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WP8.1 GDR2 to add HID Bluetooth keyboard support

Microsoft announced a universal foldable keyboard at the mobile world congress event where they confirmed that this Bluetooth keyboard will be supported in next windows phone update which is WP8.1 GDR2.

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The new Microsoft universal Bluetooth keyboard is supported by following operating systems: Windows 8, 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, Apple iOS 7-8.1 and Android 4.3-5.0.

We earlier thought that WP8.1 will add HID (human interface device) support, allowing users to connect Bluetooth mouse and keyboard but Microsoft did not add its support. Finally support for at least Bluetooth keyboards will be added in Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 update.

Let us hope USB OTG capability is enabled in upcoming updates as well.