Smartphone Penetration in Our Everyday Lifestyle
Smartphones have become a necessity rather than a want in todays’ world. The use of smartphones is growing day by day and its use is being integrated into our daily routine.
Now instead of getting up to start our laptop or computer to check our email or getting in touch with the digital world, we take our cell phone out of our pocket and with one touch of a button get all our mails, tweets, Facebook notifications, Whatsapp messages, YouTube videos right there and then on our phone.
These uses are not even a slice of the whole pie when it comes to the potential uses of smartphones. We have literally become couch potatoes, all thanks to technology which is flying by faster than the speed of light!
Our smartphones are now integrated with GPS satellites helping us navigate all around the world without the hassle of going to a local store to buy a map, Wi-Fi, edge & 3G enabling us to access internet anywhere and anytime, built-in audio & video players-listening to music and watching our favorite videos on the go, mobile TV-watching our favorite shows anywhere anytime, state of the art cameras, calendar, to-do lists, personal assistant (Siri), video games, data synchronization, Microsoft office, mass storage, the list just goes on and on and on.
The speed at which mobile technology is growing, I believe that the technology of laptops and computers will become obsolete in a matter of a few years.
Smartphones can be considered both a blessing and a curse for us. A blessing in the way that it has made our lives so much easier with mobile internet, music, games, calendar, etc. while it is a curse at the same time that before we used to get up and change the channels of the TV or walk to the porch to get the news, now we just sit at one place and do all our work from there including reading the news on our phone, checking the weather, reading our mail, writing a report, staying in touch with our friends through Skype, Whatsapp, Facebook, twitter etc. Technology has made us a true couch potato.