We looked back five years for Reddit users’ predictions about how Android would evolve, and it’s surprising how accurate they were.
Sometimes the power of foreknowledge in the Android community is incredible. Five years ago This thread was opened on redditWhere users were asked Where they thought phones and operating systems were going. While we at Andro4all stand for science and data that can be counterintuitive, it’s surprising how accurate some of the comments are.
That is why we decided to write this article, which we will collect Some of the most interesting predictions (true or false) that was created in that thread.
Fingerprint reader under the screen
This prediction is the first “serious” one that can be found in the thread. User BigbyNorthwind commented precisely on the title of this section, and find a fingerprint reader at the bottom of the screen today. This is the most common On almost all Android phones. Also worth noting is that there is one user who sees it as uncomfortable, something that many currently complain about this sensor.
Higher refresh rate, virtual reality and QLED screen
One user mentioned these three things in a comment on the thread. Two of these three technologies are currently used on mobile phones; A smartphone can be used as a headset for a virtual reality headset, and screens reach refresh rates of up to 120 Hz. QLED screens are done Exclusive for Smart TVBut two out of three are not bad.
A user who deleted their account said the following in the thread:
I really want flip phones like Westworld to come into existence. This will allow me to carry a device everywhere.
Apparently, this user carried a tablet to work.
The foldable phone craze seems to have taken over the market, Folding phones are a very present reality Despite targeting a very specific audience niche. What these users definitely didn’t count on was the high price of many of these devices.
AAA Games on Android
User aakash658 really wanted to see top-level titles on Android phones. today There are very faithful ports of PC and console games, as would be the case with Apex Legends, Minecraft or Civilization VI. Age of Empires has even been announced for Android.
AI-enhanced photography and near-DSLR quality
In the thread we saw this prediction and it is true that the AI is working Options to enhance photos In camera software. Second Sony, the world’s leading manufacturer of photographic sensors, believes that phones will surpass DSLR photography in 2024. Of course, this user was completely correct in his prediction.
Big battery, USB C and NFC
User dinosaur_buddy spoke on his prediction More than 4000 mAh battery. The current standard is the high range of 5000 mAh, and the standard will certainly continue to rise over the years. He was also talking about adopting USB C as the standard for the charging connector, and all Android phones currently use it. Finally, he talks about using NFC chips to make payments, which is completely common today for Google Wallet.