2 most prominent technology trends over the past decade
The world of technology changes every minute, every second, and none of us can predict its future.
Tesla, Alexa, iPad or Uber are the names that deserve to represent the leaps and bounds in the world of technology from 2010 to the present.
1. 4G LTE – bring the world to your device
The 4G network was officially commercialized in 2009, but it took less than a year for HTC to launch the world’s first 4G-enabled smartphone called the HTC EVo 4G, and this version only used MobileWiMax standards were popular at the time. In January 2011, HTC continued to release the complete HTC Thunderbolt 4G LTE, and quickly became popular throughout the United States, with speedy browsing, downloading videos, downloading podcasts and sending videos astonishingly compared to devices running 3G at the time.
Thanks to the significantly improved network speed on 4G, we have just witnessed a series of new services such as live streaming on mobile devices or access to real-time applications (coming soon) launched on Uber) – features that won’t work or are very limited if you use the 3G network standard.
The next decade will be the time of the explosive 5G network. Although currently 5G has only been tested in a few countries, the average speed is actually estimated at 600 – 800 Mbps and improved latency from 10 to 100 times. With 4G, 5G will pave the way for a range of new technologies to come into operation such as self-driving cars using cloud data analysis, or remote healthcare services, medical examination and surgery.
2. iPads, Chromebooks and the new PC era
Steve Jobs walked the stage in January 2010 and announced the introduction of a lightweight device called the iPad. He asserts that it will define “a whole new category of devices that will connect users to their applications and content in a method that is closer, more intuitive and more interesting than ever”. At the time, critics and users were wondering if the iPad would fit the shoulders of a computer. And now that question is answered because devices like iPads and Google Chromebooks have proven to be good enough tools to support children, students, parents, seniors, and more others as their primary user.
Even in some countries in the world, the smartphone or iPad itself has become the first and only computer in their life. While engineers and advanced users have to stick with sophisticated computers – keyboards, some devices are now transformed by applications and touchscreens similar to phones and tablets. Closer to the end of the decade, our computers receive more and more features of mobile devices each year.