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    Default Has mobile technology plateaued?

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    I believe it has all the high end phones have great battery life, cameras, Sharp and vivid displays with near perfect performance. I don't see any real innovations any time soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JellyJamStudios View Post
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    I believe it has all the high end phones have great battery life, cameras, Sharp and vivid displays with near perfect performance. I don't see any real innovations any time soon.

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    Yes, batteries with like 3 times the life of today, or that are charged by something else and last a really long time
    4k display (maybe even 8k)
    Quauntum computing
    Photos that look better than what you can see with your own eyes while looking at what you took a picture of
    Flexible displays (not a fan, but I still think it's coming)
    And other things

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    Default Re: Has mobile technology plateaued?

    And in any case
    They haven't Plateaued because the companies are still going strong and fast to make new and better phones
    If we were already at our max, there would be no need to try to make new things

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    Default Re: Has mobile technology plateaued?

    There is still lots of room for advancement. One of the more interesting ones I've seen is the keyboard with physical bumps appearing on screens only when the keyboard is shown.
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    Default Re: Has mobile technology plateaued?

    Powdered silicon anodes will double the power density of lithium ion batteries, so that's past the current technology. And we'll probably come up with some way of fitting more data into less bandwidth, giving us effectivly more spectrum space. (I can't see cellphones operating at much more than 2GHz, unless the carriers are willing to put enough cell faces out there that you can see a tower wherever you are. That limits the amount of spectrum space to a maximum of something under 2GHz. We haven't gotten to the point yet that we can change the laws of physics or arithmetic.)
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    Wow thanks for opening up my mind to new ideas.

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    Default Re: Has mobile technology plateaued?

    It has, besides battery technology, and network technology, we are hitting diminishing returns on everything else.

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    Processors have reached the point where they can handle, with ease, pretty much everything the form factor can throw at it. Displays are exceeding the acuity of the human eye... Those have been the main things we waited for and improvements will be incremental. Phones just won't be much faster or look better than what we have now.

    That's why everyone is putting their efforts into improving cameras, better battery tech (which is a huge engineering obstacle for more than just phones). And developing secondary features like biometric sensors and more useful software features.

    That isn't too say that we'll just see warmed over phones, it's just that OEMs will have to do more than just stuff the fastest processor in it and call it a day. We will actually benefit quite a lot from that shift.
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    There's a new technology that's just been developed that uses ambient sound to charge a phone up to 5v. It has the potential to do away with chargers all together.

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    Default Re: Has mobile technology plateaued?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoRex View Post
    Processors have reached the point where they can handle, with ease, pretty much everything the form factor can throw at it. Displays are exceeding the acuity of the human eye... Those have been the main things we waited for and improvements will be incremental. Phones just won't be much faster or look better than what we have now.

    That's why everyone is putting their efforts into improving cameras, better battery tech (which is a huge engineering obstacle for more than just phones). And developing secondary features like biometric sensors and more useful software features.

    That isn't too say that we'll just see warmed over phones, it's just that OEMs will have to do more than just stuff the fastest processor in it and call it a day. We will actually benefit quite a lot from that shift.
    I agree with you to an extent, but processors will have to keep getting faster to keep up with technology
    I will say that if I tried to run a heavy game on my phone while like editing a video and running like 10 apps in the background, it wouldn't be too happy

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    Default Re: Has mobile technology plateaued?

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    I agree with you to an extent, but processors will have to keep getting faster to keep up with technology
    I will say that if I tried to run a heavy game on my phone while like editing a video and running like 10 apps in the background, it wouldn't be too happy

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    To be fair, most computers wouldn't be happy doing that either.

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    To be fair, most computers wouldn't be happy doing that either.

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    That's true
    A quauntum computer could do it with ease though
    But that's intense technology

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    Default Re: Has mobile technology plateaued?

    Quote Originally Posted by JellyJamStudios View Post
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    I believe it has all the high end phones have great battery life, cameras, Sharp and vivid displays with near perfect performance. I don't see any real innovations any time soon.
    Not even close. Display tech has probably plateaued, or will soon.

    Processing power has a long ways to go (until we can run console quality games and our UIs are all lag free, regardless of device, we need more processing power). Battery has a long ways to go (until we can go at least weeks on a charge, we need more battery power). Camera has a long ways to go (we need optical zoom at the very least, and MUCH better low light). I want Terabyte-level storage at the very least on my phone. There is no reason at all I should not be allowed to carry all my data with me everywhere I go. Thats a tech limitation.

    I just used a friend's LG G3 last night. It has a faster CPU than my Nexus, and more RAM. Guess what? It's UI lags. And thats the best of the vendor phones right now. So no, we don't have perfect performance yet. We are still having to make compromises.

    Anyway, yes, there are technologies in the pipeline that will address all of these areas. We'll probably see the battery ones sooner rather than later. So we are not done innovating yet.

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