The last major version of Bluetooth, version 4.0 was launched back in 2010, and now the Bluetooth SIG have announced a new version, Bluetooth 4.1 which will bring a range of new features.
Bluetooth 4.1 will be available for existing 4.0 devices as a software update, and it is designed to bring better connectivity, improved data transfer, and improved coexistence with LTE radios.
Bluetooth® Core Specification 4.1 is an important evolutionary update to the Bluetooth Core Specification. It rolls up adopted Bluetooth Core Specification Addenda (CSA 1, 2, 3 & 4) while adding new features and benefits as well. Bluetooth 4.1 improves usability for consumers, empowers innovation for product developers and extends the technology’s foundation as an essential link for the Internet of Things.
Other new features in Bluetooth 4.1 include the ability for a Bluetooth smart ready product to act as a Bluetooth Hub and a smart peripheral at the same time.
Bluetooth 4.1 will also bring the ability to setup a dedicated channel for communication, and it will support IP-based connections, you can find out more details about Bluetooth 4.1 over at the Bluetooth SIG at the link below.
Source Bluetooth SIG