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Mobile Innovations Magazine

Celebrating new discoveries in the mobile space


We are a team of specialists with a vast experience in the mobile sector.

We are on a mission to help the world make sense of this industry, by providing educated insight to people who are passionate about mobile devices.



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New Corning Gorilla Glass 6 can survive 15 consecutive drops

Corning Incorporated has recently announced its most durable cover glass to date. Unlike the previous Gorilla versions, Glass 6 was engineered with the goal of surviving multiple drops.

On average, people tend to drop their phones once or twice per month, and most drops occur at heights of three feet or below.

During lab tests, Gorilla Glass 6 managed to survive 15 drops from an approximate height of 3.3 feet onto rough surfaces, a result that is two times better than the one achieved by Gorilla Glass 5.

Corning's cover glasses are known for their optical clarity, scratch resistance, touch sensitivity and durability. So, it isn't surprising that over six billion smartphones and tablets utilize them.

New dual-screen watch has a huge battery life

If you are the proud owner of a smart watch, you already know that it needs to be charged on a daily basis. Okay, with some clever tricks you may be able to use your watch without charging it for two or three days, but let's be honest and admit that this is still inconvenient.

Various manufacturers have tried to improve their watches' battery lives for quite some time now, but the results of their work haven't been that impressive. Until now, that is. Mobvoi's Ticwatch Pro utilizes two different screen layers to give us the best of both worlds: screen brightness and/or a huge battery life.

If you are away from the grid, you can turn on the LCD display, and thus have the watch run for a full month without needing to be recharged. And when power isn't an issue, you can utilize the OLED screen, which still has a very respectable 5-day battery life.

ADcase helps protects your dropped iPhone

Phones are getting more and more expensive, so people try to discover and use accessories that are supposed to protect them. So, manufacturers have invented protective cases with cool names such as Urban Armor, and so on, which do a decent job most of the time.

Nevertheless, the big majority of these cases aren't able to protect those very expensive, and yet very fragile phone screens. But now, ADcase (the shorter version of "Active Damping case") wants to change that for good.

ADcase is a Frenzel + Mayer solutions product. Philip Frenzel and Peter Mayer are two students from Germany, and Frenzel has created ADcase as its thesis project. The product was designed for iPhones and utilizes a few sensors that can determine if your phone is falling. When that happens, several curled dampers pop up automatically, protecting the phone. If all goes as planned, the Kickstarted campaign will be launched within the following few weeks.



5G Networks

5G is the fifth generation of the wireless mobile communications technology. It is about 300% faster than the previous iteration, with speeds that can reach 10 Gbps (at least in theory).

Samsung, Nokia, Qualcomm and other big companies are currently testing 5G, evaluating the advantages that arise from offering their customers faster download speeds, as well as the ability of running online versions of their favorite applications.

People who have devices which utilize 4G or earlier versions of the telecommunication standard will not be able to benefit from these advantages, though.

Fortunately, manufacturers tend to incorporate the newest technologies into their top-of-the-line devices.

Samsung is reportedly working at a 5G router, which includes 64 antennas that are part of a MIMO array, while Data Alliance will start selling 5G LTE-M antennas soon.

Mobile IoT

According to a recent report that was published by Persistence Market Research, the cellular IoT market was valued at US$ 1.14 billion in 2017. The industry is expected to register a compound annual growth rate of 26.7% for the next decade, which means that mobile IoT may be worth $7.6 billion by 2026.

The explanation for this constant growth is really simple: there is an increased need for connected devices in many industries, and new technologies such as 5G and LTE-MTC low power wide area help the IoT industry grow even more.

There are several serious problems need to be addressed, though:

- High cost of the IoT infrastructure.

- Poor IoT security.

- Other legal and regulatory issues.

Foldable displays

People want portable devices that incorporate huge screens. It is true that we have gotten smartphones with 6-inch displays these days, but as their size grows, it's getting harder and harder to carry them around. That is one of the major reasons why LG and Samsung have tried to create phones which utilize foldable screens for quite some time now.

Therefore, the idea of being able to carry phones with foldable screens (or should we call them "foldable tablets"?) in our pockets is very appealing. And if everything goes as planned, the first devices could hit the market as early as 2019.

Until then, ZTE (a Chinese company) has already released Axon M, which doesn't utilize a foldable display, but two standard screens that are connected using a hinge.

It's not the real deal, of course, but I'd say that it is a good step in the right direction.

Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR)

This relatively new technology has already attracted a lot of attention, because it allows developers to add one or more layers of information onto the images or videos that are seen/captured by your phone's camera.

There is a huge potential for growth in various industries: travel, marketing, game development, and more. And MAR's unique selling point is its ability of providing access to contextual, relevant information whenever and wherever you need it.

Mobile augmented reality applications utilize cameras, GPSs, touch screens, motion sensors, etc.

Several companies have created MAR apps that allow online shoppers to interact with the products that they are interested in purchasing from the comfort of their own homes, for example.


IBM uses blockchain data to verify jewelry supply chains

Blockchains, lists of records which are linked using cryptography, are widely used by cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. IBM has recently announced a blockchain partnership with several diamond and jewelry companies, known as TrustChain, which will be used to track and prove the provenance of diamonds and precious metals at every step of the process, starting with the diamond mine and ending with the retailer.


Mobile devices help build a sustainable future

Over 90% of Americans own a smartphone, and this figure has doubled within the last six years. According to Statista, there will be more than five billion phones by 2019. The demand for apps is constantly growing as well, with the average smartphone user utilizing about 40 apps each month. Mobile payments are disrupting traditional, retail-based banking, and have significantly impacted the world of retail.


Every UK home will get full fiber broadband by 2033

The UK government plans to provide full fiber broadband connections to every citizen, including those who live in rural areas, by 2033. According to the National Infrastructure Assessment for 2018, the technology will be made available to 15 million homes by 2025, 25 million homes by 2030 and all homes and businesses by 2033.