Hype Cycle for Mobile Device Technologies, 2012


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This Hype Cycle examines the status of, and prospects for, various mobile device technologies. It advises device vendors, mobile operators, application providers and others on the maturity of these technologies and their use.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
      • Wireless Trends
      • Power Technology and Usage Trends
      • Display Trends
      • User Experience Trends
    • The Priority Matrix
      • Priority Matrix Mobile Devices
    • Off The Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Bioacoustic Sensing
      • Photonic Crystal Displays
      • 802.11ah
      • Flexible Display
      • Quantum Dot Displays
      • Tunable Frequency RF Antenna
      • 802.11ad
      • 802.11ac
      • Quantum Tunneling Composite
      • Volumetric and Holographic Displays
      • Mobile Transphones
      • Electrofluidic and Electrowetting Displays
      • Electrovibration
      • Wireless Video — 60GHz
      • Ensemble Interactions
      • MEMS Displays
    • At the Peak
      • Cellular to Wi-Fi Authentication
      • HD Voice
      • Bluetooth 4.0
      • Wi-Fi Direct
      • Wireless Power
      • Smartphone Hypervisors
      • Glonass
      • Browser Client OS
      • Augmented Reality
      • Dual Noise Cancellation
      • Mobile High-Definition Link
      • Solar Power Mobile Devices
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Head-Mounted Displays
      • NFC
      • Mobile WLAN Access Points
      • Gesture Control
      • Software-Defined Radio
      • Indoor Positioning
      • Pico Projectors
      • Device-Embedded Biometric Authentication
      • Micro Fuel Cells
      • Embedded Wireless Cellular Modems
      • Bluetooth 3.0
      • Voice to Text on Mobile Devices
      • Wireless Video — 2.4/5GHz
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Haptics
      • MEMS Gyroscopes
      • Phone Bar Code Reader
      • Electronic Paper
      • Multitouch Displays
      • High-Performance Multicore Application Processors
      • 802.11n
      • AMOLED
      • Magnetometer
      • VoIP Over WLAN
      • Consumer Telematics
      • Phone-as-a-Token Authentication Methods
    • Off the Hype Cycle
      • Mobile Browsers
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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