Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Mobile Device Technologies, 2017

Published: 21 July 2017

ID: G00314103

Analyst(s): Tuong Nguyen , Megan Reinhart


Mobility's evolution will rely on leveraging key parts of the intelligent digital mesh to bring together the endpoints with the associated information and services. Technology 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
    • Midrange Wireless Power Charging
    • Internet of Things Authentication
    • 5G
    • 802.11ax
    • Bluetooth 5
  • At the Peak
    • Edge Computing
    • Bioacoustic Sensing
    • Quantum Dots in Displays
    • Virtual Assistants
    • Deep Learning
    • Machine Learning
    • NLP
    • Cognitive Computing
    • Internet of Things
    • Computer Vision
    • Commercial UAVs (Drones)
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 3D Cameras
    • Bluetooth Beacons
    • Mixed Reality
    • 802.11ah
    • Gaze Control
    • 802.11ad
    • Flexible Display
    • 802.11ac Wave 2
    • Augmented Reality
    • Sensor Fusion
    • Device-Embedded Biometric Authentication
    • LTE-M
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Indoor Positioning
    • Virtual Reality
    • 802.15.4
    • Cellular to Wi-Fi Authentication
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Phone-as-a-Token Authentication Methods
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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