Exciting Technology To Expect Throughout The Rest of 2015
Technology is a year of the sequels and potentially the year of a brand new Apple product, if the rumours are true. We are going to see some exciting new smartwatches, tablets, phones and more. There’s no doubt that there’s still some very exciting products to come out of the biggest names in technology this year and we’ve decided to list them for you to get you excited for them. This technology is a mix of guaranteed technology to come out this year and rumours that we are hoping will come true. So, here is the most exciting tech to expect throughout the rest of 2015.
One of the most exciting rumours of the year so far is that Apple are looking to introduce a larger, more powerful iPad than their current beast of an iPad Pro. This is a direct answer to the highly positive impression that the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has left on the technology world. The Surface Pro 3 introduced people to a world where they can finally have a tablet and a machine that has a quality keyboard and works like a full computer too. Admittedly, the iPad doesn’t have the software that Microsoft at all. However, you can still write word documents, do some basic photo editing create excel sheets, browse the web, watch media and more on the device, so there’s the potential there for a lot.
The iPad Pro is expected to come with a 12″ screen, more power, stereo speakers and potentially a keyboard but that’s yet to be confirmed. It may well be an external keyboard you can buy separately if you so wish. We will also expect to see the iPad Pro come with higher storage options, possible starting at 64GB and working up to 256GB, making it more a power machine.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
The Samsung Galaxy Note was one of Samsung’s proudest pieces. The Note was, without a doubt, the phone that started off the phablet phenomenon that we see in almost every phone. The biggest manufacturer in the world, Apple, brought out the iPhone 6 Plus to satisfy the need of those who enjoyed the larger screen. However, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is currently the best phablet you can buy due to having a stylus that actually works, some great phablet-based software tweaks to Android and battery life that just breezes through a day plus.
There’ve been many rumours surrounding the Note 5. It’s likely to be announced before the iPhone (competitive). It’s likely to have a fairly similar screen size to the Note 4 (or we’re going into tablet territory), it’s likely to come with some new software tweaks, a 2k display at least and there’ve been rumours of a S6 Edge Plus or something that will essentially be to the Note 4 with the S6 Edge’s curved sides. These sides will likely be utilised more productivity reasons on the Note 5.
Moto 360 (2015)
The Moto 360 is still one of the best-looking Android Wear watches you can buy. There’s no doubt it’s really the only smartwatch in the Android camp that outdoes the Apple Watch when it comes to style. However, with a slow processor, a low-res screen and some real software problems at launch, the original Moto 360, despite the potential, slipped short of being the one Android Wear device to rule them all. However, if one company listens to their audience and reacts well, it’s Motorola.
This year’s Moto 360 is looking (from rumours) to sort out every complaint people had with the previous. A faster processor, a thinner design, a higher resolution display and far better battery life. It wouldn’t be hard to expect the Moto 360’s price to receive a slight bump too as it will definitely be seen as a premium smartwatch this year if all those specs do come into play. Along with it, it’s likely to support NFC, WiFi tethering and 4G support too.
A New Nexus?
The Nexus 6 came out and shocked a lot of people. It was the first Nexus that defied the idea of what a Nexus was supposed to do. Usually Nexus devices offered up near to high-end specs but for $200-$300 less than the HTC Ones, Samsung Galaxys and LG G series’ smartphones of the world. However, the Nexus 6 came out with a 1080p 5.9″ display, a surprisingly high set of internal hardware and unfortunately saw a $150 increase too. The device was no longer a $350 budget phone, it had shot up to a $500-$600 high-end smartphone.
Google have yet to formally release Android M and are likely to do so later this year at their proper Google I/O. Along with that, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a potential release of a new Nexus tablet but also a new Nexus phone. Don’t get us wrong, the Nexus 6 was a brilliant phablet but the screen was far too big to be an acceptable size for a phone that didn’t offer any innovative phablet ideas. Let’s hope for smaller and cheaper again this year.
Apparently the iPhone have sold quite well, didn’t know. Also, apparently Apple release one every year and this is the year of the ‘S’ model. iPhones have revolutionised not only the smartphone business but also our lives really. We’ve gone from clicking buttons on a low-res screen to walking around with machines in our pocket that were powerful than the whole of NASA when the first rocket went to space. It’s truly quite remarkable.
The iPhone 6S won’t likely be a huge rehaul of the series but we’re expecting potentially a curved display and maybe a higher-res display too to compete with the 1080p base Android phones we have these days. There have also been rumours that Apple are looking to put a huge bump into their cameras this year and increase them to “DSLR quality” which will be something exciting to see. Whatever happens the iPhone 6S will sell like hot cakes.