No matter how much these companies try to convince you that their LATEST phone is going to change your life, smartphones have reached a Plateau. The five basics of Smartphone: Build, Display, Camera, Performance & Battery have matured to a stage, where they can do mostly everything we hope to do with our phones, even for the next 2-3 years. And I think this is not something to be disappointed about, but something that should be celebrated. It allows for the smartphone industry to fine tune the various inventions made over the years, most importantly to be able to integrate these little pieces of ‘magic’ into the very strata of human lifestyle. And this is perhaps the most exciting part… as Smartphones’ true potential lies in the democracy that it brings to Personal Computing, weaving the Next Billion into this stage of civilization.
Smartphones have to overcome their Socio-Economic hurdles, be as robustly accessible and consumed as, say, ELECTRICITY.
For this to happen, smartphones have to overcome their Socio-Economic hurdles, be as robustly accessible as, say, ELECTRICITY. And that can’t be sufficed by great engineering. For that, companies have to catapult the socio-economic nature of smartphone age.
One key aspect is : “contagious adoption”. This, in the shadow of modern networking, has never had featured such INFLUENTIAL levels. And what we call, the Information Age, is literal to the phenomena like OnePlus, or Justin Bieber.