Mobile computing trends in 2017
With the evolution of mobile technologies as a medium to connect people, mobile computing has emerged from its aftermath. Mobile computing has been largely fueled by the success of shrinking memory and ever-increasing power of mobile processors. Today, the modern world is largely reliant upon the hand held mobile computing devices that can be mainly divided into iOS, Android and Windows platform.
However, it can be reasonably claimed that Android devices are leading the charge in today’s revolution. With the support of technology behemoth, Google and several other leading organizations behind platform and device development. Android can truly be said as the best open source mobile computing platform. Today the mobile computing platforms in 5 inches of space are more powerful than the mainframe from 1980’s. Such has been the development and evolution that has spurred the growth of mobile computing platforms. Here in this article we would talk about the latest trends in mobile computing technologies.
Wearables and IoT: As the space and size demands are rapidly shrinking, so is the requirement of mobile devices doing more with less. The recent branch of electronic devices known as the wearables has stormed at the front of personal mobile computing revolution. With our constant need to remain connected to the web and exchange information which can be later used to serve end-user needs; the concept of Internet of Things has firmly taken hold of a consumer’s mind. Mobile computing with its small size and rapid processing power with in-hand delivery is shaping this front with ease and a lot of promise.
Development of mobile wallets: One of the foremost needs after India’s demonetisation drive has been the need to access your money digitally. Mobile wallets and mobile banking platforms are catering to such markets with simple 2 factor authentication security gateways and online banking servers. The power that a modern man and the masses demand is being delivered by such payment gateways as PayTM and e-pesa along with several other service providers. Mobile computing platforms with bespoke software are helping companies deliver money right into their mobile phones.
Android for enterprise: With more than 90 % market share, Android has firmly grasped the mobile computing technologies market with its flexible interface and ease of access. There are many more services and developers who are currently behind the Android app and platform development. Android for enterprises is an easier option than iOS due to these simple facts. With bespoke manufacturing and software development possible, Android is leading the enterprise market of mobile computing solutions.
Software industry partnerships: With better partnerships between technology giants and software behemoths, mobile computing technologies is entering its next phase of development. With companies such as Apple, IBM, Samsung and Google taking the mobile computing challenges by the scruff of neck, we can potentially see a lot many new areas and avenues open up due to these partnerships.
Overall, the field of mobile computing isn’t as nascent as it appears and the modern technology demands have liberated the end user by providing him with mobile computing solution in his hands.