Trends tell us plenty about the bigger picture of where things are moving and why, after all — and while we certainly can’t say anything for sure (well, except for one thing), it seems awfully likely that these themes will dominate the Android discussion for the 50-some-odd weeks ahead.
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Trend #1: The virtual assistant as the primary ecosystem
Trend #2: More mediocre A.I. everywhere
Trend #3: More convergence and blurred lines
Trend #4: More meaningless (but marketing-friendly) metrics
Trend #5: More silly hardware gimmicks
Trend #6: More notches — in even weirder ways
Trend #7: Rising device prices