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Bleak Future of PCs and Rise of Smartphones

Technological change has always been the important part in evolution of mankind. Everyday a new marvel and latest invention becomes a part of our lives. The journey from Charles Babbage’s first ever computer to desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones, elucidates the most thrilling and exciting part of human survival since its existence. No matter where we are sitting, every minor information related to any element of the world is at our right click now. Who knew that one day a room size computer would be made compact to such an extent that we can hold it in our hands. Now gadgets are more trendy and easy to hold. Due to the ease and user-friendly nature of these devices we have seen that the huge computers or PCs are now replaced by trendy smartphones and tablets. Therefore, this shift from PC to cell phone is the biggest of its type.

Due to the ease and user-friendly nature of these devices we have seen that the huge computers or PCs are now replaced by trendy smartphones and tablets. Therefore, this shift from PC to cell phone is the biggest of its type

Worldwide people are spending more time on their smartphones than on traditional PCs, suggested by many studies as well.

Global shipment of PCs and laptops is stagnating day by day; whereas the influx of smartphones is still on the rise

This is also evident from the fact that global shipment of PCs and laptops is stagnating day by day; whereas the influx of smartphones is still on the rise. Buyers are spending more time on their phones in the same way as they use to do on their computers, they are also spending more money in buying these trendy devices. The outcome is quite obvious that soon mobile devices will surpass PCs.

Logging into social media from smartphones is as easy as ABC these days and to look at the other side of picture, PCs or even laptops are not that frequently accessed by users in their busy life style. According to the market researcher International Data Corporation’s latest report, worldwide personal-computer shipments have dropped 2.4% in the fourth quarter as demand from businesses for new machines has actually declined. Many reasons have contributed to this decreased use of PCs as now there are many game-changers in the market and people are facilitated with many other classy options.  The IDC report also highlighted that some of the decline was offset by rising interest in Google Inc.’s Chromebooks, which are low-cost laptops running Google software, and promotions by Microsoft Corp. around its Windows 8 software and Bing search.

According to the market researcher International Data Corporation’s latest report, worldwide personal-computer shipments have dropped 2.4% in the fourth quarter as demand from businesses for new machines has actually declined

PC sales have been under pressure for several years as consumers increasingly do more computing on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets as they are easier to handle.

Late Steve Job, the CEO of Apple, also prophesied about the future of smartphones and tables. He added to this tech-war that soon PCs will be surpassed by fashionable tablets and cell phones. The recent crazy tablet and smartphone growth has clearly indicated that 2015 will be the year in which Job’s post-PC prediction will become reality.

Late Steve Job, the CEO of Apple, also prophesied about the future of smartphones and tables. He added to this tech-war that soon PCs will be surpassed by fashionable tablets and cell phones

As internet is changing, there are multiple things we can do with our phones in coming years as compared to the oversized personal Computers of 90’s. Previously sitting in subway and making a Skype call was an over-loaded idea, even making a video call via 3G/4G connected pocket-sized device was just not plausible.

The search giant Google has announced its plans to change its ranking method accordingly through a brand new algorithm. Browsing for information or study, entertainment, social websites, news or media, online shopping, gaming etc. all are now easily accessible through smartphones and tablets.

Smartphone’s victory over PC is also highlighted by Gartner, a leading data analyst, according to which Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users recorded  fourth quarter of 2014 with an increase of 29.9% from the fourth quarter of 2013 to reach 367.5 million units. And Apple is on the top since 2012 in this competition as the following chart indicates:

Bleak Future of PCs and Rise of Smartphones

The mobile economy is blooming at an even faster rate than expected by many think tanks of the industry.

Smartphone’s victory over PC is also highlighted by Gartner, a leading data analyst, according to which Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users recorded fourth quarter of 2014 with an increase of 29.9% from the fourth quarter of 2013 to reach 367.5 million units

This increased mobile market can prove to be a cash-cow for mobile industry in coming years. Mobile giants like Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi etc. are already in competition to launch their best devices and attract their users. Although PCs might not completely be replaced by other devices in the near future but their use will definitely diminish to a larger extent.