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Hype Cycle for Mobile Device Technologies, 2013

Published: 26 July 2013

ID: G00251084

Analyst(s): Carolina Milanesi, Tuong Nguyen


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


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • Emerging Technologies
    • Movers and Laggards
    • Mature and Obsolete Technologies
    • Additions to the Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
    • Priority Matrix for Mobile Devices
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Bioacoustic Sensing
    • Photonic Crystal Displays
    • Quantum Dot Displays
    • 802.11ah
    • Tunable Frequency RF Antenna
    • Flexible Display
    • Quantum Tunneling Composite
    • Volumetric and Holographic Displays
    • 802.11ad
    • Electrovibration
    • Wireless Video — 60GHz
    • Electrofluidic and Electrowetting Displays
    • Mobile Transphones
    • Ensemble Interactions
    • MEMS Displays
  • At the Peak
    • HD Voice
    • Wireless Power
    • Bluetooth 4.0
    • Smartphone Hypervisors
    • 802.11ac
    • Cellular to Wi-Fi Authentication
    • Wi-Fi Direct
    • Solar Power Mobile Devices
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Dual Noise Cancellation
    • Augmented Reality
    • NFC
    • Software-Defined Radio for Mobile Devices
    • Indoor Positioning
    • Pico Projectors
    • Device-Embedded Biometric Authentication
    • Glonass
    • Micro Fuel Cells
    • Mobile High-Definition Link
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Haptics
    • Electronic Paper
    • MEMS Gyroscopes
    • Mobile WLAN Access Points
    • Voice to Text on Mobile Devices
    • Wireless Video — 2.4/5GHz
    • 802.15.4/ZigBee
    • Bluetooth 3.0
    • Multitouch Displays
    • Handwriting Recognition
    • AMOLED
    • Magnetometer
    • 802.11n
    • Consumer Telematics
    • Phone-as-a-Token Authentication Methods
    • High-Performance Multicore Application Processors
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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