The Mobile Device Revolution

The Mobile Device Revolution

RECEP KARACA
RECEP KARACA
14 November 2018 Wednesday 21:27
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The Mobile Device Revolution

Due to their constantly improving capabilities, mobile devices, especially smartphones, have been massively adopted worldwide and have transformed both our lifestyle and the way many businesses operate. Mobile apps have become ubiquitous for reading news, interacting on social networks, navigating maps, video chatting, shopping, managing bank accounts, watching videos, listening to music, reading e-books, etc.

The Change Brought By Smartphones and Tablets

A typical example of expansion from web-based platforms to mobile app platforms is represented by online casinos – this expansion likely meant people can use the service more often. Obviously, this means more revenue in the corresponding sector and consequently, more players. We should have appropriate knowledge of how we test and rate online casinos in order to identify reliable platforms with fair rules and safe from a legal point of view.

The Unique Advantages Of Smartphones And Tablets That Determine Their Success

Portability

This feature is the most obvious one – the fact that the device can be taken anywhere and is always accessible (as opposed to a computer), makes it the primary candidate for:

  • keeping contact with others;
  • for calendar syncing;
  • alarm clocks;
  • fitness or health tracking (a pedometer, run tracker, sleep cycle monitor);
  • etc.

Integration of many sensors

Smartphones contain many more types of sensors compared to a computer. Thus, a computer normally lacks a GPS sensor or a good camera, has no NFC chip, no accelerometer or device position sensor as well as no gyrocompass, no temperature or barometric pressure sensor, no light or proximity sensor. Even fingerprint readers and face detection are much wider implemented in smartphones than computers. Obviously, this leads to way greater capabilities for smartphones.

Free And Intuitive Operating System

The Android system has been a true revolution when it came to democratizing smartphones. One of its key advantages is that it covers an incredible range of devices from newer to very old ones - this fragmentation is also bad in many respects but it surely contributes to a higher accessibility by users with budget devices or older devices (and to a longer life-cycle for any device).

It is extremely important that all mobile operating systems are made very intuitive. As we know, Linux OS versions for computers were also free but they could never reach the popularity of free mobile operating systems and apart from the price argument, the reasons could be that there is less standardization in the field but also that those operating systems were much less intuitive and user-friendly. Of course, one major advantage of a mobile OS is that it comes for free. Thus even Microsoft has adapted to this reality offering its mobile Windows for free (in order to ensure some presence on the market).

            To conclude, there are a few crucial features that are responsible for the witnessed huge success of mobile devices and which also explain their high potential for the future. In that way, it is relevant to consider the idea of having such a gadget for everyday life use.

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