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?

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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

  2. Yep its straight up fish n chips man lol

  3. 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

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

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

    Do you have the FCC link?

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

      1. 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.

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