Few areas of technology have enjoyed such a fast-paced degree of innovation amongst developers as in the realm of mobile technology. In just a couple of decades we’ve seen our humble mobiles transformed from being primitive chunky handsets to the latest slimline smartphones that are capable of performing an immense range of tasks from video chatting to conducting live casino games.
2016 has already been awash with hype regarding the Oculus Rift headset, but rather than leaving mobile users out in the cold, it looks like Google are already hard at work helping our smartphones enter the virtual domain too.
This is because their fascinating Daydream VR platform is set to launch for Android devices in fall. Already the Nexus 6P smartphone is one of the first of 2016’s devices to be VR-optimized, and looks to be capable of delivering us evermore immersive casino games, communication technologies and further fascinating mobile developments.
So where will mobile technology go from here? Despite 2016 boasting a few eye-catching flagship models such as the Apple iPhone 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7, it looks like there are a few developments that will redefine what we expect from our mobiles.
The recent release of the new LG G5 mobile is a good case in point as this innovative smartphone presents us with the prospect of modular mobile technology. By allowing the user a degree of customization over their mobile through the ability to switch between modules allowing for extra camera facilities, audio speakers and extended battery life, it could signal a greater flexibility in the mobile market.
But it’s what’s going on within the sleek confines of our modern mobiles that’s really getting interesting. As we’re increasingly using our smartphones for media consumption whether it’s viewing Netflix or even playing the casino games, it’s become imperative for mobiles to have the fastest processor possible.
And the latest Huawei Mate 8 mobile looks to be the fastest yet, as rather than using the commonplace Snapdragon 810 processor, it features a new Kirin 950 chipset that gleefully outperforms the highly rated iPhone 6s in carrying out a range of processor-heavy tasks.
Once our mobiles are armed with the latest processor and modular tech, it’s going to be interesting to see what amazing functions they are capable of. And it’s the burgeoning virtual reality environment that’s offering perhaps the most stunning developments.