The Android operating system needs no introduction. Developed by Google, this open source OS behemoth has grown so fast that it has become the most popular OS, let alone most popular OS for smartphones. Since its release in 2008, this Linux based OS has been updated periodically.
Each new version is jam-packed with new features, better accessibility, and improved user interface. Android Pie is still coming to most phones and Android Q is rumored to be in the works. This makes it an interesting year for android development. Let’s look at 3 Major Predictions for Android Development in 2019
Our Top 3 Major Android Predictions Are As Follows
#1. Augmented Reality
Many developers are hoping to add in and improve pre-existing features of augmented reality. This will make the gaming and recreational experience more immersive and realistic. As of today, however, AR is not quite handy.
One has to move around with one’s smartphone whilst constantly looking through the camera. Thus most developers hope to make the AR experience much more seamless to work with and to make it more convenient.
Google announced in its annual conference that it is experimenting with AR to create experiences like home and interior decoration.
#2. Expanding The Scope Of IoT
Internet of things or IoT describes how several devices connected together to the internet via a network can share information or data with each other. As the world is filled with more smarter devices, home automation is becoming more and more popular.
The users can operate their garages, dishwashers, door alarms, and other household devices through their smartphones now. This makes it a more convenient and efficient way of accessing their devices. The challenge remains to integrate this technology more effectively in the smartphones of today.
Chatbots is another major android predictions for this year. These are programs that carry out conversations in an auditory or textual manner. These have a huge potential in the modern world. These can be used in customer care and outreach to deal with customer inquiries in an optimized and efficient manner.
They can also be used to conduct surveys and store the data gathered. Chatbots can upload the data collected to a cloud in real time. The challenge here is to develop more intelligent artificial intelligence to a level that a person doesn’t realize that he is talking to a bot.