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Top 65 Mobile Trends in October

From Top-Tier Flagship Smartphones to Co-Viewing Chat Experiences

— October 25, 2020 — Tech
This collection of October 2020 mobile trends highlight some of the best and most noteworthy product announcements of the year as well as a number of app-focused innovations. On the hardware side, we've seen Google unveil the new Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5 to the delight of prosumers, while the Sony Xperia 5 II was shown off as one of the best when it comes to photography. The weeks ahead will continue to see brands announce new handsets in anticipation of the holiday season, which could see more consumers than ever upgrading their existing device to a 5G-enabled solution as networks continue to come online around the world.

These October 2020 mobile trends also include a number of robust app ideas such as ones that connect consumers via chat or video methods to help them watch content together when spending increased time apart.
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Cajun Cuisine Reward Apps
Cajun Cuisine Reward Apps
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux Now Offers a Loyalty Program and App
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Rideshare App Transit Information
Rideshare App Transit Information
Lyft's Transit Feature Allows Users to Compare Routes and Prices
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Convenient Mobile App Recommendations
Convenient Mobile App Recommendations
Android 11 Update Includes App Suggestions on Home Screens
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Intent-Based Operating Systems
Intent-Based Operating Systems
Android 11 Provides Users with Better Ways to Communicate
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Convenient Smartphone Trade-Ins
Convenient Smartphone Trade-Ins
Google Allows Consumers to Trade in Their Old Phones for Credit
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60
Kid-Friendly App Store Updates
Kid-Friendly App Store Updates
Google Play Now Includes a 'Kids' Tab and 'Teacher Approved' Badges
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59
AI-Powered Flood Forecasting
AI-Powered Flood Forecasting
Google Created a Flood Forecasting System Covering All of India
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58
Upgraded Audio-Guided Exercise Apps
Upgraded Audio-Guided Exercise Apps
The Auro App Now Includes New Running Features and More Music
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57
App-Based Fantasy Adventures
App-Based Fantasy Adventures
'Marble Knights' is Available Through the Apple Arcade
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Affordable Recycled Smartphone Expansions
Affordable Recycled Smartphone Expansions
Google's Pixel 4a is Now Available to Canadian Consumers
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Mobile Rewards App Promotions
Mobile Rewards App Promotions
WaBa Grill is Gifting Free Meals in Return for Joining Its App
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At-Home Tailgate Deliveries
At-Home Tailgate Deliveries
This 7-Eleven Pizza Promotion Helps Fans "Homegate"
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Affordable Triple Lens Smartphones
Affordable Triple Lens Smartphones
Samsung's Galaxy A11 Boasts Impressive Photography Capabilities
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In-App Voting Games
In-App Voting Games
Houseparty Joined Forces with When We All Vote to Encourage Voting in November
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AI-Powered Mobile Reading Tools
AI-Powered Mobile Reading Tools
Adobe's Liquid Mode Makes It Easier to Read Mobile PDF Files
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Short-Form Video Expansions
Short-Form Video Expansions
YouTube Shorts Allow Users to Film and Edit Clips Via Mobile
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Voice Assistant Sports Information
Voice Assistant Sports Information
Google Assistant Users Can Now Access Baseball Information
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Customer-Loyalty QSR Launches
Customer-Loyalty QSR Launches
Starbucks Rewards Members with its New Star Days Promotion
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Affordable 5G Smartphones
Affordable 5G Smartphones
The Google Pixel 4a 5G Has a Crisp Edge-to-Edge Display
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Location-Based Socialization Apps
Location-Based Socialization Apps
The 'Fyrabend' App Lets Users Find Others to Hang Out With
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NFC-Enabled Gin Bottles
NFC-Enabled Gin Bottles
The Stin's Limited-Edition Gin Can Be Authenticated by an NFC Chip
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Curated Audio News Platforms
Curated Audio News Platforms
Google Created a Personalized Audio News Too Named 'Your News Update'
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Pandemic-Friendly Navigation Platforms
Pandemic-Friendly Navigation Platforms
Google Maps Added Pandemic Statistics to Its Platform
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AI-Powered Navigation Apps
AI-Powered Navigation Apps
Google Maps Collaborated with DeepMind AI to Improve Eta Times
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Swiveling Screen Smartphones
Swiveling Screen Smartphones
The LG WING Smartphone Allows for Enhanced Multitasking
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Haute Hidden Camera Smartphones
Haute Hidden Camera Smartphones
The ZTE Axon 20 5G Smartphone Has a Near Bezel-Free Design
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Smartphone Backup Hard Drives
Smartphone Backup Hard Drives
The iDiskk MFi Certified External Hard Drive is for iOS Devices
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Reverse Wireless Charging Smartphones
Reverse Wireless Charging Smartphones
The Google Pixel 5 Can Charge Up Headphones and More
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Mobile Ordering Features
Mobile Ordering Features
Google Users Can Now Order from Panera by Searching 'Panera near Me'
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Search Engine Styling Apps
Search Engine Styling Apps
