17 Technologies To Look Forward In 2015

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We have seen immense progress in computing technology over the past years. It is a common belief that 21st century was the dawn of innovative technologies but the truth is that many innovations were just the product of advanced computing. In 2014, we saw tech giants competing with one another on newer operating systems and smart devices. It seems 2015 will just be another year for upgraded versions of existing technology but they are still worth waiting for.

Read through our list of technologies to be launched in 2015 and let us know which gadget are you most excited about?

1. Apple Watch

The Apple Watch was introduced in September this year but it is expected to be launched in early 2015. You can explore its features here.

Apple Watch Launch 2015

2. Beats Music To Be Integrated With iTunes

Apple’s $3 billion purchase of Beats Music confirms the rumors about a possible integration of Beats Music into iTunes. This integration can make iTunes a viable competitor to popular services like Spotify. According to Re/code’s Peter Kafka, Apple is considering to make its streaming service cheaper than Spotify which will be more appealing to users.

Beats Music iPod Touch 2015

3. Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung’s next flagship phone, the Galaxy S6, is rumored to be the biggest upgrade to the Galaxy line. Samsung has even named S6 with “Zero” since it is designing the phone from ground up. It is expected to be launched in early 2015.

Galaxy S6 Launch 2015

4. Apple To Release A Larger Version iPad

Apple is finally catching up to the big screen craze. It is planning to launch a larger version of the iPad with a 12-inch screen – iPad Pro in early 2015. 

Largest Apple iPad 2015

5. Microsoft Mini Surface

Microsoft was supposed to launch a smaller version of Surface tablet in the spring, but it changed plan at the last minute and introduced the full-sized Surface Pro 3. However, it appears that the idea of Surface mini is not completely dead and we might see the tablet in the market in 2015.

Microsoft Mini Surface 2015

6. New Version Of Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is definitely getting the heat from its competitors such as Prezi but the company has not given up yet. It is working on a new touch-friendly version of Office for Windows tablets and touchscreen laptops. It will launch around the same time as Windows 10 in 2015.

New Microsoft Office For Windows 2015

7. New Version Of HTC One

HTC One launched in 2013 was the only phone that came close to iPhone in terms of looks and built quality. The second version was launched this spring and the third version of HTC One is expected to be launched in March or April 2015.

New Version HTC One

8. Next Phone From OnePlus To Be A Big Winner 

Chinese startup OnePlus released the One which had all the best features as any top-tier phone like the Samsung Galaxy S5 with only about $350 in cost. You can only buy this phone with an invitation from the company which made it even more popular. The new version of the phone will have smaller screen and can be customized. It will be launched in the first half of 2015.

Next Version Of OnePlus 2015

9. Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift – a virtual reality headset, which Facebook acquired for $2 billion, is still in development. The device is expected to be launched in the second half of 2015. Oculus Rift will initially be used for gaming but in future it will be equally useful for social networks, communication technologies and personal theater.

Oculus Rift 2015

10. Pebble Smart Watches

Pebble, one of the best smart-watch makers, will launch a new version in early 2015. 

Pebble Smartwatches 2015

11. Samsung To Release Bend Screen Smartphones 

Samsung recently announced that it will release bendable screen smartphones in 2015. Samsung is also expected to ship its first phone with a bendable display by the end of 2015.

Samsung Bendable Screen Phones

12. New Version Of Samsung Smartwatches

Maybe 2015 will be a lucky year for Samsung Smartwatches since the previous six were not big hits. Samsung will launch yet another wearable smart watch in 2015. Let’s see what it has stored for us this time.

Samsung Smart Watches 2015

13. Sony VR Headset 

Sony will launch its virtual reality headset by the end of 2015 which is designed to work with Playstation 4. Sony has been working on this head set under Project Morpheus.

Sony VR Headset 2015

14. Windows 10 

Microsoft gave the world a small preview of the next version of Windows – Windows 10 which is designed to work on all devices including smartphones, laptops, desktops, and the Xbox. Windows 10 will have a new feature Continuum which can change interface depending on the kind of device being used. It is expected to be launched before the end of 2015.

Windows 10 Launch 2015

15. Android M

After Android Lollipop, we can expect only one thing: Google is working on its next OS i.e. Android M probably Milkshake? Muffin? Marshmallow? Well, we can guess more fun names. We might get a sneak peak of the OS at Google I/O in June but it will most likely launch in November 2015.

Android M 2015

16. Samsung Galaxy Note 5

The Galaxy Note series has a huge following but Samsung has to work really hard for Galaxy Note 5 to make it different from  the latest Note 4 phablet. Note 4 had a powerful 5.7 in 4K screen, S Pen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chip with Adreno 420 graphics and many more exciting features. It will be interesting to see what Samsung has planned for Galaxy Note 5 which is expected to be launched in September 2015 at an unpacked event prior to the IFA tradeshow.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

17. HTC One Wear 

HTC has reportedly put  the smartwatch project on hold until it can work out how to make smartwatches useful to consumers. It will take some time before HTC launches One Wear but the wait will be worth it.

HTC One Wear 2015

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