CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is a window into the future of technology. This year’s CES in Las Vegas had all sorts of technical wizardry on display with plenty of advancements that will help shape the future of the electronics world. It’s fun to see what companies have come up with, but it’s also important to understand how these technologies could alter the way you develop apps and what platforms you’ll eventually be designing interfaces for. Here’s a look at some of the biggest announcements from CES 2016!
As always, smartphones and tablets had a large showing. The smartphone that seemed to turn the most heads, literally and figuratively, was Lenovo’s new unnamed device that works in collaboration with Google’s Project Tango computer vision and motion tracking software to capture 3D spaces. This is definitely one to keep an eye on as it continues development. There were also several new phones from the Chinese market that are making their first splashes in the international markets. Huawei is releasing its Mate 8 that features a 6” touchscreen in the UK while LeTV is releasing the LeTV Max Pro in the US for the first time ever.
The wearable market was also capturing the media’s attention with its new offerings. For CES, wearables don’t necessarily mean devices like the Apple Watch. This year saw lots of unique devices that are designed to be worn by a user but don’t feature the same set of deep software as a wearable smartwatch. The company Misfit announced a small device that is to be worn like jewelry that tracks a series of health stats like sleep cycles and can also be implemented into smart homes. Garmin made a splash with its Varia Vision, a new headset that provides bikers with an augmented reality heads-up display for navigating while on a bicycle.
The fastest-growing, most interesting sector in CES this year was virtual reality. Many companies are finally showing their hands and the future of VR looks like it’s set to explode. Oculus Rift has opened up preorders for its headset, HTC showed off its Vive platform, and Sony was on hand to present its Playstation VR headset. All of these devices are set to launch this year and they will bring huge opportunities to the world of development. They’ll all need apps and other amenities that currently don’t exist for their market.
CES is finally over, but it has now set the stage for the future of technology. Check out all the big announcements that you might have missed in the full article below!
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