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Hype Cycle for Mobile Device Technologies, 2016

Published: 11 July 2016

ID: G00290789

Analyst(s): Tuong Nguyen , Megan Reinhart


The next evolution of mobility will leverage smart machine technologies and extend the reach of personal, mobile devices to the broader set of sensing objects — the Internet of Things. Strategic planners responsible for tech roadmaps must evaluate these technologies as part of their mobility strategy.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Internet of Things Authentication
    • Long-Range Wireless Power Charging
    • 5G
    • Virtual Personal Assistants
    • 802.11ah
    • Quantum Dots in Displays
    • Affective Computing
    • Bioacoustic Sensing
    • Cognitive Computing
    • Commercial UAVs (Drones)
  • At the Peak
    • 802.11ad
    • NLP
    • Internet of Things
    • 3D Cameras
    • 802.11ac Wave 2
    • Computer Vision
    • Bluetooth Beacons
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Flexible Display
    • Gaze Control
    • LTE-M
    • Augmented Reality
    • Sensor Fusion
    • Smart Fabrics
    • Device-Embedded Biometric Authentication
    • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Cellular to Wi-Fi Authentication
    • Indoor Positioning
    • NFC
    • Virtual Reality
    • Bluetooth 4
    • ZigBee
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Mobile Device Virtualization
    • Phone-as-a-Token Authentication Methods
    • Handwriting Recognition
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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