d guess it’s being re-certified for Bluetooth 4.0, but can’t be sure.

    Do you have the FCC link?

    • Crazydog

      If that’s the case, let’s hope to see a Nexus 4 one coming soon…

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez
      • PhineasJW

        That looks like Bluetooth 3.0, which might allow Bluetooth to piggy-back on 802.11 WiFi.

        Not 4.0 low energy.

        If I’m reading it correctly.