The Android in 2015 has changed radically since it was first launched in the market in 2008. Neither there was multi-touch support nor video playback capabilities. However, Google has continuously innovated and upgraded its Operating System, and today, it holds a lion’s share of the Smartphone market. With the latest Android monikers appearing now once in a year and the cutting-edge Android M on its way, it is a matter of interest as to how much the mobile OS will change in 5 years down the line.
We have taken a sneak peek into the future of Android, which will be one of the key factors to consider for Android application development.
Here are the three important things that every Android app development company should know that can play a major role in developing innovative and stunning apps in the future:
- Android Messaging
With the launch of Hangouts, it is apparent that Google is serious about its role in new Fi platform. Considering aggressive competition existing in the market, it is obvious that the company will push itself further into the world of universal messaging, offering something unique that encompasses SMS, instant messaging, email and video calling features baked into Android OS. The Project Fi may be currently limited to Google Nexus 6, but indicates where it will be in 2020.
- Google Maps in Android
Recent tweaks in Google Maps for Android have induced high levels of customization related to personal searches. Experts believe that this is will further increase in 5 years from now, offering a multitude of features that Android users will love. Currently, Google Now tracks every move of the user and they might already be viewing directions to their favorite restaurant on-screen, everything handled automatically. By 2020, users can see more personalization and automation as Google Maps surfaces and provides results based on what is most important.
Furthermore, Google plans to take Maps services up a notch in future and is already hiring Street View cameras to provide a glimpse inside the buildings. Thus, in 2020, you can expect Android to offer you better images of most public buildings and other information as you move around.
- Android Security and Online Payments
This year has seen a growing trend for mobile payments, and in 2020, it is expected that Android will take its security and payment features up a notch. By 2020, your Android Smartphone could log onto your Gmail account automatically when you sit at your laptop or pay for your ticket when you step on a bus. Face recognition is already available in Android, but in the years to come, it may get more accurate. Fingerprint recognition and Iris Scanning is already on its way and Android 2020 will ensure that you are you say you are.