The Future Of Mobile Technology

The Future Of Mobile Technology

Handheld mobile phones were first invented in 1983, and since then we've come a long way in terms of mobile technology

A Brief Timeline Of Mobile Technology

1983 Motorola releases the DynaTAC 8000X, otherwise known as the 'brick'.

1993 The IBM Simon Personal Communicator is the first touchscreen PDA and phone combination

2002 The Nokia 3510i is one of the first mass produced phones to feature a coloured screen.

2007 Apple create the first truly smart phone, the iPhone, and change the way everyone thinks about mobile technology.

2008 Google unveil their own mobile operating system, Android. It quickly dominates the market.

2010 Microsoft unveils a new mobile OS, Windows Phone. It doesn't take off as well as android.

2012 Samsung knocks Apple off the top spot when their Galaxy S2 wins smartphone of the year at the Global Mobile Awards.

2013 5 billion people currently own a mobile, 1.1 billion of these are smartphones.


Analysts predict that by 2017 Android will be shipping a billion handsets a year

So what's next for mobile technology?

Bendable Tech

Flexible Screens are due to be released later this year

It's only a matter of time before we will see malleable phones

Bendable phones will be able to roll up and wrap around our wrists

These phones can also be moulded into whichever shape we please

Wearable Tech

Wearable technology is bursting on the scene.

With gagets like Pebble and Google Glass, people have never felt more connected.

As more manufacturers embrace the idea, we'll begin to see further innovations.

Apple has already patented the iWatch, which could incorporate the functionality of an iPhone into a simple watch.

What is Google Glass? 2 +Share

Google Glass is activated by simply looking up.

It can be controlled through voice and touch. It is GPS and WiFi enabled.

It projects a screen into our field of vision allowing us to view information whilst engaging with apps.

Daily Routine

Smartphones will soon become personal assistants.

They will:

Remind people who to call

Remind us where we should be

Learn our routines and suggest ways to improve our day

Contactless Payment

Google Wallet allows users to store all their credit cards in one place and use their phone as a wireless wallet.

Google Wallet

Expect this feature to be rolled out across many more mobiles over the next few years.

Did you know?

Insurance2go were the first company in the UK to add mobile wallet protection to their mobile phone insurance policies.

Advanced Security

Privacy is becoming a big issue

Some phones already have facial recognition enabled

In future, there will be:

Retina scanning

DNA Identification (like the gadgets in James Bond)


Smartphones will be able to project interactive touchscreens onto any surface.


Once projectors are perfected, it's only a matter of time before our smartphones can create 3D Holograms

The Science Behind Holograms

Hologram technology has actually been around hundreds of years - through a technique called Pepper's Ghost

Most recently we have seen projected animation onto a mirrored surface

This has then been reflected onto a screen of transparent foil

We've still got a long way to go before this feature appears on phones

Health Monitors

Smartphones give doctors the ability to go mobile, allowing them to diagnose and treat illness from across the world.

Future phones could:

Monitor heartbeat

Check blood sugar levels

Take your blood pressure

Alert users and doctors of any anomalies

Endless Battery Life

Did you know?

There's now lithium-ion battery technology that's 2,000 times more powerful than comparable models.


If your phone charged itself whilst you moved

A phone that had a month's battery life

You'd save so much in electricity bills!

What technology would you like to see in the future?

Insurance2go are a UK based specialist insurer. Having provided insurance policies since 2005, they have established themselves as one of the leading insurers for smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Insurance2go is the trading name of Loyal Insurance who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

The Future Of Mobile Technology

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Mobile technology has advanced in leaps and bounds over the last 30 years. We’ve gone from the brick-like Motorola DynaTAC 8000X to the super smart iPhone 5S, and the technology is still evolving. S...
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