Someone could change the second element that hasn’t changed in the last decade: screen. I mean come on do we really need that many pixels on a 4 inch screen? No matter how many pixels you are gonna put on this small screen it is still gonna be a damn small screen, I can read a couple of messages on it. But I do not like reading articles or watching photos and videos on it. So please think of something to make the display bigger without making the phone bigger. And make it more flexible, and unbreakable and less energy consuming.
We have a new Samsung Galaxy S4, awesome, amazing, bigger this, smaller that and thinner and lighter and… Nothing new, like everything else in hardware during recent years. So who is gonna change that? What will happen? Who is the next game changer? Well you can take a history book and look on the desktop and laptop market just a couple of years ago….
You also had Apple vs some other blokes etc. constant race of Gigabytes, Mega, Tera etc. So what happened, with this competition? How did it end? Actually I don’t know but no one seems to observe these markets now. Thanks to mobile… That’s a one possibility, some company will just introduce a product that is gonna create a new market and no one will be interested in smartphones anymore. Unlikely… What else? What happened in laptops? Not much, they were developed at the same boring rhythm until someone thought of netbooks and ultrabooks. That means further miniaturization in cost of performance… I don’t think that can happen here in mobile industry.
But I think at least one or two different elements may be developed in cost of performance.
Smartphones don’t need so much battery as their bigger and older brothers. Maybe this is a good occasion for some new solution when it comes to powering-up our devices? Maybe we can sacrifice some of the functionality and performance in the beginning just for the simple fact of the battery never requiring an electricity plug? They sacrificed some of the laptops features to create ultrabooks and netbooks, nowadays these devices are almost comparable to their bigger-fatter-heavier brothers. So in the same way, maybe some tech company will think of introducing a new kind of phone that will only need a few moments in your pocket while walking or a glimpse of the sun for powering up. It can have a slower processor that doesn’t consume so much power, it can have a worse internet connection due to power management, but damn that would be a nice and fresh breeze of innovation.
With all this SOPA buzz going around lets stop for a moment and put ourselves in governments body. So you are the government, your goal? Wealth of the state? Kind of, because everybody cares mostly for himself, caring for the other organization like… the state is usually put behind the personal interests. Don’t forget about this fact in further reading of this post.
What governments like and what they dislike? Government like every other organization has its assets. Although in this case, these assets are vast – it’s the whole country, its resources, people, capital, technologies, infrastructure etc., etc. The government loves the idea of control over these assets. Continue reading →
It’s about how much the social network knows about the users. They know more than Facebook knows about its users? Currently it’s not a certain fact, but they will know much more when they’ll start really integrating Google+ with Chrome and Android. Deeper integration will give them vast amounts of data regarding users behaviour on their devices. And that data will be a very tasty snack for advertisers, that and the fact that much deeper integration will allow best possible ads selection for users. Continue reading →
Google is just too damn big, and I think it may soon fall apart, todays Google is very similar to yesterdays Microsoft with Windows system. Chrome has started to function as a more then browser, it can display more features on sites, but you have to write the site especially for Chrome, remember a browser for which you also had to write special code? Called IE6 and very unliked by Mountain View fellows… The second thing is the Android which main advantage is the size. All developers problems and complaints are irrelevant, because as soon as they realize the size of this platform, they will stop coding apps for iOS and change to Android. Thinking like true Steve Ballmer or someone similar… Continue reading →
I ran into a great post by Michael Mace regarding differences between European & American phone use. The post is from 2006, so it’s just before Apple came in and turned everything upside down with the iPhone, the Android? The author probably hasn’t heard of it at that time. It is a great lesson of history to read how the author in 2006 perceived the mobile industry, 5 years is a big time period for mobile technologies, especially when we are talking about the period before&after the first iPhone. Some things were the same, some have changed and some were predicted :) The full post is available here. I’m going to cite just the best parts of it. Continue reading →
“Mobile phones are the future. More smartphones and tablets are being shipped in India than desktops and laptops. In fact, about 40 per cent of search queries for Google India comes from mobile phones as against US (14), UK (6) and Russia (11),” Continue reading →