From delivery drones to the latest iPhone, 2016 was a hot year for technology. But we are starting to think that 2017 may be even better. From a fold-able phone to virtual reality headsets, next year has a lot in store for techies.
According to Business Insider, gamers will be especially psyched about what’s to come. In March of 2017, Nintendo Switch is set to be unveiled. This system works on televisions and can be taken on the go. Plus, Microsft is working on their Xbox system. Project Scorpio is said to be a more advanced version of the Xbox One and will likely be compatible with virtual reality headsets; that system isn’t due out until the fall.
Virtual Reality is going to become more popular once January hits, as there is a free update in store for Windows 10 that will allow anyone to use a VR headset on their PC. The headsets will run for about $299 and can be purchased from several different companies including Dell and Lenovo.
Samsung is expected to launch a new phone, the Galaxy S8, in the spring. It should feature a digital assistant powered by Viv, an artificial intelligence startup purchased by Samsung. The company has also been working on a fold-able phone for many years, Business Insider reported, but only recently filed a patent for it; 2017 could be the year!
Apple is busy at work as well, especially since 2017 is the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. The tech giant is expected to release several new products in 2017, including a new iPad in the spring. They are also reportedly working on major updates for a new iPhone 8, which is said to have an all-glass design and an LED display. It’s been speculated that the phone will not have a home button and the screen sizes will be different than any others already on the market.
And Google is working on a smartwatch. The circular shaped watches should be out next year and hope to compete with a market Apple has held the largest share of.
FitBit will also release a new product, and something we’re not used to seeing from them. The organization said, not long ago, that they were looking at new form factors for products.
Stay with us throughout the year for more details on these products when they’re officially on shelves!