Microsoft teaches us how it sees the interfaces and phones of the future
The main manufacturers of electronic products and software developers often paint the future in an idyllic way, with fully functional concepts and wonderful interfaces, so if you like this topic, I invite you to view the video.
The material that I share with you is a production of the people of Microsoft, and it shows us a lot of conceptual multitouch interfaces, but mainly they show us the potential of mobile phones in the future, in addition to ideas about the physical design that they may have the same. Let's go with the video:
In short, we find the vision of the future of the Redmond boys, in which the different devices and systems are fully integrated and synchronized. Entering lands that we identify more with Google than with Microsoft itself, such as translation services or geolocation.
Features that we are seeing born in our days
Actually, many of the ideas that are implemented as everyday in the video are being founded in our days, a clear example is augmented reality, which is making a place for itself based on applications in the App Store and the Android Market.
The geolocation possibilities are also important protagonists of the video, another idea that is being cemented in our days with developments like Google Latitude and Google Maps, or in a more social way with services like Foursquare.
Curious to see how with the help of a projector the phone shows the direction to take, representing the arrow to follow. Today projector phones are appearing and setting trends, a real example is found in the LG eXpo, and we have others to come like the Samsung Beam.
Finally, another detail to which Microsoft attaches importance is the possibility of videoconferencing, a functionality that is always criticized and that most users do not usually use. But the reality is that almost all major companies are betting on it, even in the prototype of the iPhone 4G we could count on its presence.
A modular phone in which everything is a screen
I would like to highlight the idea that the phone screen has no border, since the device itself is the screen itself, something that for example is being worked on in the world of televisions today.
Another detail that I would like to highlight is the modularity that the phone presents, with separable parts in the purest style of the phones of the Israeli Modu, or the prototypes recently presented by the Japanese operator DoCoMo.