Imagine local 5G connections with a latency lower than 1 ms. Imagine people gathered in schools and theater’s or walking down the street. I don’t know what the max distance for direct connections will be, but it could be quite amazing. Android is based on Linux and with the Android NDK (native development kit) and the coming phones using Snapdragons and other fast CPU’s quite some amazing things could happen! 5G is actually designed to support P2P applications. This stuff could be huge.
D2D communication enables the exchange of data traffic directly between user equipment without the use of base stations or the core network other than for assistance in setting up direct connections. D2D communication supports new usage models based on the proximity of users, including social networking applications, peer-to-peer content sharing, and public safety communications in the absence of network coverage.
4G is essentially 10 times faster than 3G, clocking in at a delightful 10 megabits per second on a good day. 5G will exist in a range spanning between 100 and 1,000 times the speed of 4G.