We’re well into 2015 now and with a new year comes new technology. So, what is there to offer regarding 2015 tech?
Smartwatches are arguably the one tech product that will take 2015 by storm. Smartwatches have actually been around since 1972. But in 2009 Samsung launched the S9110 Watch Phone. This began the era of the smartwatch revolution. The idea has been gradually growing since then. Now, many technology companies have become interested in seeing how they can create a smartwatch that stands out amongst the crowd. LG have shone remarkably amongst other contenders after they mastered the LG G Watch R. It has the perfect mix of a sleek design and added features. These include; sunlight mode, theatre mode and an API for third-party apps, along with a powerful battery size of 410mAh. However, this is not all that these watches bring to the table. There are hopes for more features regarding: payment & identification, more business & fitness apps and most importantly, a longer battery life – the downfall of most modern devices.
To look out for: Apple Watch, due for release in early 2015.
This is arguably our most anticipated 2015 tech. Google first brought the Google Glass to light during 2012. They originally started selling for over £1,000 for those who qualified as “Google Explorers. This acted as a type of trial run before they became publicly available. At the same price, to any member of the public over 18 years old. As it stands at the beginning of 2015, the Google Glass offers an LED display and a touch-pad to control the device. As well as a 5 MP camera which allows you to take photos and record high-definition videos at 720p. The product also includes many existing Google apps such as Google+ and Google Maps. As well as specific ‘Google Glass applications.’ These are free for users and are built by third-party developers. Granted, all of these factors in one piece of headgear makes it a pretty amazing piece of tech. However, it has faced many criticisms following the fact that it could act as a distraction if things were to appear on the screen. For example when driving, causing a serious health and safety threat. Despite this, the Google Glass appears extremely promising and could really be the future of technology, starting from 2015.
Some of our best 2015 tech comes under this category. Of course new handsets are constantly being introduced. But, there are some changes that need to be made. The first, which I’m sure most will agree on, is increase in battery life. It’s understandable that you can’t have a ridiculously thin and light phone that performs on the most advanced processor and have a battery that lasts more than a few hours. However, it should be a top priority for mobile phone companies. Androids in particular are obsessed with creating phones that have the ability to monitor dozens of environmental factors. But these, for most, are more of a luxury as opposed to a necessity. The features drain battery life even if you don’t want it to. This is something that, if fixed, would create one of the best-selling phones on the market. Secondly, there’s screen size. It would appear that even the likes of Apple, amongst pretty much all other companies have decided that bigger is better. But in a lot of cases, it’s not. Of course it’s nice to watch HD videos on a large screen with beautiful quality and have the ability to use your phone to do work on without having to get out your laptop. But these features are no use if you can’t even use the device without having to use both of your hands. Hopefully these problems will be resolved by the end of 2015 and phone technology will have backtracked a bit in terms of a comfortable size and a longer-lasting battery life.
To look out for: Samsung Galaxy S6, due for release mid 2015.
Regarding mobile device operating systems, there’s only really two that we care about: Android and iOS. Following Android Lollipop’s release during 2014, Android M is set to be ready for use around November 2015. There’s not much that we know yet but we’re sure it will be named after something delicious. Similarly, No one knows as of now what iOS 9 will bring to the table. However, there’s an almost certainty that it should appear along with the new iPhone in September 2015. 2015 tech for operating systems could be massive this year. For now, we can only imagine the amazing things that we will be able to do with our devices in the very near tech-future.
Is that all there is in for 2015 tech wise?
Well of course not! To mention a few we can expect: 5K televisions, 5G internet and the rise of 3D printing. What we do know is that there is plenty more to come for 2015 tech. So be sure to keep an eye on our blog. This is where we post the most up to date information and advice on technology for 2015.