Mobile improvements over the last year show no sign of stopping. Advances in hardware, software and networks all contribute to more online activities. Many consumers are expecting latest features from devices designed by Apple, Samsung, Nokia, HTC and others. From big screens to experiencing cinema on your phone, mobile devices will offer the latest and greatest features that you can look forward this year.
There was a time when 4.3-inch screens were considered as big screens in the software market. However, this year you can expect the release of even bigger displays. At CES, some brands dispayed 5-inch screens. The future of smartphones is in big screens.
In 2013, each and every product you buy whether it’s a smartphone, tablet or Ultrabook will have 4G LTE network. Technology companies are making it easy for the users to stay connected to the Web no matter where they are. Also, smartphone makers need to bring out models that can make use of this higher-speed service.
Android is officially the best operating system used in the mobile industry. And this year, you will find it almost everywhere. The software will be working on hundreds of platforms from smartphones to tablets. Google has announced that it will launch an updated version this year with brand new features.
Although Near Field Communication didn’t make much news until recently, this year it’s believed to make its way to all new Android based devices. There are also rumors that Apple will allow NFC in its iphone and ipad.
Slim and light
Until now, mobile companies have been delivering products that are both slimmer and lighter than their ancestors. Even this year, these companies continue to do the same. So, all vendors are planning to launch thinner and lighter mobile phones in 2013.
With the tablets getting slimmer and lighter, they’ll also have a bigger display. For instance, the Microsoft Surface Pro is available with a 10.6 inch display. Asus comes with a 12-inch screen in its slate tablet. At CES, several companies showcased devices with at least 10-inch displays. However, Panasonic out-shined the rest with a 20-inch tablet. So this year, the tablet markets will be flooded with larger tablets that perform far better than the previous ones.
Better Tablet Covers
Also, this year, Apple and Samsung are expected to come up with better Tablet covers. Microsoft has already introduced its Surface tablets with covers that function as both – screen protectors and keyboards. This year, Apple is expected to launch an improved Smart Cover for its new iPad.
Nvidia is Qualcomm’s competitor in the mobile processor space. This year, the company is planning to launch its Tegra 4-powered Android console which helps the device to automatically adjust an image for light and dark areas on the fly. It’s something that today’s cameras find it difficult to perform.
Wi-Fi gets better both in and out of the home
In the coming years, you can expect seamless connection to Wi-Fi network. Passpoint and Hotspot 2.0 initiatives add new features to Wi-Fi devices, mainly allowing licensed products to automatically register and use a Wi-Fi network.
Home Wi-Fi will also be supporting up to eight antennas for video sharing at home.
A cinema experience on your phone
There was a time when mobile speakers were not given much importance. But with the advance in mobile technology, phones and tablets to be launched in the second half of 2013 are expected to contain features that will transform your home into an entertainment hub. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon processors possess the power to perform like a 7.1 surround speaker system.