Editorial: 10 predictions for the IoT in 2022

As we begin wrapping up the year, it’s time to predict what the IoT industry will look like in 2022.

Seamlessly connected homes

“The US market has seen substantial year-over-year growth in the number of connected homes, and this is expected to continue in the years to come,” analysts from McKinsey said in a recent report.

“However, we're still far from the vision of seamlessly connected homes.”

The emergence of Thread as a widely-backed...

Google looks set to finally debut its Apple Watch competitor in 2022

According to reports, the long-rumoured in-house smartwatch from Google will finally launch in 2022.

Insider reports that a smartwatch from Google codenamed Rohan will launch next year. When it hits the market, it will probably launch commercially as the Pixel Watch.

Rohan is said to have a round design without a physical bezel. Google employees have reportedly been allowed to use the prototype for feedback purposes but claim that it currently needs to be charged...

Forrester: Chip shortage will limit IoT growth by 10-15% in 2022

Forrester Research predicts the ongoing global chip shortage will limit IoT growth by 10-15 percent in 2022.

The chip shortage that’s plaguing all technology manufacturers is the result of several factors including trade conflicts and even a drought in Taiwan, the leading country for semiconductor manufacturing. However, the biggest factor was COVID-19.

COVID-19 forced the closure of many semiconductor manufacturing facilities. Meanwhile, the demand for technology...