Most anticipated tech products of 2013
We’re not sure some of them are even on the drawing board, but they’d be great to see
By Tim Greene | Network World US | Published: 16:33, 20 December 12
As the old year winds down a sense of hope arises that the hints and inklings of new products and services that have been leaking out over the past months may actually materialise in the New Year. Some of them are products that vendors have solidly promised and assigned release dates to, some are part of vaguely marked road maps and some are simply pipedreams fuelled by persistent rumours. Others are services or intriguing situations that could arise. Regardless, here are some of the ones that have caught our eye and that we hope turn out to be as eye catching in reality.
Key Lime Pie
The big expectation is that Google will reveal the next major iteration of its Android operating system May 15 at Google I/O. While there is virtually nothing confirmed about what the new release might contain, there are lots of shortcomings users find in the current version that they’d like to see addressed. These include better support for video formats, displaying two apps onscreen at the same time, a less chaotic user interface, better integration with Google’s own services, better organised customisation tools and better battery life.