Technological progression has been so rapid over the past few years that mobile devices and products that were first launched 10 (and in some cases, 5) years ago, seem incredibly outdated. It’s amazing to think that it was just 20 years ago that the first mobile phone with a digital camera was launched by Sharp, with a pretty unimpressive 0.11 megapixels. 10 years later, the first revolutionary Galaxy S was launched with 16GB of storage and a 5-megapixel camera, whilst the latest iPhone 11 has up to 512GB of storage, three 12-megapixel cameras, 4K video recording and a list of features that would take me hours to run through.
5G, You’ve probably read about it
5G is being talked about an awful lot right now. We’ve known it’s been coming a long time, ever since cellular data services landed, but now it would appear the dawn has arrived. The fifth generation of mobile cellular services promises data speeds of up to 1GB, as well as lower latency and greater capacity. This means that 5G is not only going to speed up video streaming and gaming for your average consumer, it is also purported that it is going to propel forward the development, adoption and performance of ‘tomorrow’s world’ technologies like driver less cars, smart cities, next-gen medicare and a host of exciting IoT applications. Sprint CEO, Marcelo Claure, recently said that “going from 4G to 5G is like going from black and white to colour TV”.