One of the top priorities in the technology world is the enhancement of mobile devices to a greater level. True to this, many companies and corporates have invested millions of dollars in this segment and this is only said to grow manifold this year. 

There are various reasons to embrace this paradigm shift in the technological world. Increased reception in remote locations, ability to share files easily, real time connectivity, not to forget the entertainment and reduction in time to share things around have really caught the eye of business people. Now it is upon software developers and app developers to start being much more effective and unique. Below are some of the important technological trends to watch out for this year: 

1. 5G

It is safe to say that 5G connectivity has been gradually making its way to the real world. But this will be possible this year – 2020. There are reasons to believe that Apple Inc is developing its first 5G device to launch this year in fall. Samsung has already introduced its first 5G compatible device late last year. Parallelly, other mobile carriers are working on 5G to launch next year. 5G is definitely going to be an important trend to look forward to this year. 

2. Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology has definitely been a game-changer in the tech industry and more so in the mobile segment. Some of the blockchain incorporated apps that you can find existing in the app stores are networking solutions, payment trackers, asset management apps, currency converters and mobile wallets. Blockchain is mainly used to find the authenticity of real time payments and also increase security of transactions. 

3. IoT

The Internet of Things has been playing a leading role in the past few years. It has been found that almost 26 billion devices are connected to IoT. IoT helps you analyse data, manage remote devices, monitor devices and sensors’ readings – to name a few of the things they can do. Education to healthcare to manufacturing – IoT is widely used in almost all the fields. 

4. Instant Apps

Google has come up with its huge launch called “Instant Apps.” As the name suggests the app is used to load the particular program content that is required. Instant apps consists of various smaller and stand alone modules of codes that can be executed independently. These Instant Apps are said to reduce the memory required, increase the device performance, and increased compatibility with different range of devices.  

5. Wearable devices

Wearable devices have been increasingly popular in the past few years. 2020 will be no different from its predecessors. There is going to be an increase in demand for wearable devices. Software engineers are sure to come up with more advanced features in these wearable devices where it is going to be difficult in future to not have one device for yourself. 

6. Enhanced Security 

Security has always remained one of the pressing issues for mobile phones and pertinent technology in the past. This is more so as the users started using mobile devices to share confidential data and files. 2020 seems to be promising. There will be significant contribution to enhance security of mobile devices. 

7. Artificial Intelligence 

AI has definitely found its way into the mobile world. There has been a significant role played by AI in mobile devices. We are sure you will be aware of Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri to name a few. All these are here to enhance your user experience and there will be further advancements in these features in future. 

8. Mobile Payments

Google Pay, Apple Pay, PayPal, Amazon Pay, Samsung Pay, etc are some of the  mobile wallets available today. These have definitely helped man go cashless and reduced the hassles of payments altogether.

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