Broadcom Releases Bluetooth Software Into Open Source

Irvine-based Broadcom said it is contributing its Bluetooth software stack into an open source, Android project. According to Broadcom, the software will be included in Android 4.2. Broadcom's Android software stack helps developers create new applications using the Bluetooth wireless standard; the firm said it hopes the contribution will open up development of new Bluetooth applications such as heart rate monitors, 3D glasses, remote controls and sensors.