The Internet of Things (IoT) network is rapidly expanding with billions of connected devices that collect and share data everyday. IoT technology extends internet connectivity beyond traditional computer devices to a variety of day-to-day equipment. IoT development services have enabled technology companies to launch a variety of smart devices like home assistants, thermostats, smartwatches, and internet-connected vehicles. Once these devices are connected to the internet, they exchange data to render a convenient lifestyle through home automation and other applications. Over recent years, there have been tremendous developments and advancements in IoT devices, enhancing their features and capabilities. As we approach the year 2020, research firms like Forrester, Gartner, and IDC are conducting mass surveys to identify the upcoming trends in IoT. In this blog post, we will discuss the potential advancements in IoT that are expected to disrupt various industries in 2020. Widespread Adoption of Smart Speaker Displays One of the latest developments in IoT is a Smart Display. The smart display is generally associated with a smart speaker which uses an integrated virtual assistant. It adds a visual element to the smart speaker, giving a face and personality to your virtual assistant. Amazon was the first to launch a smart speaker display (Echo Show) for its Alexa Echo devices. The company unveiled the first look of the Echo Show in May 2017 and the first device was launched in October 2018. Similarly, Google has come up with its own range of smart speaker displays under its Google Nest home automation solutions. In 2020, we are going to see many other tech giants launch their own versions of smart speaker displays. Lenovo and Samsung have already announced their devices. The social media giant Facebook has also come up with a similar device called Facebook Portal which is available three variants i.e Portal, Portal Plus, and Portal Mini.
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