One of the big trends in mobile technology in 2014 looks set to be flexible screens – with LG apparently launching their first flexible phone by the end of this year. Surely this won’t be the only innovation we can expect though? So here’s five more things that we’re hoping to see next year.
By James O'Malley | September 30th, 2013
Smarter Smart Phones (More Google Now-type functionality)
Phones are becoming more self-aware. I don’t mean that suddenly your Blackberry is going to start feeling embarrassed about not having many apps, but phones are going to start doing smarter things with the data it has on you. Think about it - your phone has access to your calendar, so knows what you’re planning to do, and where you need to be - and it knows where you are. Mash this up with real time mapping and public transport data and it’s only a matter of time before your phone starts bleeping to alert you that you better get your skates on to your next appointment, as it has worked out the best route to get there, and know that the trains are running late. We’re already seeing the beginnings of this with apps like Google Now - but 2014 could be when this really takes off with deeper integration into Android and iOS, with developers having figured out how to make this sort of thing not completely destroy your battery with GPS usage. Speaking of which…