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asked 2014-01-06 11:11:09 +0300

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updated 2017-09-01 16:56:15 +0300

Will Jolla envisage to add apt-x to the bluetooth stack for the jolla phone? Probably something to license but would like to know if this can come and when.

Would be wonderful as it enhances greatly the sound experience!

Edit 1Sept2017: Sony paid the licence for Xperia X. Will it become possible to use it now under SailfishOS with that device?

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Yes! I agree with you! apt-x would be awesome function to Jolla in order to keep it as premium device (for high-end enthusiasts)

LaruX ( 2014-01-06 14:38:53 +0300 )edit

Why would you ask for propietary extensions on a phone that stands out as being one of the most open platforms?

WhyNotHugo ( 2014-07-08 18:15:18 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-06 15:01:13 +0300

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You should make this feature request to Bluez developer list. As if support is not in Bluez then it most likely wont end up in Jolla Phones.

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looks like Bluez has developped something in the android side: - -

does it help?

pat_o ( 2014-01-06 16:15:34 +0300 )edit

Apt-x is a propietary codec for which very little is known. Forget about it. Adding support for AAC might be possible with some effort, OTOH.

javispedro ( 2014-01-07 23:48:01 +0300 )edit

I know that this cannot come from community or open source 'world'. But there are different things in Jolla which are proprietary. I wanted to collect votes to possibly get Jolla to pay for it...

pat_o ( 2014-01-08 15:02:47 +0300 )edit

Apt-X support would be indeed a great addition, then I could use the full potential of my CA Dacmagic plus Apt-X support with Jolla!

TimTTK ( 2014-01-18 22:46:06 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-07-07 17:03:23 +0300

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i have just visited link text and searching for aptx shows that support of the codec aptx is added. So sailfishos can add it too but then probably some royalties to give at some point ....

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As that commit requires you to obtain license for propriatary codec, I cant see this happening anytime soon. Of course people could try to compile support and get licenses themselves.

rainisto ( 2014-07-07 19:07:11 +0300 )edit

@rainisto Could you specify what you mean by "I cant see this happening anytime soon"? I understand that it is license based, but it is something that enhances the sound experience and very common in todays smartphones. At least Jolla should give a proper answer as if and when they will be considering this.

Neo ( 2014-10-04 23:37:22 +0300 )edit

@rainisto: Would it be possible to buy the apt-x license later in the Jolla store as an upgrade option?

axaq ( 2015-01-09 03:13:06 +0300 )edit

@axaq: introducing new bt profile requires new bluetooth certification round, which basicly means that it cannot be offered as ungrade option by us. And if only <100 people buys the upgrade it would cost over 100$ per device (even without calculating the cost of certification round) which would also make people not buy it. So in short, upgrade option is quite unlikely. If apt-x comes more popular and/or becomes license free part of bluez stack, then its more likely to come out in some possible future product.

rainisto ( 2015-01-09 08:50:35 +0300 )edit

@rainisto: isn't apt-x "just" a codec on top of the A2DP profile? So a new BT profile would not be necessary for implementing apt-x? I may be out on deep water here. Never the less, license is still required from the owner.

nick75 ( 2015-01-09 17:13:08 +0300 )edit
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