UNIQLO's StyleHint App Helps Users Discover New Styles and Tips
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Expense-Splitting Finance Apps
Expense-Splitting Finance Apps
The 'Luna' App Helps Users Split Bills, Utilities and More
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34
Top-Tier Flagship Smartphones
Top-Tier Flagship Smartphones
The Sony Xperia 5 II Packs Plenty of Power for Prosumers
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In-App Food Delivery Advertising
In-App Food Delivery Advertising
Uber Eats Created a New In-App Advertising Tool for Restaurants
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32
Next-Gen Night Photography Smartphones
Next-Gen Night Photography Smartphones
The Nokia 2.4 Captures Photos with Incredible Detail
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31
Digital Artist Livestreams
Digital Artist Livestreams
The Amazon Music App Now Has Streaming Features Through Twitch
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30
Eco Restaurant-Rating Apps
Eco Restaurant-Rating Apps
JYBE Shares Reviews & Ratings on Businesses with Eco-Friendly Packaging
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29
PWYC Burger Promotions
PWYC Burger Promotions
This Burger King Whopper Sandwich Deal Lets Patrons Pay What They Want
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28
Charitable Virtual Night Runs
Charitable Virtual Night Runs
Participants Can Raise Meal Donations Through the Ultra Night Run
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27
AR Bridal Gowns
AR Bridal Gowns
David's Bridal and Vertebrae Visualize AR Wedding Dresses
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26
Multi-Day Battery Gaming Smartphones
Multi-Day Battery Gaming Smartphones
The Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC Has a 5,160mAh Battery Pack and More
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25
Virtual 3D Tech Festivals
Virtual 3D Tech Festivals
The 3D Tech Festival Explored the Future of Technology & Fashion
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Shifting Display Smartphones
Shifting Display Smartphones
This LG Wing Concept Has a Design That's Ready for Multitasking
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Smartphone-Powered Eyesight Trainers
Smartphone-Powered Eyesight Trainers
The 'Eyeye' Eyesight Trainer App Reduce Strain and More
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Coffee-Tracing QR Codes
Coffee-Tracing QR Codes
The Meet the Farmer QR Code Gives Coffee Drinkers Transparency
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21
Smart Mailbox Sensors
Smart Mailbox Sensors
The Ring Mailbox Sensor Shares an Alert When a Mailbox is Opened
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20
Co-Viewing Chat Experiences
Co-Viewing Chat Experiences
Facebook Messenger Watch Together Lets Users View Together
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Mood-Tracking Journal Apps
Mood-Tracking Journal Apps
The 'Feelyou' Social Mood Tracker Helps with Better Self-Care
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Flexible Tablet-Like Smartphones
Flexible Tablet-Like Smartphones
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G Smartphone is Thin and Robust
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Voice Assistant Phone Grips
Voice Assistant Phone Grips
TalkSocket Helps Smartphone Users Take a Smart Assistant on the Go
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Phone-Matching Press-On Nails
Phone-Matching Press-On Nails
PopSockets Nails Perfectly Coordinate with PopGrips
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Smart Contraceptive Cases
Smart Contraceptive Cases
The Emme Smart Case Helps to Track Pills Taken Daily
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Rugged Enhanced Battery Smartwatches
Rugged Enhanced Battery Smartwatches
The HONOR Watch GS Pro Delivers Up to 25 Days of Battery Life
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Pro-Grade Mobile Game Controllers
Pro-Grade Mobile Game Controllers
The Serafim S1 Smartphone Game Controller is Easy to Use
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Self-Diagnostic Skincare Tools
Self-Diagnostic Skincare Tools
The AI-Powered Digital Beauty Advisor Offers Unique Recommendations
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Redesigned E-Commerce Mobile Apps
Redesigned E-Commerce Mobile Apps
The Amazon App for iOS Was Redesigned to Streamline Purchases
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Smartphone-Matching Kickstands
Smartphone-Matching Kickstands
The Spigen U100 Universal Kickstand Folds Up When Not in Use
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Contactless Body Measurements
Contactless Body Measurements
3DLOOK Helps Made-to-Measure Companies Collect Body Data Remotely
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Automated Smartphone Gimbals
Automated Smartphone Gimbals
The OPTREC by Optec Smartphone Photography Mount is Interactive
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Ergonomic Phone Stands
Ergonomic Phone Stands
PUSH Product Design Created STANND to Improve Mobile Interactions
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Nostalgic 5G Smartphone Designs
Nostalgic 5G Smartphone Designs
The Motorola razr 2 Has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Processor
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Smartphone Video Production Grips
Smartphone Video Production Grips
The Shoulderpod G2 Maximizes Capabilities
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Rural Unstaffed Supermarkets
Rural Unstaffed Supermarkets
Lifvs Brings Automated Supermarkets Where They're Needed Most
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IoT-Connected Bike Lights
IoT-Connected Bike Lights
The ioLIGHT Was Designed with Urban Commuters in Mind
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Pop-Up Microcinemas
Pop-Up Microcinemas
Oppo Mobile's Cinema in London Lets People Watch Films on Handsets
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Minimalist Grayscale Smartphone Themes
Minimalist Grayscale Smartphone Themes
iOS 14 Icons Transforms App Imagery to be More Simplistic
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