6 Top Mobile Technology Trends 2018

Are you interested in the top mobile technology trends to look out for this year? We have already discussed the top mobile technology trends for 2017, and now let’s see what to expect in 2018.

1.Augmented Reality (AR)

According to a 2017 report by Digi-Capital, mobile Augmented Reality (AR) is expected to turn into the primary driver of the $108 billion VR/AR market by 2021, with AR accounting for $83 billion and VR for $25 billion.

2. Virtual Reality (VR)

Virtual Reality (VR) technologies will be more associated with the game and events fields as it was already observed in 2017. The trend will further continue this year and not only. This will result in better app usage experience and offer a higher dose of entertainment for gaming users.

3. Internet of Things (IoT)

According to Gartner, over 8.4 billion “Things” can be found on the Internet these days, and the number is up more than 30% from just one year ago. Gartner predicts there will be 26 bn connected devices by 2020, ranging from LEDs, Toys, Sports equipment, medical equipment, to controllable power sockets.

Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), the world will become a place where everything is connected with small devices, thus making information be available just everywhere. The development of the Internet of Things is closely associated with the Analytics Revolution, Edge Computing, and 5G cell processing.

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), up to 40% of all compute will happen at the edge in the upcoming years. Edge Computing tech will remain as the go-to choice for processing real-time data, and is anticipated to turn into the top and most relevant data heading cloud-ward.

The IoT creates a huge amount of information, and this information has the power to bring a revolution into everything from manufacturing and healthcare to the layout and functioning of entire cities. As a result, all these sectors will get an opportunity to work more efficiently and profitably than ever before.

Gigabit LTE can be described as the stepping stone between current LTE and 5G. It’s making leaps with devices from Samsung and Sony.

4. The World of Cryptos – Blockchain

Secured transactions based mobility solutions will play a leading role in the fintech and other industries that require increased security. A recent study by IBM shows that 9 in 10 government firms are planning to invest in blockchain for the purposes of financial transaction management, asset management, contract management, and regulatory compliance.

According to research by Infosys, 1/3 of banks are projected to adopt commercial blockchain in 2018. 20% of trade finance all over the world is anticipated to use blockchain by 2020.

5. Failure on the aaS Menu

The as-a-Service market will remain a growing sector with software, infrastructure, and just about everything else. Since failing fast is one of the key elements of success in the modern world of quick-moving digital transformation, “Failure-as-a-Service” will be critical to success.

6. Culture Issues in Digital Transformation

Companies facing cultural issues in digital transformation will have to battle even harder in 2018. The pace of change goes on increasing, and new technologies are growing in number. As a result, it’ll become more important for companies to move fast while focusing on growth. If companies fail to embrace agility, they’ll face even more challenges in 2018.

In 2018, the digital transformation will be a hot topic. To survive 2018, companies should learn not to stay behind the flow.

What’s the most important mobile technology trend 2018 for you or your company? We’d love for you to share it with us in the comments below.