This past June The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) that defines the technology of the ubiquitous wireless standard released a bunch of information about what to expect from the next version, dubbed Bluetooth 5, which is expected to start becoming available in late 2016 or 2017. So just how much better will Bluetooth 5 be over Bluetooth 4? Chief among the advantages of Bluetooth 5 will be the doubling of speed, quadrupling in range and the increasing of bandwidth of 800% over the current Bluetooth 4, while maintaining the same low power consumption. This should be a boon to bluetooth speaker makers as they will be able to drastically increase the amount of sound information sent from devices to speakers theoretically greatly improving sound quality. We also should have much more solid connections with less stutter and dropouts when roaming with your mobile device in a home or area while connected to a bluetooth speaker. We should also see much quicker device connection speeds. Of course in order for you to achieve the benefits of Bluetooth 5 both your speaker and your mobile device will have to be equipped with the proper chipsets and software to take advantage of it. You can read much more about the upcoming Bluetooth 5.0 at the Bluetooth SIG Site.