9 industry trends that are poised to mark 2015

9 industry trends that are poised to mark 2015
If you ever took an innovation course at school, it's very likely that the diffusion of innovations topic came up sooner rather than later. In case you didn't, or you slept through it, here's the main takeaway: Innovations take a long, long time to permeate the market.

Consider the case of the light-emitting diode (LED) that is at the core of modern light bulbs. First invented in 1927, it wasn't until decades later, in 1962, that we had the first production run of the thing. And today? The world has only recently (relatively speaking) started adopting LED bulbs on anything approaching a serious scale, despite their many advantages over incandescent ones. And this is just one example.

With the explosive advent of technology in the past decade, however, new tech is being adopted at increasingly dizzying rates. And while that's definitely true for the mobile industry, most of the time we can still only talk about new fads, as many of them are yet to earn the right of being called a trend. We took a look back at what's being going on in the past dozen of months in the industry, and outlined several of those. 

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21 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

This year would be amazing for technology again.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I can't wait for Qualcomms ultrasonic 3D finger print scanner. Your fingers can be dirty, wet or you can even wear thin gloves, and it will read your finger print still. That's just cool tech. Also the VR stuff is really going to take off this year.

17. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Can anybody tell me which laptop model is pictured on "9. windows 10" section.

2. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

waiting to see the goodies windows 10 has to offer

13. faptastic

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

For phones nothing huge vs WP8.1 for those that already know 8.1. For those people avoiding it and having win10 as first Windows Phone experience it'll be a shock how much they can do and how smooth and feature filled the OS is. Those that have worked with 8.1 though... They know that's just a feeling because most of the things others will see as new, have been around for years in WP. Win10 seems to be mostly a feeling thing. It's been hyped and expectations have been shaped. But almost everything can already be done in 8.1 really. People just don't know or want to know that. Same goes for the advanced hardware of Lumias (HAAC mics, sculptured glass, sunlight filters and much, much more)

3. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

the Age of Tables is ending... interesting.....

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I would never say it is ending, but bigger phones have cannibalized tablets for a few years. This trend won't stop either. Look when phones are 6" and some are 7" now. That is a tablet or phone or phablet. Its how you use it that makes it a phone or tablet at that point.

10. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Luckily it lasted longer than the age of LaserDISK & MiniCD's.

14. faptastic

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

Those tables will be the end of us. Rise of the chairs I say!

4. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

4k screen gtfo.

5. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Give me quality-built 5.5" 1080p screen with a 3500-4000mAh battery, a decent midrange SoC (618/620) and a respectable camera at the $349 mark. Who the hell needs a 4K screen...or even a QHD screen for that matter? If you ask me, this next year or two should be the year(s) of the midrange.

12. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

need to have at least 32 GB of inbuilt storage with micro sdcard expansion

15. faptastic

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

Lumia 830 does just that. Just not fullhd screen. But on WP you can put all apps and everything else on an SD card so never storage problems ever.

19. Pendragon

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

Well, take a look at the Alcatel Idol 3 .. Pretty close to your outline, and much more.

8. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

can we please bring back physical qwerty keyboard?i mean other physical keyboard that (might be) better that BB's passport.plz plz plz? :) im a fan of those hardware.

9. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

need battery tech please.

16. faptastic

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

Battery is more an iphone and Android issue. IPhones have very low capacity and cheap batteries and Android has a lot of power drain from background apps and processes. I get up to 3 days with good use out of my Lumia 830 and the 640 has an even bigger battery.

11. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

3. Decidedly premium I find this... offensive. I'm so TIRED of the "OMG.. metal chassis is premium and 'plasticky' is crap!" I'll take my plastic bodied Note 4 over a Note 4s (or whatever) that had the GS6 type unibody chassis and non-removable battery/SD card. Can't really blame Samsung.. consumers are demanding iPhone like unibody chassis and if the S6 sells as well is at appears.. it looks to confirm that demand. It's unfortunate that we're going to lose the benefits of the removable battery and SD card as consumers ignore functionality.

18. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

I hope Sammy keeps the Note line as a "Power User over Design" model. I couldn't care less if it's aluminum or cardboard, as long as it is durable, has a great screen and performs well. I also hope they keep the removeable back/battery and sd card in the note series.

20. Pendragon

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

Fact is, it's the media that's dumping the hype ... also, don't most people put covers on their units? Form before function is what the media thinks counts.

21. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

The first tablet with QHD display is Google neXus 10.

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