The Web will continue to fall in importance as apps proliferate across devices and domains such as medical, connected home, automotive, and retail.
This new breed of apps will be ambient and use MEMS sensors to intelligently collect data and provide contextually relevant information.
No single company will make all of the hardware; instead, Apple and Google will provide the operating systems and APIs for hardware and applications to plug into.
The smartphone will fundamentally disrupt the healthcare industry as it exists in 2014.
Sensors in smartphones and smartwear will reduce inefficiencies in the system and enable preventative care, reducing the demand on hospitals and elderly care.
Low cost devices enable healthcare to be delivered cheaply across populations improving medical care and diagnosis.
Biometric authorisation will take place on the smartphone and will include fingerprint and iris or voice modalities, limiting the need to include biometrics on other hardware.
A wearable device without a display equipped with biometrics will offer frictionless authentication for transactions.
Primary use cases will be identification for smart home applications such as locks and wireless payments.
About this report
By 2020, a clear picture of the post-smartphone era will have emerged, the blended-reality era. The smartphone will be the central component of a personal Internet of Things, connecting with wearables, household objects and utilities, and connected vehicles to quantify, aggregate, and automate everyday tasks. Sensors, displays, and augmented reality services will blend a digital layer into the physical world, quantifying it for increased efficiency and optimisation. This research explores 6 key trends in mobile devices that will usher in this new era: context-aware devices, health monitoring, biometric transactions, battery improvements, display advancements, and eyewear.
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