Smartphones are constantly changing and improving, with modern features regularly being added by developers and new models coming out every month, smartphones have become an essential gadget of today’s lifestyle. We may not think about it nowadays, but there actually was a time where mobile phones didn’t exist, and humans had to look for other alternatives to communicate themselves.  Trippy or what?

For example, in the 1990’s only 1% of the world owned a mobile phone, just after digital cellular networks started to appear. Fast forward to 2020 and the number of active mobile devices lie somewhere around the 7.19 billion mark - which means there are nearly as many mobile phones as people on the planet!

The average person looks at their phone around 221 times a day and spends an average time of 3 hours per day looking at its screen! Whoa!  Checking emails, reading the news and browsing through social media in bed or watching videos are just some of the common activities that can be done on the phone - which has become part of an essential trifecta of belongings, alongside our keys and wallet.

Today’s smartphones have more computing power than NASA had back in 1969, when it first put man on the moon. This about that fact for a second...These computers used to cost around $3.5 million each and were the size of a car! Today, however, even a simple USB stick or WiFi router are more powerful than computers at the time of the first man lead mission to the Moon, and a regular iPhone could perform instructions 120,000,000 times faster!

Ever wondered where smartphones will take us in, say, 10 years?

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