I’ve always enjoyed the annual tech updates and predictions from Chetan Sharma – he knows his stuff! Recently he shared his annual predictions and “what is hot in mobile” survey results. From sharma… “We do our annual survey to engage our knowledgeable community on trends and events to keep an eye on. The composite view gives a glimpse into the future scenarios. Executives, developers, and insiders from leading mobile companies and startups from across the value chain and from the around the globe participated to educate us on what to expect of 2016. ”
What was most newsworthy in Mobile 2015?
2015 was a year of change in the mobile industry. The rise of Uber and its ilk are transforming traditional decades old industries in front of our eyes. T-Mobile’s impact on the mobile industry was felt far and wide and these two ended up being our top two stories of the year. Closely followed the continued rise of connected devices, IoT, and the mobile revenues around the globe. The emergence of Chinese players on the global platform is shifting things around. Apple’s tussle with Samsung subsided in the back pages of 2015.
What will be the biggest mobile stories of 2016?
2015 saw the launch of Google-Fi, 2016 might see the expansion of the concept by other players. Connected devices of all shapes and sizes will continue to transform the ecosystem and consumer mindset. We might see new experiences in VR and flexible displays introduced this year. Spectrum auctions and regulatory tussles will be a key story in 2016. Apple car rumors will continue. Mobile commerce growth in India was a big story in 2015 and will continue to only become more dominant this year.
Continue reading Sharma’s Predictions and Survey Results HERE – and Happy New Year!