Mobile device use is increasing fast
Once there was the computer. It was big, bulky, slow and not something you want to use all that often. But gradually technology improved and computers went mainstream. Then they got smaller. Then they got faster. Then they got better.
Technology moves extraordinarily fast in the online and computing space. Since the days of those huge computers technology has seen enormous leaps forward that have produced products such as the laptop and the mobile device.
Consumers can now hold a computer in the palm of their hand that is more powerful than massive computers were a decade or two ago, more convenient to use, relatively cheap and extraordinarily useful.
As a result there has been an explosion in mobile use. And this is not just mobile phones, other mobile devices such as tablets and laptops are also showing exponential growth in use and mobile devices are now overtaking desktops in numbers used.
In fact it is now estimated that there are roughly the same number of mobile devices in use today as there are people. It’s estimated that there are around 7 billion mobile devices on the planet, roughly the same as the number of people.
Technological improvements in a whole range of areas have been responsible for this trend. Of course the ability to produce memory on smaller and smaller chips is a huge part of this, however other technological advancements such as improvements in data delivery speeds, for example through the 4G network, have meant that it is now entirely possible, for people with good connections, to stream videos and to watch movies in the palm of their hand. (more…)