What is going to be next 'Big Thing' in the mobile phone world?
- Mmm JLv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
From an infrastructure perspective, 4G (also known as LTE) is just now rolling out. Voice Over LTE is next... then 5G. There will be more video calling between 4G to 4G phones and 5G phones. Video quality will improve as network throughput improves. Audio quality will improve, too.
As for terminals - I agree with Lance - flexible screen are awesome. We may see a move to "appliances" so split up the smartphone into components and buy/use what you need rather than get stuff you don't need. Google's looking into that with a "modular" design. And if Google Glass does not keep getting a bad rap from glassholes, we may see more of that sort of Borg-like wearable integration.
Then there's the analytics part where everything is tracked (not with personal information), so if it starts raining on one side of the city and windshield wipers start running and information is sent to the other side of the city that a storms heading in that direction so the vehicles can prepare for the rain by automatically closing sunroofs or alerting the driver that things will slow because the wet pavement is not appropriate for driving fast or stupid... and of course the whole connected car thing (not driverless, yet - that is still out there a way), but allowing wifi in the car to aggregate occupants' devices and send over 4G and 5G.
There's LOTS of "next big things" coming in wireless. It depends what area you look at using the crystal ball.
- 6 years ago
Flexible phones and completely clear transparent phones. You can see early versions of them both on YouTube already. Pretty cool looking
- 6 years ago
A phone that doesn't come out every month like apple