Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is the power- and application-friendly version of Bluetooth that is used by Zoku to match users who have joined the same tribe. In order for Zoku to work on your mobile phone, the device's hardware and software must support the full BLE specification.
All iPhones 4s and above running iOS 8.0 and above are fully compatible with Zoku
There are a great many Android devices out there and more are being released all the time, so it is impossible to list all of the Android devices which can or cannot run Zoku.
Android introduced support for BLE with the release of Android Lollipop in November 2014. Many devices released from this point onward were designed to ship with Lollipop, and have hardware support for support for full BLE, and are compatible with Zoku.
Older devices which shipped with KitKat and earlier versions of Android can be updated to run Lollipop and newer versions of Android. But even with the latest OS, many lack the hardware chips to run the full specification of BLE. Many devices can run some BLE features but lack hardware support for running in peripheral mode, which is essential in order to run Zoku.
- Most newer devices designed to ship with Android Marshmallow or later versions of Android will have the required hardware and are compatible with Zoku
- Many devices designed to ship with Android Lollipop will have the required hardware and are compatible with Zoku
- Most older devices that shipped with Android KitKat and earlier lack the required hardware and are unable to run Zoku.
For More detailed information on Android compatibility, you can also explore the following resources:
- Any Android device can be checked for full BLE support by installing this app from the Google Play Store. If your device passes all 3 checks, that means it is fully compatible with Zoku
- This is a detailed list of many popular Android device models which tables their support for the full BLE feature set. All devices that show “yes” in the“supported” column are capable of running Zoku.