image_32Broadcom Corporation, one of the world leaders in both wireless and wired communications, has announced that the driver software it developed to control its single chip Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and FM solution is now a standard component of the latest version of the Android OS.

Current Android mobile phones, like the G1, feature Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but use distinct components for each. With the latest Broadcom ‘combo-chip’, coupled with the new software drivers, developers and users alike will benefit from the improvements, including decreased power consumption and simplified integration of these connectivity technologies.

Broadcom claims to be the first chipmaker to successfully combine Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and FM technologies on a single chip.

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.