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Hype Cycle for Mobile Device Technologies, 2014

Published: 17 July 2014

ID: G00263132

Analyst(s): Megan Reinhart, 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
    • New Technologies
    • Technology "Movers"
    • Technology Profile Name Changes
  • The Priority Matrix
    • Priority Matrix for Mobile Devices
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Bioacoustic Sensing
    • Photonic Crystal Displays
    • Modular Smartphones and Tablets
    • 802.11ah
    • Volumetric and Holographic Displays
    • Quantum Dots in Displays
    • Quantum Tunneling Composite
    • 802.11ad
    • Electrovibration
    • Wireless Video — 60GHz
    • Electrofluidic and Electrowetting Displays
    • Flexible Display
    • Tunable Frequency RF Antenna
    • Ensemble Interactions
    • Light Field Cameras
    • MEMS Displays
  • At the Peak
    • iBeacons and Bluetooth Beacons
    • Sensor Fusion
    • Wireless Power Charging
    • Bluetooth 4
    • HD Voice
    • Mobile Virtual Assistants
    • Solar Power Mobile Devices
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 802.11ac Wave 1
    • Augmented Reality
    • Cellular to Wi-Fi Authentication
    • Mobile Device Virtualization
    • Wi-Fi Direct
    • Software-Defined Radio for Mobile Devices
    • Device-Embedded Biometric Authentication
    • Dual Noise Cancellation
    • NFC
    • Indoor Positioning
    • Micro Fuel Cells
    • Pico Projectors
    • Glonass
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Haptics
    • Electronic Paper
    • MEMS Gyroscopes
    • Mobile High-Definition Link
    • ZigBee
    • Handwriting Recognition
    • AMOLED
    • Consumer Telematics
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Phone-as-a-Token Authentication Methods
    • 802.11n
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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