The past couple of years were filled with smartphones and tablets and the hottest trends in technology involved touch screens. Apple shone extremely bright, thanks to the iPad and the iPhone, and the company definitely set the bar for the other tech companies out there.
On that note, this past year was also full of cloud-based services and more people started to take notice of their potential. However, now that another year is coming to end, more and more people are wondering what the trends in technology will be like for 2012? Well, here are several of the top choices for it.
That’s right. Thanks to Apple’s iCloud, it looks like there will be more coming from them in that department. After all, a lot of IT departments have now veered away from traditional resource sharing in order to use cloud services, and private information centers are starting to vanish from sight. This will definitely make a mark on both businesses and technology from every end.
It is also easier for IT companies to move everything onto the Internet since they will now have more freedom to send information between various centers. Some predictions have even been made that businesses will probably rent out their servers instead of maintaining them now, thus ensuring that the Cloud is definitely here for the long haul.
2. Online TV
Not too long ago, Google dabbled in online TV, but sadly flopped like the Google Wave did. However, the truth is: Google TV really wasn’t that bad. It was merely the lack of public interest and poor service that made things worse for it overall.
This 2012, however, things might just turn around for online TV. With Apple TV, Sony’s online HD TV and Logitech’s Revue, online TV definitely seems to want to make a huge comeback as a great trend of technology for 2012.
3. New Hybrids
Sales have dipped in the PC market so far, but things haven’t hit rock bottom yet since tech companies are aware that users want some kind of cross-over device, which brings every great technology into one. With so many users of tablets and smartphones out there, it’s only a matter of time before the hybrids start popping out. Wait for it.
4. Better Smartphones
More and more attractive, cheap and faster devices seem to be popping up in today’s market and smartphones’ competition is just getting harder and harder. There is one thing for sure, though: smartphones are here to stay.
Think about it. Androids and iPhones currently hold most of the market’s interested and because of this, other manufacturers are trying to come up with cheaper smartphones that will cater to every user’s need. Smartphones are definitely a part of the future and are sure to remain hot throughout the entire of 2012.