We all know that technology is constantly evolving. Many people would put that down to designers and coding experts coming up with new and better ways of doing things. In fact, a lot of these changes are done in response to the customer’s changing attitudes around technology. Here’s a look at the new trends that every technology company must follow to sell in 2021.
Looking after the environment
One of the biggest trends over the last few years has been customers caring more about how their spending affects their planet. A few years ago, there were a large number of people who would be eager to trade in a perfectly good smartphone for a newer model simply because it had some new features that theirs didn’t have. These days, when people purchase a product, they want to know that they’ll be able to keep it for a number of years. That’s because more and more people are concerned about how much waste they’re sending to landfill every year. Many people are also worried about the precious materials that these devices use, which end up in landfills with the devices.
This concern for the environment has led a number of companies to focus on ways they can strengthen their products, so there is less risk of them breaking and needing to be thrown away. Many companies, like Polymer Chemistry Innovations, are developing new materials like adhesive that are a lot stronger than the weaker substances that were previously used. Using stronger products to the last longer is something that more and more people will be conscious of in the future.
Working across multiple platforms
Traditionally in technology, you’ve need certain brands of technology to do certain things. For example, if your friend had an Xbox console, you would have also needed an Xbox console to be able to play them on a game online. If you had the same version of the game on the Playstation, you simply couldn’t have faced your friend online even though the game is pretty much exactly the same. Now games like Among Us have become popular as they let everybody play each other no matter what device they’re playing on, whether that be a computer, a Nintendo Switch, or even on a smartphone. To keep up in popularity, it’s looking increasingly likely that more games will be forced to allow more people to play each other.
The technology you can take anywhere
A decade or two ago, if you wanted to surf the internet, you would have probably had to log onto a desktop computer that was plugged into a dial-up modem. These days, people want as few wires as physically possible in their device so they can take it wherever they want. As well as working on the wireless technology in the device, things like battery life are becoming a much bigger concern for customers who want to be able to take their technology anywhere and not be restricted by wires.