Welcome to Smartphone Futurology. In this new series of science-filled articles, Mobile Nations guest contributor Shen Ye walks through current technologies in use within our phones, as well as the cutting-edge stuff still being developed in the lab. There's quite a bit of science ahead, as a lot of the future discussions are based on scientific papers with a vast amount of technical jargon, but we’ve tried to keep things as plain and simple as possible. So if you want to dive deeper into just how the guts of your phone function, this is the series for you.
This is the final instalment — for now — in our series on the future of smartphone technology. This week we'll cover the science behind one really important area of smartphone build quality — the glass of the touchscreen. And as we're wrapping up the series, we'll also see how the current state of mobile tech compares to predictions made almost a decade ago. Read on to learn more.