Technology to look forward to in 2015
2014 is still going but rumours about what is going to happen in tech in 2015 have already begun doing the rounds. One of the biggest tech events in the industry, Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be happening early in January 2015 – January 6th to the 9th to be specific. So, it’s no wonder people are looking ahead to the future. Here we look at what new gadgets or updates you can expect in the New Year.
This wearable tech from Apple was introduced in September 2014 alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with a limited look given at its features. It is part of the company’s promise to bring new product categories. It is supposed to work with iOS 8 and is an accompaniment to the iPhone. It is likely to be released during the first half of 2015.
In the last half of 2014 Microsoft gave a preview of the next Windows operating system update, Windows 10. It is being designed with not only laptops, PCs and smartphones in mind but also Xbox. Thanks to the new Continuum feature the interface will be able to change according to the device that it is used on. Its release date is uncertain as it is still in the early stages but should hit the market before 2015 is over.
Not much is known about Samsung’s next big smartphone release. The company is rebuilding the Galaxy phone from its foundation up, code name “Zero”. Rumour has it that it will make its appearance in early 2015 already.
Sticking with the Samsung brand, there is great anticipation for the release of a smartphone with a bendable screen as announced in 2014. Bendable displays are going to be mass produced soon and the first phone of this kind will be out by the end of 2015.
Mini-me version of the Microsoft Surface
A smaller version of Microsoft Surface was said to be released in 2014 already but it was stalled in lieu of the release of the Surface Pro 3. There is still hope that we will see the Surface Mini before the end of 2015.
iOS 9 and Android M
Two of the biggest operating systems will be releasing new versions in 2015, as they do most years. iOS 9 is slated to appear in September 2015 on the next iPhone to come to the market. Android M, who has yet to acquire a candy name like its predecessors, will only be seen at the end of 2015 but a sneak peek is expected at the Google I/O conference in June 2015.
The most well-known virtual reality headset currently, the Oculus Rift, has been building the anticipation for years now. It is a head-mounted display that gives you a 360-degree of a virtual world that feels completely real. Second-generation developer kits went out to developers in July 2014. Now the public will finally be able to get their hands on it in 2015. No set date has been given but the company says they are close to finalisation.
Steam Boxes have been the talk of the town in 2014. Valve, a video game development and digital distribution company, has created SteamOS, an operating system dedicated entirely to a great gaming experience.
The company hopes that users will link SteamOS with appropriate gaming hardware and the Steam Games platform to create what they call Steam Boxes, also called Steam Machines. These Steam Boxes will be something between game consoles and PCs incorporating the best of both into one powerful platform. No final date for release has been announced but it will definitely occur in 2015.
Maxxor wishes all of our loyal blog readers a very happy festive season and we look forward to bringing you more up-to-date and interesting technology news in 2015.