Glimpse Of Design and Tech Trends Of 2011 And Things To Look Forward To In 2012

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Year 2011 has been a year of both Boom and Gloom. On one side, we saw magnificent growth in the industry with new technologies embracing us and making our life simpler and better. On the other hand, there were few irrecoverable losses.

Lets check out what changed our lives in 2011 and also what 2012 is holding in its kitty.

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What Moved the Design and Tech World in 2011

Apple vs. Samsung

Patent system was originally introduced to encourage innovation but today’s patent wars can get dirtier and muddier. Technology world’s biggest battle is being fought between Apple and Samsung, where Apple is trying its best to stop Samsung from selling Galaxy phones and tab 10.1. Counter-suits have been filed. Other biggies like Google, Motorola and HTC are also on Apple’s hit-list.

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i Remember Steve Jobs

i became the latest buzz word soon after Apple Inc’s co-founder and CEO, Steve Jobs, passed away on 5th October. People from all walks of life came together to pay their tribute to this visionary leader and charismatic person. One of the most influential man in technology, he changed his company’s management in such a way that Apple could outlive him and carry on in his name.

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Nokia-Microsoft Tie-Up

Nokia decided to join hands with Microsoft on its new Windows Phone 7 mobile phone operating system. This was seen as an effort of Nokia’s top brass to take a control over company’s belittling sales figures.

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Chinese court rejects Apple lawsuit over iPad name

Apple can’t call iPad an iPad in China. That would be hurting this Technology giant a lot who is famous for making patent lawsuits all over the world.

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BlackBerry Playbook

This seven-inch tablet, available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models is still fighting to mark its presence in the Tech world amid patent suits and acute shortage of apps. Even a big discount of 50% on MRP at the year end could not raise its sales figures. One major reason behind being not so successful can be blamed on the fact that it has to attached to a BlackBerry Cell.

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iPad 2

Weighing at just 680 grams does not make iPad 2 lighter in performance. with thousands of apps adding each day, iPad 2 is slimmer and smart option.

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

This is an action role-playing open world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. During the first day of release, Steam showed over 230,000 people playing Skyrim concurrently. By December 16, 2011, 10 million copies were shipped to retail and around US$620 million. Source Wikipedia.

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Facebook Security Glitch and Timeline

How can a complete year pass without Facebook making any news. Amid the rumors of Facebook subscriptions being paid, Facebook faced a minor setback when a Security Glitch revealed private photos of users including Mark Zuckerberg’s. Although it ended the year with revamping its look entirely with its Timeline Feature.

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iPhone 4S

With the launch of iPhone 4S, Siri, the intelligent assistant made its debut in the Tech industry. iOS 5 and iColud were also a featured thing. People went gaga over the features and over the fact that it was the first Apple product to be launched after Job’s demise.

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Aakash Tablet: $35 Tablet

Sales bookings for Aakash, have zoomed to 14 lakh units just two weeks after it was put up for sale online for R$35 a piece. Although its functioning may face preliminary glitches but it will not discourage people from ordering the world’s cheapest tablet.

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Google+

Google+ is a social networking service by Google Inc. The service launched on June 28, 2011, has some unique features like Circles, Stream, Games, Hangouts among others.Though Google Buzz died a slow death, Google+ shows the signs of staying here with over 62 million users in its kitty.

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Whats up for 2012

iPad 3

Apple can be called as the most preferred brand when it comes to tablets with more and more people preferring the iPad range of tablets over other brands. Thus launch of iPad’s Third Gen tablet is highly anticipated.

Internet TVs

TVs are making a big comeback with Smart TVs and HDTVs that have multiple features like Internet browsing, App stores, wi-fi ready and many downloadable widgets.

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Android v4.0

The Android ICS (Ice-Cream Sandwich) is anticipated to work on all the computers having processors ranging from AMD to Intel. This will add to the exciting feature list of Phones as well.

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Mobile Payments Accelerate

Making payments through your Phone will not just be a trend but the part of life.

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Video Eye-wear System

Unleash the power of your pocket video player and have a better, private, theater-like entertainment experience anywhere.

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Windows 8

Windows 8 is the codename for the next version of the Microsoft Windows computer operating system which is expected to come in 2012, approximately three years after the launch of Windows 7. Its Developer Preview is already available on the official site.

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3D version of Titanic

If this re-release of Titanic make the Cash registering ringing again for the same movie, others will definitely follow the suit opening new avenues for design industry.

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Ultra books

This year may bring a new revolution in field of Technology with many companies coming up with their slimmer and smarter versions of Ultra books. It will no longer will be bullied as a less privileged part between Tablets and Laptops.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. I love this, but you must have forgotten the acquisition of Skype by Microsoft. As for Apple vs Samsung I just think Samsung are a crap of guys I would have expected them to come up with an innovation the world hadn’t seen rather than copy Apple and also improve their OS (Bada) that way they would be the talk of the year for the good reasons. As for android’s Ice-Cream Sandwich it nice but am not a fan of Android another mobile OS invention this year would do a trick.

  2. It will be an exciting year indeed for mobile app developers and the expansion of responsive web design. With mobile internet devices eclipsing desktop computer sales last year, mobile payment access will surely become a necessary function of major e-retailers and businesses.
    Great article!
    Cheers,
    Sarah Bauer
    Navigator Multimedia

  3. From my personal Opinion . I think that Online TV will have more priority and Mobile applications and Everything related to mobile will be the main trends for 2012 .. Cause it’s been already seen that it’t the most useful till now and will be more useful with new mobile development ideas and new functions also…So looking forward to see which one goes the best…

  4. I just noticed the “Nokia-Microsoft Tie-Up”. My first time to heard about it because I know nothing about that tie-up.

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