Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Smartphone Revolution

The smartphone is by far one of the most popular tech device to date and more than 50% of the people in the face of the earth owns one. Here is an infograpic of this revolution by Dialphone. In this infographic they talk about the evolution of devices, uses of smartphones, major mobile operating systems, network evolution, and the processors powering modern smartphones. The first ever smartphone was the IBM Simon and that device was introduced in 1993 but the problem is that it is not so much easier to use. We fast forward to almost 20 years in the future and we now have smartphones like the Galaxy S III and the iPhone 5 which are both smart and easy to use. There are 4 major smartphone OS's currently in the market which are Android, iOS, Blackberry OS and Windows Phone. The pack is leaded by Android which has over 60% of the market share. The evolution of mobile networks have evolved throughout the years and now we have 4G LTE which is  capable of data speeds of up to 100 mbits/s. Finally we have one of the most essential piece of hardware which is powering the modern smartphone which is the processor. The are 5 major mobile processors which are Qualcomm's Snapdragon, Texas Instruments OMAP, Nvidia's Tegra lineup, Samsung's Exynos, and Apple's A series of chips. So this tells us we have been through so much in such a short period so who knows how the smartphone will look in the next 5-10 years. 

Source: Phonearena