The smartphone boom has been a boon for consumers, but it’s also meant the rise of new and interesting mobile technologies, including smartwatches and tablets.
In the last 12 months, technology has grown so fast that we’ve lost track of the breadth of the latest developments, from Bluetooth earbuds to new forms of AR and VR.
Here’s a quick roundup of the most interesting mobile technology developments to watch out for in 2018.
– Bluetooth earphones are getting big with Apple Watch 2.0 and Samsung Gear VR, which have seen massive demand in the market.
And with the arrival of Apple’s Watch Series 3, the earbud revolution is about to get even bigger.
It has already introduced its latest range of smartwares, which include a smartwatch that combines an iPhone and Apple Watch app.
Other manufacturers, including Xiaomi, will be looking to take advantage of this, too, with their own watches and wearable apps that allow you to play a game, watch a video, download apps and more.
– Samsung is also looking to increase its position in the smartphone market with the Gear VR.
It’s a smart headset that’s designed to look like a smartphone, with a built-in camera that takes 360-degree videos and offers audio feedback.
It will come to phones soon, and is already available on Samsung phones and tablets, and in smartwalls like Samsung Gear.
– There’s also a new form of VR that’s gaining traction, thanks to virtual reality goggles like Gear VR and Oculus Rift.
It uses the Samsung Gear headset to give users a virtual reality experience similar to the one found on Oculus Rift headsets.
VR headsets are becoming more affordable, so it’s going to be interesting to see how they evolve over time.
– One of the biggest advances in VR has been augmented reality.
With virtual reality, you’re able to look around and interact with objects in the virtual world.
This has helped make augmented reality a huge trend in the last year or so, and it’s only going to get bigger.
There’s a growing number of AR apps for smartphones, including VR app Blubrry, a new AR app for Android, and more VR apps are coming out for Apple Watch.
And a new VR headset is now being created by Oculus VR called Rift, which is being designed specifically for AR.
– In 2018, the first big tech breakthroughs to come from wearable technology are in VR.
The Samsung GearVR is the first to offer an AR experience using Gear VR technology.
This headset is aimed at kids and adults who want to have some virtual reality fun while watching their favourite movies.
Samsung’s VR app, Blubry, which allows users to use Gear VR to play games, is available for both Android and iOS.
Samsung is working on a headset that can be used for VR in its own stores.
– Next up, Samsung is introducing the GearVR 360 video player app, which brings 360-degrees of virtual reality to smartphones.
This app is currently available for Android and is a great way to watch videos in a virtual environment.
– Other new VR headsets will be arriving in 2018, including Gear VR-compatible headphones from Sony and LG.
Samsung also announced Gear VR earbuddy earbuchers for the Apple Watch, and LG’s new Gear VR headset for Apple’s smartwatch.
– If you’re an Android user, you can use Samsung Gear as your VR headset.
And you can also stream games from the Gear app.
The GearVR app will be available in early 2018 on Samsung smartphones and tablets from US and European markets, and later this year on Android devices.
The first GearVR headset, the Samsung G4, will go on sale later this month.
You can buy the Samsung 360 video Player app, Gear VR headsets and Gear VR headphones from Samsung stores, but the Samsung app isn’t currently available.
It’ll be updated as soon as Samsung releases a Gear VR app.
– Finally, Google’s Daydream platform is going to launch next year.
The Daydream View VR headset, which can take your virtual reality experiences to a whole new level, will launch on Samsung devices in early 2019.
It also comes with Samsung Gear virtual reality apps, and Google will be offering Daydream headsets at launch.
Samsung will also be bringing Daydream apps to its own phones, including the Gear Link, the Gear Neo, the Google Daydream-ready Galaxy S8 and the Gear Gear VR phone.
The company has also launched a Gear Card, a virtual wallet that lets you use your phone to buy VR games.
The Card will also come to Android phones and Gear headsets.