Smart mobile industry is the most happening industry in the world. Android is, arguably, the best operating system for mobiles and tablets. Google has the habit of pulling a rabbit out of the hat and startling mobile users as well as tech pundits. So, predicting what Android will come up next is not an easy task.
But looking at what Android and its partners has been frantically working on last year, we can make an educated guess on what big Android new stories we can expect to hear this year. And I know that there will be incredible Android inventions and devices that cannot be predicted right now, and it is possible that half of these stories won’t make it to the newspaper. But, I will still stick my neck out and make predictions.
1. Google Launches Android Operating System for Computers
The launch of Android OS for touch-enabled smartphones revolutionized the world of mobile technology. Many of us have been waiting for a proper computer operating system by Google. Chrome OS is pretty good, but it cannot work well without Internet connectivity. But if Google chooses to merge Chrome OS with Android, we may see the first Android OS for PCs and laptops this year.
2. Nokia Dumps Windows Phone, Adopt Android OS
Samsung, powered by Android, is making life more and more difficult for Nokia. Nokia, as always, is coming up with amazing devices, but is not doing so well because it is using Windows Phone. As Android OS becomes more and more popular in the market, Nokia will be forced to dump the non-performing Windows and embrace Android. Needless to say, this will help Android dominate the smartphone market.
3. Android Key Lime Pie and Licorice Released
This is one of the predictions that I am dead sure about. Android will keep on rolling out newer and better versions of the operating system. Since the start, it has released a new OS every six months. We can also predict that wireless Miracast technology will be a big part of the Key Lime Pie versions of Android. And, the new versions will integrate more and more aspects of Google Cloud.
4. Finally, Intel is Inside Android Mobiles
Android phones running on Intel have been released in Europe and Latin America, but they haven’t made it to US yet. Intel mobile chips with integrated LTE modems have impressed tech pundits across the world. Until now, iPhone has been the best phone in terms of processing power and battery. Manufacturers are producing top-of-the-line Android phones that can compete with iPhone, and so the powerful Intel mobile chips will find their way to the US too.
5. Google Tablets Snapping at the Heels of Apple iPad
While tablets running Android OS are selling like the proverbial hot cakes, they still don’t generate as much revenue or excitement as Apple’s iPad. This year, we can expect several manufacturers to launch entry-level Android tablets. Also, Samsung and other manufacturers will try and create powerful tablets that can take on the iPad heads on. More Developers will create apps for Android tablets and the Google Play store will have lot better apps.
And a Lot More Besides
I am sure that these stories will be splashed across several newspapers and new blogs on the Internet in the coming months.
Some bonus predictions for readers who have made it this far: Samsung, HTC, Sony and Motorola will launch advanced smartphone devices that will benefit from the features of the latest Android versions. The air is thick with rumors about free Wi-Fi hotspots by Google all over the US – we may see that happening this year. Sony released several smartwatches last year; this year it may launch slimmer and cheaper versions of that run on Android.