DK’s Tech prediction for 2013 – Results

It’s the end of 2013. At the start of year, I made some Tech prediction for 2013. Let’s take a look at how my prediction goes.
Spoiler: I’m pretty bad at these predictions. Haha.
2013 is going to be the year of wearable computing
I won’t really call 2013 as the year of wearable computing. We do see companies like Samsung releasing their GALAXY Gear smartwatch and Sony releasing their SmartWatch 2. I was expecting more wearable computing gadget for 2013. Maybe not yet.
Apple to release a watch
Surprised that this didn’t happen.
Google Glasses will be a failure
It’s still too early to tell. When I made the prediction early this year, I was expecting Google Glass to start selling to public. I didn’t expect them to take so long. And since Google Glass isn’t available to the public, it is hard to tell if Google Glass is a success or failure.
Apple to release a Apple TV
Shocking. I thought this is a sure winner. In fact, I think a lot of tech journalists were also expecting to see the Apple TV this year. Not sure what’s taking Apple so long. Will we ever get to see the Apple TV?
Nokia to release a Windows 8 tablet
Spot on! Nokia announced the Lumia 2520 in October that runs on Windows RT 8.1. What we all didn’t expect is Microsoft buying over part of Nokia.
Microsoft to release Windows Phone 8 device
Didn’t happen. But now that Microsoft bought over Nokia, technically speaking all future Lumia phones are made by Microsoft.
Microsoft to start a video sharing/hosting service
Wrong prediction again. OK, to be honest, this is a wild guess. But when I see Google giving Microsoft problem with creating YouTube app for Windows Phone 8, I really thought it would be a good idea for Microsoft to do their own video sharing service to compete with YouTube.
Microsoft and Sony release the next generation video game console
This is an easy one since the video game console are due for a refresh. But we wouldn’t have guessed that the new Microsoft console will be called Xbox One.
RIM will license out BlackBerry 10 to another phone maker
2013 is a bad year for BlackBerry. It would have been slightly better if they managed to licensee out BlackBerry 10 to another phone maker. Unfortunately that didn’t happen.
Google Chrome OS gain popularity
That’s my wishful thinking. Nope, didn’t happen.
NFC starts to gain popularity
I’m actually surprised that the new iPhone didn’t have NFC. We do get more smartphone with NFC though. But sadly we didn’t see NFC services gaining popularity.
Mirrorless camera running Android
Spot on. Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy NX, a mirrorless camera running Android 4.2.
Hmmm…. I’m really bad with these Tech prediction.
Disclaimer: These predictions are my own views and not representative of those of my employer.

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