Whether you are a developer wondering where the trends are headed or a customer waiting to upgrade your smartphone to see what is the latest in design, it pays to know the trends for mobile this year.  Here is what the experts are predicting for 2013 with mobile.

More and More Apps

Don’t expect the trend towards apps to slow down anytime soon.  According to research conducted by experts, trends are moving away from PC to more of an app approach.  Businesses will continue to follow this trend and focus on designing apps for their customers and developers will design new apps for fun and assistance to users.

More Connection with Other Devices

Where Mobile is Going in 2013

Users will expect the transition from mobile to PC to be seamless, much like what the Kindle Whispersync provides.  Readers can read on one device and pick up at the same spot on another device.

Battles Between the Brands

The big-name companies will continue to counter each new release with something bigger and better than their last one.  Right now, the top competitors go to Apple and Samsung.  This means even better devices with more features to tempt you to switch.

More Flexibility

You may have seen the demonstrations and thought it would never happen, but you can bet that the flexible smartphone is on its way to consumers.  The result will be lighter, more durable devices.  Samsung is the leader in this technology but Nokia is also developing its own product.  As more companies enter the competition, one will surely try to be the first to market sometime in 2013.

Where Mobile is Going in 2013

Better Cameras

Not just in more megapixels, which is already seeing improvements, but in advanced technology.  For instance, you may see something in camera phones like you have in the revolutionary Lytro camera.  Along with that, you can expect more options for 3D photos and video.

One thing is for certain, as technology advances for other computers, it will also affect what you get with a smartphone.  2013 may be an exciting year to buy your next one.

 

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