2012 hides many technological innovations that have not been disclosed by companies in the industry. Fortunately, there are some pre-announced products and programs that are already on the radar of consumers and enthusiasts. Check out some of the highlights that should stir the market during the year.
The next Microsoft operating system promises much more versatile than previous versions. Its main feature is the integration with smart phones and tablets – which should create a unique and simple for your users. The test phase (beta) should begin in the first half, with its launch scheduled for the end of the second half. If all goes well with this platform, maybe Microsoft can erase the memory of Windows Vista’s dark mind of its customers, since the program fraught with problems, had one of the worst rates of acceptance of the company’s history.
The launch of the iPhone and the iPad 3 5 is virtually certain – unless Apple changes its mind over its development cycle. It is said also that the company will present a product identified as iTV, TV with a screen less than 30 inches connected to the Internet. A more risky guess is that Apple will release an iPad with 7 inch screen.
Since its launch, the Wii was a success in the gaming market. The problem is that Nintendo has lagged behind, losing ground to rivals as powerful as the PlayStation 3 (Sony) and Xbox 360 (Microsoft). The U Wii , the new company’s product can help in the recovery of the franchise, but everything will depend on your palette of exclusive games and user feedback to the system. His arrival on the market can take place between June and December 2012.
The ultrabook , a concept created by Intel, you can replace the conventional notebooks, opening doors to a new category of portable computers. These machines are far superior in many ways – such as processing and data storage. In 2011, the market saw the first devices emerge as competitors in the Macbook Air from Apple. Its popularity, of course, will depend on the price charged by manufacturers.
After the agreement with Microsoft, Nokia, all thought that would be the largest Finnish company’s flagship operating system Windows Phone. That’s not what happened – at least in Brazil. At a conference in November, the company said it should only launch their Lumia series handsets here in the first quarter of 2012. Since Taiwan’s HTC and South Korea’s Samsung managed to launch their models in the country in advance.
TabletsThe tablets will remain in the spotlight – and the manufacturers must continue to fight for market share currently dominated by iPad from Apple. Thus, the challenge will be to consolidate Android, reducing the current disparity between the versions of Google’s operating system. There is also the promise of devices with the Windows platform 8.