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2012 – THE YEAR AHEAD [SOAPBOX]

01 Jan

So what do we see happening this year for the Tech industry and InternetGumshoe? Here is our best guess.

Firstly, want about the mobile Operating Systems in 2012?

Windows Phone – We may see some updates to Mango this year and we will hopefully see more Windows Phones on the market, they are really being held back by the lack of Hardware at the moment, and with great alternatives available, more than likely Windows Phone will continue to stagger along with limited market share unless Nokia can come up with some great Hardware to sell it.

webOS – Talking of staggering along, we will need to see some rapid movement by HP to get the Open source software out there. The largest chance that webOS has to survival is that a hardware marker will take a chance and will try putting webOS on one of its devices to see how things go. If HP drag their feet at the start of this year with getting all the open source software out, they will sound the death nell with webOS, as it will make it impossible for hardware to come out in 2012, and that is too long out of the public eye. Only die hard fans will remain and that is no way to keep webOS going.

iOS – Well we are certain to see iOS 6 appear this year, we can also hope for improvements in iCloud and in Siri. iOS is beginning to feel a lot like OSX were it continues to evolve and improve under the surface, but the customer do not see many changes. iOS 6 really needs to bring something new to the table this year, as iOS despite being a great operating system is beginning to really feel dated.

Android – This is a make or break year for Goggle’s mobile operating system. This year they need to get the fragmentation under control in a major way. They need to draw a line and say that anything under Ice Cream Sandwich is dead, maybe even seperate Android 5 tolding away from the Android name. This new Google mobile OS is then what gets the support and work, everything else is open source and can remain, but Google need to focus their time and energy on the new Android and forget about the rest.

So finally, what is the future of InternetGumshoe is 2012. Well it is not as good as it was in 2011. It will be a tough year for InternetGumshoe that is for sure. We will survive to see our second full year? Well I hope so, and we will continue to make sure something new is published each and every day. webOS is our main selling point at the moment, but with no new users being added we are unable to promise huge new numbers to advertisers, and this is not what they want to hear. So at the moment, we need to look at new markets to get into without letting down our current readership. Do not worry, we will make sure you are involved with any big changes we make, for example, make sure you fill in our poll to let us know the operating systems you wish us to cover.

Anyway, we hope you all have a very Happy New Year and we will be returning to our normal service tomorrow with our normal articles.

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