//And It’s A Wrap! How was 2016 for Mobile and Cloud

And It’s A Wrap! How was 2016 for Mobile and Cloud

It’s time to say sayonara to 2016!

Only a few days are remaining for ending of this year. 2017 will bring a fresh start with more enthusiasm and innovations. Before wishing Good Bye to 2016, let have an overview of technology inventions and updates took place during the year.

Well, 2016 will be one of the landmark years that gifted the human beings with highly advanced tools and technologies. Mobile and Cloud are the hottest technology of this decade. These technologies became a subject of interest from techies to layman as they become an integral part of our day to day life.


Smartphone becomes an inseparable part of our life. It’s more of a necessity than a luxury! There is minimum one smartphone launch every day that contains cutting edge features in the least pricing. It increases the competition.

“The number of people with a “smartphone subscription” reached 2.6 billion in 2015. This figure is expected to grow to 6.1 billion by 2020.” – Ericsson Mobility Report

Here we are going to explore about the major hardware and software updates launched by the fortune 500 companies of mobile industry.


Apple is a brand that creates products for a class and not for mass. In 2016, the giant released the grand iPhone 7. The company also launched a bigger version of the iPhone too called iPhone 7 Plus. The list of Apple innovations is headed by the most waited launch of Watch OS 3, tvOS, updates in macOS with the rebranding of “macOS Sierra”, and iOS 10.

Are you interested to learn each of these updates in brief? Visit WWDC 2016 Keynote: Gigantic Announcements from Apple at A Glance. The article talks about all the minor to major launch of the Apple in its mega event WWDC 2016 Keynote.


The major announcement of Google in mobile industry for 2016 is obviously Android Nougat 7. Google launched a bunch of software and hardware products that include the release of Google Allo & Duo, Android Studio 2.2, and Android Instant Apps in software category.

On the other hand, Google launched Pixel and Pixel XL, Google Home, Google VR platform “Daydream”, Chromecast Ultra, Google Wifi, Android Wear 2.0 and Google Assistant as its hardware products.


Samsung launched its momentous Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in the range of hardware. While in software the company introduced Samsung Pay.


The most emerging technology of this era. Increasing ratio of cloud adoption proves that businesses are moving towards cloud to automate and simplify their business processes. It also helps organizations to facilitate their internal and external resources with high-end flexibility in terms of accomplishing their tasks accurately.

“Cloud IT infrastructure spending will grow at CAGR of 15.1% from 2014 to 2019, reaching $53.1B billion by 2019.” – IDC

Have’s an overview of breakthrough products and services launched by the cloud market leaders in 2016. Innovations of these companies decide the trend of the cloud market.

Amazon Web Services

AWS is the market leader for Public IaaS and PaaS. The company has recently launched a series of cloud services during its highly admired cloud conference called re:Invent. During this event, they released many technology updates including EC2 R4 Instances, Amazon EC2 I3 Instances, PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora, Athena, Amazon rekogniotion, Amazon Polly, AWS Greengrass, Amazon Batch, AWS Glue, Blox, AWS Sheild, C# in AWS Lambda and much more.

To have thorough insights on each new updates launched by Amazon Web Services, please visit The Grand AWS re:Invent 2016 re:Cap. In case you missed the AWS re:Invent, this article covers each detail of all keynote presentations delivered by AWS leaders.

Microsoft Azure

The strong competitor of Amazon Web Services. In 2016, Microsoft Azure released numerous updates almost in every month.

In the first quarter of 2016, Microsoft Azure released Azure Automation, Microsoft Intune, Azure App and Container Services, Power BI, IoT Hub, Machine Learning, OMS, Virtual Machine, DV2, Eclipse, Visual Studio, PowerShell, etc.

While during April, May and June of 2016, the company launched updates for Parse Server, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Analytics Platform System, Azure Data Catalogue, Media Analytics, Azure IoT Gateway SDK, CDN, Azure SQL Database, Azure Scheduler, Azure DevTest Labs, Premium Storage, Cognitive Services, and so on.

Azure released EMS, WPC, Microsoft Stream, PowerBI Desktop, Advanced Threat Analytics, Azure Service Fabric, Azure Stack, etc. during the third quarter. They also released updates in their existing products and services.

In the last quarter of the year, Azure has released numerous updates to boost the capabilities of its existing services and products.

Google Cloud

Key focus of Google for 2016 was Machine Learning. The company also released SatackDriver, a beta version of Customer Supplied Encryption Keys, Open Source, and Big Query Advancements. The search engine leader also introduced few cutting edge features such as Cloud IAM, Audit Logging Google Speech API, and so on.

Of course, there are loads of mobile and cloud service providers around the world who have developed the revolutionary products. But we consider only market leaders to facilitate you with deep insights about the upcoming industry trends.

Being one of the leading mobile and cloud service provider, Intuz believes to stay updated with all technology updates of the industry. It helps in our continuous growth that untimely enable us to attain maximum client satisfaction by delivering incredible solutions for mobile or/and cloud platform.

By | 2018-05-23T09:26:10+00:00 December 28th, 2016|

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