2018 has been an exciting year for fun geeks and users generally as there have been several breakthroughs in terms of phone functionality and what one can now do with a mobile phone. Below are some of the top trends for 2018.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
With the introduction of AI on mobile devices, phones have become smarter and starting to function like mini robots. There are now lots of virtual assistant like Siri on the iPhone, Google Assistant on android phones, Bixby on Samsung device that one can give specific instructions to, and they instantly carry them out. For instance, OK Google is an automatic voice prompt that activates Google assistant on most android phones. You can call your contact without having to dial any numbers. AI now also features in mobile phone cameras so that cameras can recognise objects better and captured better images. Amazing isn’t?
There is no denying that over the years, man has sought through which he can reconstruct reality or our perception of it in general. Well, it is no longer news in 2018 that they are now several apps that can modify real life images, add virtual effects to them. Snapchat face filters are a very good example. You can now make self a virtual dog, cat or even wear a halo in your pictures and videos. One thing is for sure, nothing is ever what it seems to be anymore.
Mobile Payment Options
Another major trend in 2018 is using your mobile phones to pay for stuff you buy. The sad scenarios where you can’t pay for item because you left your debit card at home is now a distant memory with features like Samsung Pay, Apple, different banks app, you can now pay your bills directly from your phone. Some phones can now even be used as debit cards once they are correctly setup.
Wearable Smart linking with Phones
A few years ago, no one would have imagined that a watch can be used as a remote control, it was simply unheard of. In 2018, that dream is not only a reality, it has become a norm. we now have smart watches that can be used to control not just our phones but other gadgets as well. These smart watches can be used to control social media apps, monitor heart rate, the amount of distance we cover in a day and so much more.
Enhanced Security Features
Well, this did not start in 2018 but, 2018 has seen security on mobile phones go several notches higher. Security has always been a major concern for mobile phone users as no one wants a device that can be unlocked by just anyone, and the introduction of finger print scanners and face identification mobiles phone security has been significantly allayed the fears of many. In fact, finger print scanners are now taken for granted on mobile devices, and