2014 was certainly a big year for technology. Whether it was Apple’s decision to release their new concept iBeats phone, or even more controversially, their ‘bendy’ iPhone 6, some of the most innovative pieces were released into the zeitgeist last year.
These radical new inventions helped to revolutionise a multitude of industries, from communications to travel and gaming. In particular, the gaming, indeed more specifically, the betting industry, has benefited from these developments. Here’s a look back at some of the best releases of 2014 to benefit the industry.
The super smartphone and ‘phablet’
As we have seen above, 2014 was a huge year for mobile phone releases, be they the Samsung Galaxy S5 or the Sony Xperia Z3. But 2014 also saw the release of the famed ‘phablet’ – a cross between a tablet and a smartphone, which ultimately gave gamers more freedom to immerse themselves in a virtual world. This was perfect, then, for the betting industry, which offered not only odds but also online games such as the ones at www.rubyfortune.com and many more exist within their own apps on the android and apple app stores.
Super speed mobile internet
In March 2014, David Cameron announced that the UK was working together with Germany to bring incredible 5G speeds to the nation. Of course, this is still yet to be rolled out throughout the country, but the current speeds we have are both hugely impressive and have improved the betting industry’s prospects tenfold. In some areas of Bristol, the current 4G and 4G+ mobile internet offering is a huge 57.3 megabytes per second – making updating odds a piece of cake, and video streaming of live sports games easier than ever.
The Nvidia Tegra X1
The manufacturers of some of the world’s most renowned microchips excelled themselves in 2014 when they unveiled the Tegra X1, dubbed a ‘super chip.’ The chip was on display at a recent press conference in Las Vegas and was described as “more powerful than a supercomputer the size of a suburban family home from 15 years ago.”
So how will the chip benefit the betting industry? The chip has already been lined up for on board computer systems for new models being created in 2015. As a major player in the gaming industry, the chip could soon be making its way into computers, consoles and smartphones in the coming months, making betting more fun than ever before.