2020 (Expected) Technology Trends
With the beginning of a new year we start wondering what kind of tech surprises might be reserved for 2020. After all, we’re welcoming a new decade and expect to see big things happening in the next 10 years.
We can’t predict the future but we can speculate and wonder what might be some of the trends that will take part in next year’s tech development.
Ultra low latency, massive capacity, multi gbps peak rates and, of course, uniform user experience: 5G looks extremely promising and suitable for our growing connectivity demands – from personal usage to industrial processes and applications, 5G equals connectivity between billions of devices, even without human intervention, at a scale not seen before.
Android Wear vs All Things Apple
Google’s acquisition of Fitbit opens a window to possibly make Wear OS an interesting platform. Still, the fact that Wear OS pairs with both Android and iOS devices is a big win for the ‘droid’ family. Despite the fact that Apple is still able to keep itself as number one when it comes to wearables (and yes, we’re also talking about AirPods), Google’s wear OS might start making moves with a cleaner look and a wider variety of voice control options that revealed to be as practical as they can be.
Although we can’t deny smart speakers success not everything about them comes across as positive.
Not only are they smart speakers, they’re listeners as well, and even we find funny that toddlers are placing weird orders through their parents’ Alexa, truth is, that what makes them so popular, also makes them insecure.
They’re always listening despite what might be said. Passive listening is required in order for them to assist users when the wake up call comes in, and tech companies already admitted to monitor connected devices, which creates privacy concerns as well.
Connection to door locks, home security systems and surveillance cameras is also a risky behaviour that has been discussed and encourages improvements in order to prevent hacker attacks.
When it comes to smart headphones, the mystery remains.
Whether we’re still deciding if they’re really able to change the way we listen to music, usually there’s only two relevant factors when you have to decide what type of smart headphones you’ll be purchasing – style (do they make you look neat and cool?) and brand loyalty.
However, some players are trying to change that, such as Funky Sound and their headphones with touchscreen incorporated. What they’re aiming for is to create headphones with a fully integrated system, where you’ll be able to run apps, use various streaming services, store files and even take advantage of voice integrated assistants, such as Alexa and Google Assistant.
And of course, we should also mention Samsung Galaxy Buds, that debuted the year when it came to smart headphones.
All Things Mobile
We’re controlling our houses with smartphones. We use the UBER app instead of taking cabs. We shop through apps and pay groceries using nothing but our phones. It’s pretty obvious that nowadays leaving the phone at home leads to a more complicated situation than it’d be a few years ago, right? Right.
The crescent trend about investing in mobile developing seems to maintain relevant until 2020. According to APP Annie and a region-specific revenue, in 2022, consumers in the USA are projected to spend over $34 billion dollars on mobile apps via app stores.
When it comes to automotive and software development, we’re not looking exclusively at self driven cars, but the incorporation of tools that will make our life easier when driving. Tracking and monitoring tools are still on most companies pipelines and aim to help car owners take better care of their property, respond to emergencies and excel at maps and direction tools, but we must admit that innovation has seen better days, with key players struggling and looking for new models for growth.
It’d be very bold to say that these are all the trends we might expect in the next year, but at least, we expect a taste of them.
What’s your opinion on our predictions? Is there any trend you’re hopeful to see with the start of the new decade?
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