8 most expected mobile technologies in the 2009-2010 biennium.
February 2, 2009, 6:55 am
Why are our favorite mobile toys - all kinds of communicators, cell phones, gadgets, over time, become irrelevant ? If you set aside in the dimensions of which do not argue - annoying breakage and easy to change a habitual desire to something new, as a rule, mobile devices are aging due to incompatibility with the new generation of technology or lack of recent standardized interfaces. However, to identify with great probability that the same will be relevant in a year, not so easy. Let`s take a simple example - ultrabroadband wireless technology (UWB), has already been realized in a unique wireless interface Wireless USB. Like all good - and the speed and practicality, and chips with his support by not only produced, but no choice in mass products. When the choice and the choice, if any, under the onslaught of competitors like the Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) or WirelessHD - still a big question. To manage the future of mobile technology and the clarity in the short term marketing research company Gartner took the trouble to identify the eight mobile technologies, which are the most widespread reality in the next couple of years and the development of which will have the greatest impact on short-term strategies of companies operating in the mobile segment. The report, entitled Eight Mobile Technologies to Watch in 2009 and 2010 Gartner analysts presented these eight critical technologies in the following order:
Bluetooth wireless interface 3. 0 - anticipated that the next generation of wireless Bluetooth interface version 3. 0 will be realized in 2009, as sales of devices to support its start in 2010. The new version of Bluetooth is expected to support a number of functions for running with very low power consumption, this will lead to the production of entirely new types of peripherals - sensors, sensors, as well as implement a number of new applications such as round-the-clock monitoring of health. Unlike classic Bluetooth - a set of protocols with a single wireless technology, Bluetooth version 3. 0 will be based on three technologies of wireless data exchange:a classic Bluetooth, Wi-Fi technology and ultrabroadband (ultrawideband, UWB). At the prospect of possible support for even more technology. Technology Wi-Fi, will likely be used more frequently due to UWB existing know-how, and the Wi-Fi will be used in high-end phones and communicators for a fast exchange of large data sets.
Mobile user interfaces - Mobile User Interfaces (UI) - is significantly affecting the usability of user interfaces in 2009-2010 will be the scene of the battle for the wallets manufacturers buyers, because the platform is small, and in most cases, new items will not be the same user interface. The new UI will support application-class business officer (business-to-employee, B2E) and business-consumer (business-to-consumer, B2C). The development of user interfaces will benefit the further growth of Web accessibility through mobile devices.
Positioning - In the long term positioning will be a key component of context-sensitive applications, as well as services such as social networks. Maturity of technologies for determining location using Wi-Fi expands the horizons of new applications for the location of people and various equipment. At the same time, it should be expected to increase demand for new solutions to protect against unauthorized access and privacy.
IEEE802. 11n - New generation of Wi-Fi - 802. 11n, increases the speed of data exchange to 100-300 Mbit/s, and the use of MIMO technology in conjunction with the 802. 11n to achieve in some cases more coverage. It is possible that 802. 11n will set the standard Wi-Fi for a few years. Demand for high-speed Wi-Fi calls for the transfer of power flow data in the home and in offices. In spite of costs necessary to develop the infrastructure 802. 11n in the rejection of 802. 11a/b/g, a new generation of Wi-Fi, along with a wired 100 Mbps Ethernet will define the look of a modern office in 2009-2010.
Display technology - in the next couple of years to expect a significant impact of a range of new display technologies on the market of mobile devices - including the traditional active-matrix or passive displays, and even pico-projectors. The use of display technology can be a decisive factor in the preferences of users. The key factors may be economical modes to increase the time-alone works, the best viewing angles.
Mobile Web, Widgets - cheap way to access mobile Internet applications, yet has some significant limitations - no universal standards for mobile browsers, with a variety of built-in camera and GPS. However, in the near future mobile Internet and mobile Web-based applications waiting for growth, in particular, thanks to demand for B2C solutions. Projected rapid growth in widget (Widget, a mobile Web-applet), supported by various mobile browsers and providing a simple and convenient way to exchange data with mobile devices with small screens.
Broadband wireless access - Growing popularity of wireless broadband access, there is already, in 2008, primarily due to the development of HSPA technology class in conjunction with a reasonable pricing policy, the cellular operators. Rates of exchange of data, the proposed technology HSPA - 1-2 Mbit/s or more, in some regions it is successfully competing with Wi-Fi. Further growth of the popularity of technologies 4G/LTE/WiMAX will begin after the wide dissemination of chipsets that support 4G/LTE/WiMAX, on the basis of which will be issued wireless modules and cards for laptops and other mobile devices.
Technologies NFC (Near Field Communication) - Wireless technology contactless identification and communication for mobile devices is a simple and secure way of interaction of mobile devices at a distance of one to two centimeters. Now NFC develops as the leading standard for applications such as mobile payments and have already been successfully tested in several countries. NFC technology may also be applied in a broad range of applications, Touch of Class for the exchange of information (for example, to transfer images from your phone into a digital photo, digital or virtual discount voucher). What`s curious to note in Gartner treated with pessimism for the prospects of development of NFC applications as a standard for payments in developed countries - the United States and Western Europe, even by 2010, although it is allowed probability increase the popularity of NFC payment systems in developing countries. Ironically, in his report Gartner analysts are not made by individual items such strategic areas as the development and establishment of mobile sverekonomichnyh hardware platforms (such as Intel Moorestown) and the consequent emergence of entirely new types of mobile devices - such as MID (Internet -floor), improvement of the autonomous power of new technologies, new generations of mobile payment systems. It is possible that these areas not just be in line with the above Eight most anticipated mobile computing 2009-2010, but will be key factors in changing the mobile world.