H1 2014 in review: 5 innovative technologies that made their way into smartphones
5 notable smartphone innovations from H1 2014
1. Phase Detection Autofocus
2. Laser-assisted Autofocus
3. Rapid battery charging
4. Ultra power saving mode
5. Active noise cancellation for any media
1. cocote177 (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
And for the loyalist where are HTC innovations???
3. aayupanday (Posts: 520; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
BoomSound v.2014. Better than last year's M7.
Meanwhile Duo Camera was an epic fail.
30. mistertimi (Posts: 76; Member since: 28 May 2014)
Improving something a bit from last year isn't innovation pal. If this was 2013, then the boomsound speakers would definitely be innovation. But it isn't, so they're not.
2. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)
5 innovative technologies.... all in android phone!!!
5. malakas87 (Posts: 8; Member since: 25 Jun 2014)
Yeap..... Fingerprint sensor,64bit and dual led is not ... Fanboy.....
7. Duketytz (Posts: 514; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
Fingerprint sensors exist in phones way older than IPhones.
64 bit an innovation? Maybe? But Apple didn't really take advantage of it I'll say.
Dual led found in Nokia N series phones.
I love rebutting such comments:)
16. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1761; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Dual led was also in early android phones as well. My Incredible phones, 1&2, my Rezound all had dual led. And those are just the ones I owned.
26. malakas87 (Posts: 8; Member since: 25 Jun 2014)
I haven't mentioned Apple... Why did you believe that I was talking about Apple,fanboy....? You really have to get over your complex about Apple....
31. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)
It was implied that you meant iphone from the reply tone you used while replying to me.
11. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3176; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Those are not innovations at all. At least anymore.
22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5493; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
The first mobile phone with a fingerprint scanner was made by Siemens in 1999, it was Siemens SL 10 D.
15. Duketytz (Posts: 514; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
Economics, there is a need for competition if not we won't get innovation my friend!
17. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1761; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
So fanboys are the source for innovation? No.
Manufacturer competition is the source of innovation, fanboyism and the need to justify ones choices is merely a byproduct of that.
23. romeo1 (Posts: 273; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
In general you are right but with "fanboys" or customers input the brands can get ideas to improve or even innovate.
13. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 426; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)
Yeah it's H1, pretty much nothing else notable has been released.
So what everything on the list is from an android device? That's like getting a ribbon just for participating.
4. cocote177 (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
I´m a Apple Fan Boy, but I sincerelly think that Samsung is much needed in the market. They push to themselves and other companies to innovate, including Apple. The two iPhone 6 (4.7 and 5.5), the QHD display, and other innovation are merely responses to the big dragon that Samsung is. Yes they copy some features from Apple and other companies, but I think they presence scared to the bones every company in the market, so necessarily those companies have to innovate.
18. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1761; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
All of these companies copy from each other, Apple included. It's called competition and staying relevant in the market by offering similar features.
6. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3580; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Touchwiz has some gimmicks and bloat, but Sammy is innovating constantly.
20. refillable (Posts: 652; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
At Post #14, you mentioned one of them. Anyway this site is going to help you with that :), keep searching. Cuz that request was too easy to be fulfilled.
12. mokhtar (Posts: 265; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
Best techno usefull is the noise concelling in my z2.. U just cant imagine how the sound is great while u are in metro or any noise condition.. Really very innovative
24. romeo1 (Posts: 273; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
I agree its a brilliant feature that really improved the audio experience.
I got it on the z2 tablet but am waiting for an z ultra like phone to upgrade as i got used to the big screen and going back to a smaller one isn't really enjoyable for me
29. DerryAhmad (Posts: 245; Member since: 05 May 2012)
Yep.. I'm loving the Noise cancelling ability of the Z2.
It's quite an innovation by Sony.
I also find the Stamina Mode (debuted last year with the Z) more useful than the UPSM/EPSM , since we practically saving some battery life without turning the phone to a dumb phone. Moreover, the Low Battery Mode works almost the same manner as the USPM/EPSM
14. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3580; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Wondering what Moto X would bring on table this time, last year Moto X brought some really innovative stuff.
21. AfterShock (Posts: 2886; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Waiting for the big boy haters.
No 2 post is sure to draw their ire lol.
27. thunderkat (banned) (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Jun 2014)
To get a fan war started just say an os sucks or that someone had a feature first.
28. brasstax (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
To be honest - there has been no innovation this year thus far & not much hope for the rest of it either. Innovation in my opinion is a feature in hardware or software that is truly useful & that nobody else has thought of implementing in their offerings. Said feature need not necessarily be cutting edge or a quantum leap in technology.
Sure H2 will see a note 4, a larger iPhone & hopefully z ultra & one max successors. But again they are going to feature customary upgrades in CPU speed & camera megapixels. But nothing out of the box. Maybe one of these brands might have a surprise up their sleeves