A new year also means new technologies to look forward to. Every year, we all wait in anticipation of some of the most exciting new gadgets, software and electronics to be unveiled. This year is no different. From iPhones to Google Glass, 2015 is set to be an interesting one.
While so many others have failed in their bid to popularise smart watches, the world is looking intently at Apple this year to see if it’ll succeed where others have failed. The Apple Watch is scheduled to be released early this year, and is compatible with iPhones running on iOS 8.2.
Amazon Kindle Fire 2015
The Kindle Fire was released in 2011, and in 2012 it became the second bestselling tablet in the world. This year, Amazon is set to release four tablets under the Kindle Fire product family. They’ll come in various colours and specifications such as differing screen sizes and Bluetooth connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy S6
The successor to 2014’s Galaxy S5 is expected to be announced at the Samsung Unpacked event, which will be running from March 2-5 … and the rumour is that the Galaxy line plastic build quality is finally going to be upgraded, in line with its rivals.
Sony Xperia Z4
The Sony Xperia Z4 is slated to be announced in March this year, and although the specifications have yet to be confirmed, industry experts are predicting that it’ll run on Android Lollipop and sport a Quad HD screen.
iPhone 7 or 6s
Obviously, no year is complete without a new addition to Apple’s flagship iPhone brand. They’ve always been announced in September, and this year is no different. This time around though, the brand new iPhone will be running on iOS 9.
Google Glass has been one of the most highly anticipated wearable technology for a while now but it still hasn’t been released to the public. Those interested can only obtain one from Google through its Explorer Program (a prerequisite is that you must have a US shipping address). There are rumours that 2015 is the year that it’ll finally be available to the masses!
Virtual reality is no longer a thing of the future. The Occulus Rift is a virtual reality head mounted display that is set to be released this year and will be perfect for gamers who want to step inside their favourite games and virtual worlds while allowing one to seamlessly look around the virtual world, just as one would in real life.
After 8, comes 10. Wait, what? Yes, according to Bill Gates, 10 comes after 8. Windows 10 is the successor to Windows 8.1, and is scheduled to be released within the year. Windows 8 haters will be very happy to note that the desktop Start menu is being brought back!
This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on January 5, 2015.