It’s been two decades since the first smartphones arrived and took the world by storm. In that time, we’ve had incredible enhancements in internet capabilities and applications. Nowadays, smartphones have mobile internet, enhanced video and top of the range cameras.
So, has mobile technology gone as far as it can, or is there still room for developments and innovations? The answer depends on the type of technologies that emerge and integrate with mobile and the user demand for technology enhancements.
Moore’s law states that we can expect technology’s processing power and memory to double every two years effectively. This is the case with mobile devices that have steadily improved battery life, cameras, screen resolution, and graphics processing.
While high-end $1000 phones usually incorporate the latest and best technology, Moore’s law doesn’t hold for mobile devices globally. As a result, in many places, technological capabilities are compromised for price in emerging markets.
Who could have predicted the rise and dominance of mobile phones – perhaps some sci-fi films – but it makes perfect sense in retrospect, after all, who doesn’t want their technology interface in their pocket with access to the internet, video calls, diaries, payment facilities, and more.
Our mobile devices are already integrated and progressive, but the trend doesn’t stop there. As new technologies emerge, like AR and VR, mobile devices will become more sophisticated and enhanced. The IoT will also be an influence as mobile devices offer full connectivity.
In the last few years, video has come to the forefront of content creation and online marketing. That’s no surprise; video is easy to create and digest; it is also super sharable and can be broken down into other forms of SEO content.
So it shouldn’t surprise us that video enhancements are now available to improve video quality on mobile devices and enhance advertising capabilities. In addition, a future mobile video player will enrich video apps with technology that enables better steaming quality.
Data technology is the driving force behind mobile devices, and the demand for more data and better processing is only going to increase. At present, 5G technology, the fifth generation of mobile data technology, is leading the way. It offers excellent download and browsing speeds.
With 5G technology, browsing speeds are 23 times faster, and download speeds are 18 times faster than previous data technology. This is set to facilitate far greater amounts of data traffic worldwide, further increasing demand for faster speeds.
When 3G technology first came out, developers wondered what app was best to produce. Some said video apps, but as it turned out, the demand was for mobile internet. At that time, the primary concern was how to carry the internet in your pocket.
Fast forward to 4G, and the age of video has arrived. Once mobile internet was accomplished, people wanted more video and better quality video. This trend continues with 5G, which allows high-quality video to run and open that door to a new wave of social media.