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Old 01-01-2013, 18:26
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After a very eventful Christmas. Happy New Year to everyone. As we start 2013 what are your predictions for the world of mobile technology ? What would you like to see ? Will the next Iphone be a total flop ? Will Wavejock admit that 3 is the best network ? After quad core phone s what next ? Will O2 discover 3G ?
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Old 01-01-2013, 19:00
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The next iPhone will be a flop.

There will be an Android phone with an uber graphics chip which can power gaming on HDTVs on next gen levels!
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Old 01-01-2013, 19:40
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Samsung will release a new 32" Note with a snazzy leather trolley to wheel it about in.
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Old 01-01-2013, 19:41
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iPhone 5s will be more of the same

Apple will keep in sueing everyone.

4G will be the main topic on this forum in 2013.

O2s 3G coverage will still be crap compared with everyone else.
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Old 01-01-2013, 19:58
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Sales of Symbian phones will drop drastically.
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Old 01-01-2013, 19:58
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I predict apple will continue to lose market share, BB10 will never reach 3% market share but WP will start to gain, maybe reaching 8%in the final quarter with several new manufacturers joining the party.
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Old 01-01-2013, 20:20
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I predict apple will continue to lose market share, BB10 will never reach 3% market share but WP will start to gain, maybe reaching 8%in the final quarter with several new manufacturers joining the party.
Think I'd go with that as well.
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Old 01-01-2013, 21:15
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I predict apple will continue to lose market share, BB10 will never reach 3% market share but WP will start to gain, maybe reaching 8%in the final quarter with several new manufacturers joining the party.
Apple will lose market share, but will still be by far and away the biggest in profits.

BB10 may surprise people, they do seem to be gaining a fair amount of developer suppor.

WP won't gain market share, as Android and iOS will increase sales beyond what WP could possibly gain.

My main predictions :
- SGS4 will be bigger and faster.
- Note 3 will be bigger and faster
- cameras in mobiles will continue to be (for the most part) rubbish
- Samsung will continue to dilute the Galaxy brand.
- The iPhone 5S (or maybe the 6) will be touted as the greatest device they've ever created, but will offer next to nothing practical over the 5.

The one I want to catch people by surprise is the Jolla Sailfish OS, which looks gorgeous. But all they've shown it on so far is the N950 - they haven't shown it on their own hardware. But the N950 with Sailfish could be good enough, who knows what they'll build.
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Old 01-01-2013, 21:28
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Samsung will release a new 32" Note with a snazzy leather trolley to wheel it about in.
I have the original note but I had to laugh at that.
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Old 01-01-2013, 21:42
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iPhone 5S will be more of the same but loyal Apple users will flock to buy it.
BB10 will fail and RIM will be bought out.
4G will increase UK coverage but will remain expensive.
WP will remain as it is.
Samsung will release another handful of mid-rang phones but no something like a S4 yet.
T-Mobile and Orange brands will be dropped and become known as EE.
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Old 01-01-2013, 23:06
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Flexi phones. Nano coatings. Side and rear side touch gestures.
4G in every UK city by years end.
Unknown major break through mobile sized battery tech.
More integration between high end cameras and mobile evolving on from the 808/Galaxy Camera.
Better Home Entertainment integration ie Phone to TV.

Nokia to be bought out or merge.
New iPhone (late) and Galaxy phones have major unseen advancements in phone tech not just spec upgrades from s3/iPhone 5/5S.
Sony to sue Samsung + Apple and launch Sony Super phone with stunning new feature. Samsung & Apple litigation ends.
WP actually gets apps
Octo+ cores.
Big public news story about phone hacking where private data stolen.. thoughts change on phone security.
BB has another outage or BB10 has security flaw which sees potential customers put off.
Telefonica sells O2 in the UK.
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Old 02-01-2013, 00:26
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Android really has to improve their GPU, S3 looks poor compared to iPhone 5 graphics.

Vice City and Most Wanted (with several other games) look and run far better on IOS.
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Old 02-01-2013, 00:59
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Android really has to improve their GPU, S3 looks poor compared to iPhone 5 graphics.

