This is a promisingly high number for an unreleased technology, representing strong potential for consumer adoption as these new use cases become available.
The LE Audio specifications offer new ways to expand the uses of Bluetooth wireless technology and extend the benefits of wireless listening into new consumer segments. LE Audio can help audio manufacturers to meet the fast-growing and diversifying demand for wire-free audio – as highlighted by this new data – building on the significant listener benefits that current Bluetooth wireless audio already delivers.
Developing LE Audio-based functionality and supporting rapid consumer adoption requires a wholistic approach to product development. Key considerations for audio manufacturers will be to ensure seamless backwards compatibility with current Bluetooth wireless technology standards, as well as being able to deliver the best listener experience across the wide range of usage scenarios that today’s consumers desire. Leading platforms designed to support the forthcoming Bluetooth® audio sharing capability (Auracast™ broadcast audio), such as the Qualcomm® QCC3056 and and Qualcomm® FastConnect 6900, are engineered with this integrated approach in mind to best support immersive-sounding, feature-differentiated true wireless earbuds.
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Qualcomm QCC3056 and Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 are products of Qualcomm Technologies Inc., and/or its subsidiaries.
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