Mobile phone technology is some of the most rapidly advancing within the Telecoms Industry. It is now possible for a device small enough to fit into the palm of your hand to complete tasks that full sized computers could not perform just ten years back. The progress has been unbelievable, and at the rate things are going, most of us would probably not believe what mobiles will be like in another 10 years from now. Here we are sharing the scoop on our top predictions for mobile phone technology in the future.
There are few things as annoying as dropping your phone and accidentally cracking the screen, as many of us will know. However that could be a thing of the past soon, as flexible, shatter-proof phones may one day be a reality.
Flexible screens are currently in their development stage and have the potential to allow users to conveniently ‘fold’ or ‘roll up’ their mobile device and slip it into their pocket, making it possible to carry around larger screens, for on-the-go entertainment.
Augmented Reality involves the overlaying information over the real world, in real time, using your mobile phone’s camera. ‘AR’ as it is also known, is said to be useful for the entertainment and travel industries, providing a more engaging and immersive interface. Although it is still an emerging technology in its infancy, some apps are already utilising this new technology. There is still a long way to go in terms of improving its responsiveness to face and location recognition, which the mobile industry is working on.
Extended Battery Life
Short battery life is somewhat an Achilles heel when it comes to modern mobiles – with many people reporting that they have to charge their phones at least once a day. However in the future when mobile battery technology improves, it will be more a case of charging your phone on a weekly basis and not a daily basis. It may also take just a matter of seconds for mobile devices to charge, rather than hours, which would be incredibly convenient in comparison.
You can now speak directly to smartphones – for example, Iphones have ‘Siri’, a built in voice assistant, to which you can give commands. Voice Control aids a more easy and convenient way to navigate your smartphone, meaning than rather than using the fiddly keyboard, you can simply ask your smartphone to perform a task. Voice Control is still in its early stages and it isn’t completely developed – it is not uncommon to have to repeat your command several times before your smartphone has properly registered what you are saying correctly – but it is looking promising. Google, Apple, Amazon and Android are amongst the names utilising the technology.
Although some new mobile phones now support wireless charging, it has not yet been rolled out as a standard for the majority of mobile phone models. Currently, some phones can be adapted to be compatible with wireless charging by adding on an adaptor to the back facia (the back covering of the phone) however this is only available for certain models.
Wireless Charging is ultra convenient and means that you don’t need to go to the trouble of untangling wires, or even worse, discovering that your phone was not properly plugged in and subsequently didn’t charge overnight – we have all been there!
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