The U.S was the perfect environment to develop smartphone technology and millions of consumers now carry around devices made by companies like Apple and Samsung.
The amazing popularity of smartphones and the high level of people who now own one in the U.S has almost reached saturation point and this has resulted in the world’s leading technology companies now looking to divert their attentions to developing economies, where demand is still growing rapidly.
As this Smartphone Wars infographic illustrates, the battle is well and truly on for the major manufacturers to stake their claim in the hearts and minds of people from economies where consumerism is taking off in a big way.
In just a few short years, the smart phone has moved from a pricey toy for the technocratic elite to a device found in the pockets of almost everyone in the world. The rapid pace of change has seen several iterations of the most popular designs, and left some companies in the dust. Keeping pace with the smart phone market can be a taxing pursuit, but with the aid of our handy guide to some of the best on the market, you can find the best phone for you in no time flat.
The idea that Android could be a top dog OS would have been laughable just a few years ago but as of 2013 it had the largest user base of any mobile operating system. Android tablets, which had long played second fiddle to the iPad, finally outsold Apple's signature tablet in that same year (note: now they're well in the lead). That was also the year that Google's OS hit 1 billion activations and Android's share of the global smartphone shipment market was a whopping 81.3%. Now according to a report from research firm Gartner, actual Android device shipments will top 1 billion in 2014. Not too shabby!
While it may seem a little early to be talking about a smartphone as a form of currency, the reality is that new uses are being found for these devices every single day. As the user base of mobile phones increases, so do the number of apps aimed at this young and burgeoning market. It is now estimated that half of all American adults now own a smartphone.
In some cities, you can actually use your phone to purchase train or bus tickets on the go, showing your digital ticket stub to the driver as proof of payment. If you didn’t think that a mobile device could become as good as money, perhaps it’s time to rethink the usefulness of this popular technology. After all, we’re not just talking about some toy, we’re talking about a…
Over the past few decades, the rise of cell phones and mobile devices have altered the way that we connect with others almost entirely. No longer are we tethered to a landline, as we are now capable of communication no matter where we are in the world. With billions of people now using their mobile phones to connect with others, it is clear that our means of communication have changed forever.
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker provides quarterly information about the current state of the smartphone market. The data from last year's fourth quarter just arrived, so is possible to take a look at the big picture. The following infographic shows the market share and shipments of the major smartphone operating systems of 2013.
Hi Helloandroid readers! We are really excited to announce our latest work. We made the first ever interactive series specially for smartphones.
First there was a Hungarian startup with a great idea. They decided to make the most innovative experience in the world of series. They created the scripts, shot the episodes, and found a developer company with great experience in both Android and iOS development. Yep, that was Attrecto Smartphone Solutions, the guys behind helloandroid.com.
Overall sales of mobile phones dropped in the second quarter as consumers around the globe bought 2.3 percent fewer phones than over the same period last year. Research firm Gartner posits the idea that customers may be holding on to devices longer, waiting for the next big release. Even in the face of declining overall sales, Android's market share improved over the time frame.
The race between the world thinnest smartphones will never stop, but what I am going to show your today is not only the thinnest smartphone ever, it's probably the strongest thinnest device on planet Earth. Behold, the Oppo Finder it's only 6.65mm thick, making it the world's thinnest smartphone at the moment.