Thursday, December 5, 2013
Broadcom Rolls Out Bluetooth Software Stack For Auto Manufacturers
Irvine-based Broadcom has rolled out a new, Bluetooth software stack specifically aimed at the automotive market today, saying that its new Automotive Bluetooth software is aimed at enabling in-car connectivity with Android-powered devices. Broadcom--which is a major provider of Bluetooth chips to the Android smartphone market--said it has contributed the new code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), to help ensure better interoperability and connectivity between in-car applications and Android devices. Broadcom said that the existing market for Bluetooth software is very fragmented, and has resulted in many interoperability issues between software and various Android devices. Broadcom is targeting auto makers with its software.