Virtual reality and the future
The presentation of iPhone as a smartphone it marked the most important turning point in the technological world since the invention of the internet; After 15 years of the appearance of the Apple product, mobiles seem to have reached their ceiling and the question that arises is what will be the next great invention?
The appearance of the internet as a network of interconnected computers gave way to the invention of the “world wide web” or WWW, a channel that facilitated the exchange of information as never before in the history of mankind; breaking in this way with the natural barriers and making the information travel instantly.
If the internet and the web arose from the need to communicate, the invention of smartphones as we know them today was the step to carry small computers in our pockets everywhere and never be disconnected from the digital world.
It is safe to say that the appearance of the iPhone it paved the way for what a smartphone should be, from the key points in hardware design, to its innovative and intuitive operating system. Since then, no sector of the market has updated so quickly.
Advances in information processing capacity, taking ultra-quality photos and videos, and productivity capabilities have placed mobile phones as the necessary tool for everyday life in the world.
In the current market we find mobile phones with screens with 4k resolution, 120HZ update time, foldable; 5 nanometer processors, with up to 16Gb of RAM and 1TB of storage. Cameras with the ability to take high-quality photos in low-light situations, or simply record in 4 or 8K.
While companies like Apple play it safe with constant innovation in the mobile sector, and other brands prefer to copy rather than invest budget in innovation; Some players in the sector such as Samsung or Huawei have taken the risk of launching equipment with folding screens, which turn our mobile into a medium-sized tablet.
But despite these revolutionary inventions, in general, the mobile device market seems to have reached its peak; and large companies that dominate the smart mobile scenario such as Apple, Samsung, Google and other technology companies such as Microsoft and Meta point out that the technological future will be dominated by the virtual reality and increased.
The future of AR and VR
The technology available today has allowed companies to make interesting and important advances in the development of augmented reality Y virtual reality. The first refers to the interactivity of digital elements with our physical reality; An example of this is the mobile game “Pokémon Go” OR the holograms of science fiction movies that did not make you lose your mind.
While the virtual reality it is the immersive experience of making the user feel like they are in a digital world. Is technology it is the one that has been developed the most with the VR glasses that have been developed by Sony PlayStation and Meta/Oculus.
Microsoft has taken interesting steps with its product of augmented reality “HoloLens”, which is being developed for the health, agricultural and industrial sectors.
On the other hand, Google, which was ahead of time when it launched its “Glass” glasses, recently introduced smart glasses that allow real-time translation of a speaker’s words into the user’s language. This is a product that will eventually evolve into a new version of Google Glass.
The controversial Mark Zuckerberg has his vision set on the development of the metaverse, in which technology of augmented reality and virtual will be vital to your success.
The founder of Facebook surprised everyone when in March 2014 he announced the purchase of the company from virtual reality, Oculus. While experts claimed that this was a bad business move, but with the new vision of “Zuck” this idea seems to make more sense than ever.
But the eyes of the sector and of the followers of the technological sector are on Apple and on the possible presentation of smart glasses with the capacity of virtual reality that those of Cupertino are developing.
Smartphone sales to end users peaked in 2018, reaching 1.556 million units sold. While, in 2021, the number fell to 1,433 million, according to data from the Statista data center.
These sales data, the slowdown in mobile equipment innovation and the collective push in the development of communication technologies augmented reality and virtual mark the end of the era dominated by smartphones.
Microsoft, TCL and Diablo have surprises for us
This week on Technology Tuesday I explain what is new in the second generation of the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go2. In addition, TCL presented an absurdly cheap mobile that includes a smart pen. While Blizzard plans to conquer the mobile segment with its new title Diablo.
The 2nd generation. Microsoft announced the second version of its Surface Laptop Go 2 laptop, which replaces the first version of the year 2020. Among the novelties that this equipment will bring is the Intel i5-1135G7 processor. The screen remains the same as the original version with dimensions of 12.4 inches, 1536×1024 resolution and touch capability. Inside is a 128Gb SSD storage with 4Gb RAM for the base model. Port selection is a USB-A, USB-C, and audio port on the left side; while on the right side is the classic Microsoft Teams charging port. According to the company, this new version will be easier to repair than its predecessor. Price: from US$600.
Another pencil. The Galaxy Note line and the new Samsung S22 Ultra have the SPen as a point of differentiation, an intelligent pen that provides great productivity capabilities. These teams were the best known, until the appearance of the TCL Stylus 5G model. In general terms, this device comes with a 6.8-inch screen with 1080P resolution, 4Gb of RAM, 128Gb of storage, its own MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G processor and a 5,000mAh battery. However, it is his pencil; With this tool, users will be able to write notes, sign documents, draw and other classic utilities. However, it is far from being as sophisticated and intelligent as the SPen, the TCL pen does not have buttons or bluetooth or the automatic response between the mobile and the pen. Despite this, users will have a much more affordable device than a Samsung Ultra S22. Price: $258.
Mobile Devil. Lovers of role-playing video games and especially those of the “Diablo” saga. This time Blizzard jumped into the mobile sector and launched the title Diablo Immortal, a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) in which you will discover an unaddressed story that is placed in the timeline between titles II and III. Those who are interested in this title can download it for free on their mobile or tablet.
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