Android Bluetooth version

My question relates to Android phones and the Bluetooth version.

There are many many phones out there running Bluetooth 2 and indeed looking on eBay, most Android phones being sold are Bluetooth 2.

Does the Estimote Android SDK only support phones running Bluetooth 4 ? If so is this not a real issue ?


Hi Mark,

The minimum hardware requirements for device to interact with Estimote Beacons is Bluetooth 4.0 also called Bluetooth Smart or Bluetooth Low Energy. See the list of beacon compatible devices here: and full list of BLE devices here: