30 December 2012

What to expect in 2013 from Tech world

With the Mayan apocalypse turning out to be ‘hoax’ and the end of the world doesn't seem near, we at T2C predicts what all you can expect from the technological world in 2013.

     1.)Global Data consumption to be counted in Zettabytes

The telecom gear maker Cisco estimates our data consumption at 59 Exabytes per month in 2013. Going by this rate world’s data consumption would be 1.3 Zettabytes in 2016, about 4 times as much information we consume today. To put that in perspective, that’s more than 38 million DVD’s sent per hour. A Zettabyte is 1 followed by 21 zeros.

     2.)Cloud Storage

Many major companies and governmental organizations around the world are expected to invest in cloud technologies and storage, for the reason that one time investment would save them millions in years to come.

     3.)The new Blackberry

     Yeah, there is a good news for Blackberry Boys too. The new Blackberry phone running on BB 10 OS is already making news with its pictures leaking on internet.

4.)4G Mobile Service 
     Rollout of cheaper 3G services in India and introduction of 4G mobile broadband is expected by many.

     5.)Vertically Integrated Vendors 

Right now, we are at the beginning of a cycle of vendors going back to becoming vertically integrated. Apple, Microsoft, and Google are increasingly dictating hardware so as to build their own platforms. It is likely that these major platform vendors will virtually own and fully control the hardware under their platforms. Refer to Google’s accusation of Motorola Mobility and ARM   
     6.)Comeback of Nokia

2012 doesn’t went as good as the Finnish mobile maker expected with lining up its Windows phone series. Later this year it lost its top position to Samsung as the world’s largest mobile phone maker. But nothing is expected from them in new year as yet.

     7.)Growth of economical tablets

With Google’s Nexus Tablet, iPad Mini and Amazon Kindle Fire taking the tablet market by storm, market watchers predict the launch of new and powerful economical tablets by mid-year. Also, the tablet gaming market is ever expanding; even threatening PC and console gaming market.

      8.)The new iPhone and the iPad

Apple will make a comeback with its latest devices in 2013 though the precise prediction is difficult. (This time don’t expect anything from Mayans).  

      9.)Google Generation

Trevor Bayliss, the inventor of wind-up radio, voiced fears about what he described as the “Google Generation of youngsters who will be incapable of making anything with their handsChildren have got to be taught to be hands on, and not become mobile phone or computer dependent” he says and complains of increasing expenditure of time in front of screens.

“They are dependent on Google searches,” he added. “A lot of kids will become fairly brain-dead if they become so dependent on the internet, because they will not be able to do things in the old-fashioned way.”