In a period of economic turmoil, smartphones proved to be a lucrative economic venture. The first iPhone was released on June 29, 2007; that day that marked the beginning of the world becoming a large, always-connected community. With social messaging sites like Facebook and Twitter, someone halfway across the world can communicate with someone from their pocket. Now over half of Americans own a type of smartphone, and Facebook has over 1 billion users. Smartphones have become an integral part for everyday life, and founded a new, modern culture.
These new technology inventions were the dream of the 1960s, and now they finally become reality. Thousands of communication applications were also invented and developed to provide service and satisfy the need of smartphone’s users. However, there is just only a quarter of the time people use a smartphone to make calls. While the rest of time people use it to browse the Internet and connect with social media. People are likely to read the electronic newspaper, play games and get on the social network through their
According to the (Raychaudhuri & Mandayam, 2012) the mobile Internet represents the “second wave of the wireless revolution which started with the remarkable adoption of cellular phones”. And it exceed 4 billion of users at the end of the 2011. In 2001 cellular technology started to introduce “3G” (Third Generation) services and “4G” (Fourth Generation) services in 2005, with enabling wide range of mobile broadband connection. (Raychaudhuri & Mandayam, 2012). 02.
Smartphones are used for carrying out various tasks like checking email, downloading and installing mobile apps, paying utility bills and performing online financial transactions. In the era of digitalization it is essential to use Smartphone for performing online transactions. The number of Smartphone users worldwide is projected to amount to nearly 2.7 billion by 2019. It is expected that, by 2017, almost a third of the total global population will use a Smartphone (Statista, n.d.). India, the second most populous country in the world, is projected to pass the United States in number of Smartphone users in 2017.
The human 's everyday routine has gradually changed as the enhancement of the modern technology and growing understanding advantages of using it. So, nowadays many people possibly have their own mobile devices such as smartphone or laptop. According to the article, "U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015" by Aaron Smith, "64% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind, up from 35% in the spring of 2011"(Web). From the article, just focusing on, for example, smartphone users in America, it is obvious that two in third population have their own mobile devices. Moreover, according to one survey by Anshul Srivastava in the article, “2 Billion Smartphone Users By 2015: 83% of Internet Usage From Mobiles”, over four billion people were reported as a smartphone user, that is more than world’s half of the population.
Besides, ‘The Simon’ from IBM is the first Smartphone that was released in 1993. Blackberry is counted as the innovative gadget because it established its own operating system, Blackberry Internet System, which has many functions such as web surfing, email and fax and this resulted in the growing of Smartphones in the market with the RIM’s Blackberry series in 2001 (Song, n.d.). The establishment of the iPhone is the start of the second stage of Smartphone generation and its’ uprising revolution in the Smartpho... ... middle of paper ... ...neral public, educators, businessmen and non-governmental organizations, the main question that should be addressed and answered is: “Does smartphones benefit the society?” 1.4Thesis Statement After a deep research on this issue, it can be concluded that the use of Smartphone benefits the society. The use of Smartphones has more positive effects to the society because Smartphones act as learning tools, creating new dimensions for business and positive impact to the users. 1.5Scope of Research As a result, based on the thesis statement above, this research report will emphasize on how Smartphones benefit the society.
Six of the participants stated that the ability to quickly search the internet for information was of great use, although was less important than when in the library as they had access to their own computers in their room. Surprisingly many of the participants felt that although socialising online through mobiles could be extremely distracting at times, the ability to quickly ask a fellow student about work was very helpful. Not only did it aid their studying ability it would often reduce any stress about current work or looming deadlines. Additionally, a few participants said that their mobiles meant they could keep in contact with their group when doing group work so they could set up meeting times and transfer information about the
This was the first time since the mobile craze that that amount of phones had shipped. Tablets on the other hand shipped 221 million units in 2013. While not as high of number as the smartphones, the tablet shipments worldwide represented a 53.5 percent increase in shipments compared to that number in 2012. The reason for the popularity of smartphones and tablets is because of their many capabilities. In apple’s appstore for the iPad and the iPhone there was a reported 1 million apps available for use on the platform in October 2013.
As a country India has accepted the mobile culture readily which has also given the country prosperous economic rewards. According to the World Bank reports every 10 mobile phones per 100 people in a typical developing country can increase GDP growth by 0.8% points. India is expected to reach 893 million users by 2015 which will be 64.69% of the population . Handset companies in India: Apple Celkon mobile G Five HTC Karbonn mobiles Lava mobiles LG Micromax mobile Motorola Nokia Onida Panasonic Samsung Spice Sony About Nokia: Nokiais a Finnish communications and information technology multinational corporation that is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. Its Nokia Solutions and Networkscompany provides telecommunications network equipment and services,while Internet services, including applications, games, music, media and messaging, and free-of-charge digital map information and navigation services, are delivered through its wholly owned subsidiary.
A “phablet” is the nickname given to a device that is a hybrid of a smartphone and a tablet. There were 10 million Samsung Galaxy Notes sold within the year of its production. The Galaxy Note 2, which followed after the original Note, had even more success than its predecessor. “phablets” have successfully fulfill a desire for more space. The bigger smartphones that we see today were inspired by the success of tablets.