Vice City and Most Wanted (with several other games) look and run far better on IOS.
Not on the S3 and Nexus 4 it isnt. Its exactly the same.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:17
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Not on the S3 and Nexus 4 it isnt. Its exactly the same.

What a very strange thing to say. Even the developers have stated the games run better on iOS due to the standardised platform.

But the are enhanced for the 4s and the 5, Andriod is a night mare for games developers and always will be untill google release minimum specs for andriod.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:28
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http://youtu.be/iByLt9Sip2Q

Interesting viewing.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:29
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-Android will continue to rise, with Google releasing Key Lime Pie adding a large number of features
-RIM will not find success with BB10 and will be close to bankcruptcy, facing a possible takeover/buyout
-Microsoft will attempt to use Windows Blue to relaunch Windows Phone for the 3rd time possibly announcing tighter integration between the two.
-Apple will launch a TV product which will not be very successful as well as an iPhone 5S which will not sell as well as previous models
-Samsung will launch the Galaxy S4 seeing more success
-LG and Asus will rise in popularity as HTC and Sony falter and stumble into troubled waters
-Nokia will be forced to sell off more assets and will become increasingly desperate to have a successful device, possibly considering other platforms
-Google and Motorola's X Phone will be revealed, possible massive game changer
-Dual core phones will become low/mid-range devices as more quad-core and possibly the first 8-core smartphone (from Samsung who have just made this chip) hits the market
-4G rollout across the UK near complete by the end of the year, networks try to gain more customers for this service
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:36
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What a very strange thing to say. Even the developers have stated the games run better on iOS due to the standardised platform.

But the are enhanced for the 4s and the 5, Andriod is a night mare for games developers and always will be untill google release minimum specs for andriod.
Where have they said this? For instance, GTA 3 looked better on the S3 than the 4S.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:59
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Surprised nobody has mentioned foldable screens, the technology has already been demonstrated.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:50
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Where have they said this? For instance, GTA 3 looked better on the S3 than the 4S.

What a random comment, a pentile screen will never come anywhere near the iPhone 4S screen, most peculiar.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:58
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Wow , I was shocked at just how badly the Nexus 4 ran the game. I some parts it was just awful the textures were like really really poor. I'm glad I sold my Nexus 4 for more than I paid for it.

I actually potty people who paid 350+ for such a poor phone.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:15
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I have the original note but I had to laugh at that.
Really I want one
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:19
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I forgot one:
Microsoft to buy Nokia
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:22
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Wow , I was shocked at just how badly the Nexus 4 ran the game. I some parts it was just awful the textures were like really really poor. I'm glad I sold my Nexus 4 for more than I paid for it.

I actually potty people who paid 350+ for such a poor phone.
In all fairness it is hard to judge the i5 all i could see was a pair of thumbs
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:36
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What a very strange thing to say. Even the developers have stated the games run better on iOS due to the standardised platform.

But the are enhanced for the 4s and the 5, Andriod is a night mare for games developers and always will be untill google release minimum specs for andriod.
I hate hearing this, it highlights incredibly lazy - and effectively just bad developers. Games do not run better on iOS due to being standardised, its just that they can't be bothered to put in any effort on the android ports.

How have games been running on Windows for years? Thats far from a standard platform. So what if there's a range of screen resolutions, you code around relative positions, not abolutes.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:49
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-Dual core phones will become low/mid-range devices as more quad-core and possibly the first 8-core smartphone (from Samsung who have just made this chip) hits the market
This is an interesting one, and I await the day when google release a version of Android that can actually make decent use of a quad core processor before Samsung or whoever start releasing 8 core devices.

I've got a Nexus 7 and the old dual core Advent Vega. Browser benchmarks show about a 10% difference between the two, which is primarily down to clock speed (1.3gHz vs 1.2gig).

4 core devices don't give any real world improvement, so what they expect 8 core devices to do aside from giving bloggers bragging rights I'll never know.
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