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Chrome for Android Will Soon Alert Users to Bluetooth Beacons

Seamless interaction with what Google calls the "physical Web."


Google is moving forward with its plans to allow Bluetooth beacons to broadcast location-based information and URLs to your phone.

The Bluetooth-based technology is designed so that a subway can tell you when the next train is coming, or a nearby parking meter can alert you how to pay when you park. This seamless interaction with what Google calls the “physical Web” has long been promised, but an upcoming update to Chrome for Android will make it more of a reality.

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