is it a lot?
61.5% of the world population owns a cellphone – 4.78 billion. but when we talk about smartphone there are 3.5 billion people with them.
As early as 1931, writer Erich Kastner described a mobile phone in his book Thirty-Five in May.
In 1954, Robert Heinlein also predicted in the book “The Monster of the Stars” that technology would evolve into a complete mobile phone.
Technology that enables wireless telephone calls through two-way wireless transmission was well-known in the 1940s.
In June 1946, AT&T, then the largest telecommunications company in the United States, through its Southwestern Bell research labs.
introduced the first telephone operated by vehicles without the need for a stationary communication line.
It happened in St. Louis, Missouri, and the new invention was great, heavyweight, and very disruptive. Unlike cellular technology.
the old mobile phone was limited in its capacity (few users possible at any given moment) and the coverage range was limited to a specific area.
what about social connection?
In the 2000s, studies began to be published examining the social effects of the growing use of cell phones.
Australian research in 2007 found that mobile devices blur the boundaries between home and work, improve the level of synchronization between tasks and social activities, and help keep people far apart
Another aspect of using a mobile device is the relative ease with which outbound and inbound calls can be tracked, allowing governments and intelligence agencies to penetrate users’ privacy, listen and record calls, and locate the conversations on the device.
In addition, there is a phenomenon known as nomophobia, which describes people who are excessively concerned about losing contact with the cell phone as a result of oblivion, loss, an empty battery, a malfunction, and the like.
Why the number so important?
The significance of these numbers is especially important to Internet publishers, developers, and marketers.
Attention should be paid to the widespread use of smartphones for Internet browsing and the importance of websites being mobile versions.
Certainly, the proportion of smartphone owners will also increase in light of the fact that many manufacturers around the world produce smartphones with similar features to those of major brands.
but at cheap prices. Thus, smartphones will be accessible to many third-world users such as China and India.
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