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Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 confirmed bringing support for Bluetooth Keyboard

mk_UFK_blk_largeWhile during today’s event it was revealed that Windows 10 for Phones will have “Bluetooth Keyboard” support and Microsoft at the same time also announced a “universal foldable keyboard”. Now, going through the details of this keyboard reveals that Windows Phone devices will have the keyboard support even without Windows 10 for Phones and with arrival of “Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2“.

The system requirements for this Bluetooth Keyboard reveal this,

Compatible with tablets and smartphones running one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8, 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2
  • Apple iOS 7-8.1
  • Android 4.3-5.0


  • Tablet or smartphone must be Bluetooth® 4.0 enabled
  • Device must have Human Interface Device (HID) keyboard support.

The Bluetooth certification for Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 had also revealed the HID support earlier but now it seems more or less confirmed and we can add it to changes that Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 brings.


Thanks Vindu for the tip. Cheers!!

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