We have witnessed tremendous development in mobile phone technology over the past 20 years and that is sure to continue into the future. What is the next big advancement coming to mobile phones?
Artificial intelligence is already upon us and Alexa, Siri, Cortana, and Google Assistant are examples of AI in action. Many of these are used on a daily basis around the home and have become available on mobile devices. Taking Alexa as an example, it is possible to ask a question and receive a response or ask for a specific type of music. In terms of mobile phones and specifically mobile gaming, we could see a major advancement in voice recognition software to allow people to play games.
So what comes next?
Taking mobile phone casinos as an example, it is now possible to enjoy playing a game of poker against other players from around the world, with a real dealer. Now imagine what it would be like to play this game on a mobile device, simply using your voice to ask for a card or to check. It may be possible to set this up on a personal computer yourself, but we are talking about this being available on mobile devices for every player, as standard. No more having to tap the screen to ask for a card, simply ask the dealer.
Could this be taken one step further using wearable technology with mobile devices? Imagine wearing a bracelet or ring which is synced up to your mobile device meaning one simple gesture is all that is required to ask for a card in a game of poker. This may seem a little far-fetched but there is plenty of technology out there such as smartwatches, fitness bracelets, healthcare monitors, and glasses that it could happen in the future.
VR may be the next big leap
Virtual reality is another big advancement coming to mobile phones. You will need another piece of equipment in addition to a phone for VR to work but it can only be a matter of time before virtual reality becomes a major feature of people’s lives. This could mean making a video call and immersing yourself in the location of the person you are calling. Clearly, this is a big step into the future, but the time will surely come where this is a possibility, and having the opportunity to be in the same room as the person you are calling is an exciting prospect.
Finally, and perhaps one of the most important advancements in mobile technology, will be the ability for a screen to seamlessly adapt to light conditions. While the current screens provide a fantastic range of colors and tones, the majority do not adapt well to varying light conditions. This can be extremely frustrating, especially when playing a game or looking at an image. Photonic crystals could be the answer and the nanostructures adapt and modify themselves depending on the amount of ambient light. That means no more having to move the phone around to try and see what is on the screen clearly, the phone will do all the work for you.