Amongst other things, GPS, cellular broadband, and widgets are noteworthy improvements this year which will enable mobile devices to provide sophisticated support – a small preview of what’s in store for this year.
Enhanced Location Awareness
GPS provides a way to keep in touch with the world. Navigation has become easier with the growing use of GPS. GPS systems now are available in mobile devices and their increased use as applications make it a resounding success. Many smartphones come equipped with GPS technology, providing a means of security – a way to track the device in case it gets stolen. Navigation through maps is another feature that makes a GPS facility an attractive application. The enduring ability of GPS makes it famous, for a new line GPS enabled,location aware handsets will enable manufacturers to make a wide range of location-aware applications – the cobblestones for the future are about to be laid this year.
The use of wireless broadband services will increase this year like never before. With mobile companies providing integrated WiFi services, the use of megabit wireless broadband will rise steeply, increasing vastly in number. ISP’s will look to provide enhanced services, elevating their services by installing state of the art equipment. Embedded cellular networking is making its way into mobile devices and this trend will continue all year long.
Gartner estimates that Widgets, those web-based installable applications which can be downloaded into the mobile device, will ensure access to a wide variety of customized applications through the internet in mobile devices. People want custom services – a news cast, weather updates, e-mail alerts etc are becoming increasingly customized, to the taste of the consumer. Widgets will look to provide small, simple and interactive applications which would provide a custom browsing experience to the user.