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Hype Cycle for Mobile Device Technologies, 2015

Published: 30 July 2015

ID: G00273679

Analyst(s): Tuong Nguyen , Megan Reinhart


This Hype Cycle examines the status of, and prospects for, various mobile device technologies. It advises strategic planners responsible for technology roadmaps on the maturity of these technologies and their use.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Photonic Crystal Displays
    • Bioacoustic Sensing
    • Modular Smartphones and Tablets
    • 802.11ac Wave 2
    • Volumetric Displays
    • Quantum Tunneling Composite
    • 802.11ah
    • Electrovibration
    • Quantum Dots in Displays
    • 802.11ad
  • At the Peak
    • 3D Cameras (Light Field Cameras)
    • Flexible Display
    • High-Performance RF Tuning
    • iBeacons and Bluetooth Beacons
    • Internet of Things
    • Solar-Powered Mobile Devices
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • HD Voice
    • Sensor Fusion
    • Wireless Power Charging
    • Cellular to Wi-Fi Authentication
    • Augmented Reality
    • Device-Embedded Biometric Authentication
    • Mobile Device Virtualization
    • Wi-Fi Direct
    • Facial Recognition
    • NFC
    • Pico Projectors
    • Indoor Positioning
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Bluetooth 4
    • ZigBee
    • Mobile High-Definition Link
    • 802.11ac Wave 1
    • Handwriting Recognition
    • AMOLED
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Consumer Telematics
    • Mobile Device Management
    • Phone-as-a-Token Authentication Methods
    • 802.11n
    • Glonass
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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