Now smart phones, screens and speakers are common, as is the 4G network, wearables and artificial intelligence, but the truth is that all this is not as old as you think. Here we show you 10 incredible technologies that were born or developed in the decade that has already ended. The truth is that they leave the list quite high for the new decade that begins.
4G and 5G
Just as it happened in 2010 with the 4G network, the 5G began its real deployment in 2020, although since 2019 it started especially in the United States. The great challenge is to pass all the technical tests necessary for the correct execution of the fifth generation of mobile phone technologies and to launch more compatible equipment.
Now, in the list of 5G compatible phones, there are the Samsung Note 10 Plus 5G and Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, Moto Z4 and LG V50 ThinQ 5G, mainly. Especially in 2020, proposals are expected in this regard from large companies such as Apple, Nokia and Huawei.
Apple should be recognized as the manufacturer that began to configure what is now known as smartphone, with the launch of the first iPhone in 2007 (the iPhone X, launched in 2017, celebrated the decade of that mobile). And since the beginning of 2010, several manufacturers took to the ring to launch series of cell phones that are now emblematic, such as the Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, LG G and Google Pixel.
Also, with the serious arrival of smartphones, the habits of the users changed radically, so much so that the cell phone is used less and less to make calls and more to visualize content in streaming, make video calls and interconnect with the smart home.
From the refrigerator to the wall clock, more and more devices can be connected to the house. In addition to the cell phone, smart assistants, from Alexa to Google Assistant, are working as the new interface to have the desired response in the microwave, lighting, videotimbre, wall connector
The big challenge that arises is that users find a unified smart home, that they don't have to be jumping between the different systems. Hence the importance of creating a new work group, announced by Amazon, Apple, Google and Zigbee Alliance, which plans to develop and promote the adoption of a new free connection standard to increase compatibility between smart home products , with security as the fundamental principle of design.
Digital on demand services
It is like going to a restaurant and ordering any dish that you want: so you can exemplify what happened in this decade that concludes with digital a la carte services, from those that offer series to those that are music.
The 2020 will be decisive to see more platforms of the type and go outlining winners and losers, since experience indicates that not everyone can eat a slice of the cake that is presented.
The physical well-being of users also proved to be one of the important areas of technology, and to cover it, an infinity of wearables of all kinds, from smartwatches Up to smart bracelets.
There is the Apple Watch which, since 2015, has been placed as one of the best watches of its kind, and it is necessary to see the ones that Google plans in the category, especially now that it already owns Fitbit, since November 2019 finally see the rumored Pixel Watch?
For more than one, the first connection point with the call smart home It has been a smart horn. In addition to giving the possibility to reproduce various music services in streaming, it works as the bridge of communication between the user and the multiple compatible electronics.
The numbers do not let lie: the global market of smart speaker It reached 28.6 million units in the third quarter of 2019, a growth of 44.9 percent, according to the consultancy Canalys. In this sense, the five main manufacturers in the segment, in order of importance, are Amazon (36.6 percent), Alibaba, Baidu, Google and Xiaomi.
It seems that smart TVs will not suffer the same fate as those with 3D as a novelty. At present, from the screen of the home room it is possible to access multiple channels of all kinds, from Netflix to YouTube, which also changed the way users are entertained: they are no longer subject to the programming and schedules of The big chains.
As is happening with the market of streaming, the various technologies will also want to win the sympathy (budget) of the users in the category, and proof of this are the recent incursions of OnePlus and Nokia in it.
The tablets reached the market with some skepticism; more than one see them as an electronic who had the days counted, since they do not offer the portability of a smartphone and the level of productivity of a laptop.
As happened with the smartphones Of more than 5 inches, the tablets have earned their place by hand, and to a large extent contributed the Apple bet: iPad, whose first generation was launched in April 2010. Now, these teams are recognized for delivering the perfect balance between Entertainment and productivity.
There was a time in 2010 when manufacturers claim to have retained or removed the 3.5mm port for headphones on their cell phones. The truth now is that nobody can deny the impact of wireless headphones, especially in 2019.
The main technologies, such as Apple, Samsung and Huawei, work to give a sound experience of other levels with the complicity of their smartphones, but without wires. Examples: AirPods Pro, Galaxy Buds and Freebuds 3, respectively.
Artificial intelligence was heard at the highest level in 2010, as it was ?installed? in multiple services and platforms to facilitate all kinds of tasks for users. There are also the discussions they had, in 2017, the minds behind Facebook and Tesla, Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, on the subject (the first in favor, while Musk against).
The truth is that it is barely on the threshold of this development: it remains to be seen how its application contributes to the bulk of users in sectors such as health, entertainment, manufacturing and construction, for example. In this sense, the next decade that begins is more than promising for artificial intelligence.