The simple cell phone of the 1990s, first presented to the world in the late twentieth century, has truly come of age, and in a big way! The smartphone of today, packed with an array of innovative features and mind-boggling functionalities, is no longer just a ho-hum mobile phone that facilitates two-way communication via calls and messages, but a one-of-a-kind mini-computer that has evolved over time to quickly adapt to the dynamic consumer needs.
With a global prediction of 2.87 billion smartphone users by 2020, it’s easy to see that smartphones are here to stay for the foreseeable future, and that demand for these highly functional and perceptive phones will continue to climb in the coming years.
Present Use of Smartphones
Look about you and you’ll see this versatile mobile phone meeting the day-to-day demands of millions of people who can’t fathom their lives without it. It has cleverly obsoleted several vital equipment by combining their core capabilities. Few, if any, devices can compete with this all-in-one device, which not only allows you to take confident selfies and groupfies, but also serves as an extensive entertainment repository with films, apps, 3D games, and more! Furthermore, the ubiquitous smartphone has evolved into a one-stop solution that allows you to pay your bills, check your account balance, access e-books, create presentations, draught and send emails, book cabs, reserve railway and airline tickets, compute with spreadsheets and calculators, make video calls, surf the web, locate the nearest restaurant or hospital, remotely lock and unlock your car, and much more. Even if you’re on the move!
What Should We Expect From Smartphones in the Future?
Improved Battery Life – Our smartphones’ infinite capabilities need a more durable battery life that lasts for days on end without the need for periodic recharge. Consider a circumstance in which your phone’s battery refuses to die despite hours of nonstop gaming or video streaming…unparalleled!
Wireless Charging – With rumours circulating that the upcoming iPhone 8 will support wireless charging, we can’t help but fantasise about a day when our smartphones won’t need physical tethering or power ports because unlimited wireless power will be a reality, changing the way we recharge our non-negotiable electronic devices. This will eliminate the need to conserve battery power in your phone, allowing for the development of smaller batteries that take up less space, which can then be used to incorporate other important functions. Likewise, you should be aware of the benefits and drawbacks of wireless phone charging.
Improved speech recognition and interpretation ability – Searching and retrieving information has never been easier than it is now, thanks to clever personal assistants like Siri, Cortana, and Google Assistant. Further research and advancement in the realm of your smartphone’s ability to support individualised voice recognition, language translation, and a natural language user interface that allows you and your mobile phone to execute a variety of voice-based tasks such as asking questions, sourcing facts and figures, locating directions without having to type long texts, responding to user queries, suggesting recommendations, and executing user commands are all in the works for the future. Simply speak the magic words “Ok Google” or “Hey Siri” and sit back and relax while your smartphone goes into overdrive.
Amazing virtual assistant – “Hurry, you only have 15 minutes before the call beginCs at 4:00 p.m.,” “It’s time for your evening computer class,” etc. are more intuitive than ever. Because it’s cloudy outside, don’t forget to bring your umbrella.” Just in case you thought we were doing some self-promotion here, we aren’t! As your futuristic smartphone prepares to treat you with many more of these pleasant reminders and useful forewarnings in the shape of your very own talented and intuitive virtual assistant – we simply gave you a sneak peek into what’s in store for you in the near future.Virtual assistant is the one who always has your best interests at heart and works hard to understand your unique usage patterns in order to make appropriate and personalised suggestions that are completely tailored to you!
The future of smartphones is both ominous and uncertain. While we can try to foresee the road ahead by examining current technology, the fact remains that no one can foretell the future with certainty, particularly in the fast-paced mobile business. We can only hope that these pocket-sized devices will continue to make our lives easier.