The mobile industry is on the verge of a complete revolution in the near future. As a fast-growing industry, mobile companies are making abrupt changes to stay in the league of vertical-leading companies. From impacting small to medium-sized businesses to enterprises, the subtle changes in smartphones can be groundbreaking.
Think about the first smartphone you bought and the kind of features it had? How large was the screen size? Then compare it to what you have now in stores. Top-rated brands such as Apple and Samsung are getting into a head-to-head battle when it comes to building unbeatable hardware and software. The following are five things to expect in the mobile industry this year.
5 Revolutionary Changes That Will Disrupt the Mobile World
1. Foldable Smartphones
Many tech giants ranging from Samsung to LG started launching foldable smartphones but making it mainstream can be challenging. Foldable and flexible smartphones can be absolutely unavoidable. Every smartphone user like huge screens and sings “the bigger the better” song whenever they purchase a new mobile phone. Mobile phone manufacturers are trying to build cornerstone technology and always coming up with a screen-to-body ratio. With foldable smartphones, there will be no problem with small resolution screens at all. Mobile phone companies are trying to make it accessible for their customers to use their smartphone. Want to text or call your friend? Great, here is a tiny device. Wish to watch Breaking Bad on Netflix during your lunchtime? Not a problem! Quickly transform your phone into a tablet within two seconds. However, these miraculous changes might take a few more years.
Flutter is considered the first cross-platform solution that might not be offensive but actually very convincing. It helps developers to create a mobile app having only one codebase and successfully releases it on both Android and iOS devices. Flutter framework cuts down time compared to native solutions. This means cost-effective development which might lead to more high-quality apps. Mobile phone users won’t be shackled to web anymore and old applications can be effectively rewritten and may work faster. The mobile phone users probably won’t even notice that difference but the development industry will streamline the processes.
Read the pros and cons of Flutter here.
3. Progressive Web Apps
According to a recent study, you can lose more than 20% of your user base while encouraging the users to take the common road starting from the first contact to using the app. But your users can instantly use your Progressive Web App (PWA) banishing the unnecessary downloading. Creating mobile applications with push notifications have a high retention rate rather than their counterparts. If you use mobile apps, then you might be more likely to open them several times instead of a website. Well-designed websites have a range of benefits which include fast performance, accuracy, and less data consumption. Read the following stats about progressive web apps if you are unaware of its potential.
- PWA apps have a loading time fewer than two seconds which increases 15% conversion rate
- More than 60% increase in daily traffic
- Bounce rates can be lowered by 40%
4. Abundant Options
You might remember buying the latest phone launched by Samsung and laughing on other mobile manufacturers for creating mediocre products. But then you purchase another flashy product and cursing Samsung for being naive in the mobile industry. In the near future, you can experience numerous options that are user-focused, accessible, and helpful. The mobile industry will run over the sleepy heads such as Nokia. A fast-paced mobile company serving users with a large appetite doesn’t stop at anything and keep on improvising and changing strategies.
I am an Android fanboy however often I have a feeling that it is lagging behind other software and might become obsolete. It seems that Google thinks the same since gossips can be heard they are to develop a brand new OS called Fuchsia. Google shared a repo of it on Github allowing people to take a peek into the code and see what their actual plans are. The very first look was appealing and intriguing. It looks nothing like Android and rumor has it that Fuchsia will be available not only on smartphones but also on Chromebooks and other Google-related devices. Google has also noticed that what they lack in comparison to its rivals Apple has to offer.
The future of mobile world can be interesting for the users and developers as well. Brands are now focusing on faster growth and creating user-focused smartphone.