New Developments in the Age of Smartphones
It has become clear that most traditional style cell phones are going away. Take a look at what’s in production today, not much for flip style phones, and you hardly even find phones with antennas on them. No more tiny screens, even keyboards on phones seem to be going away. Many phone companies even have faster development times based on not having to spend too much time developing software for every phone. Manufacturers can take an existing phone operating system and make it to work with their hardware.
There are a variety of changes that are being made that many consumers haven’t even considered. The average battery life has increased by quite a bit, while battery sizes get smaller and smaller. This is important because it paves the way for phones with smaller profiles and slimmer form factors. The displays on today’s smartphone hasn’t just got bigger, pixel density has increased making the displays crystal clear.
Most new phones contain GPS devices, which used to be primarily good for being located by emergency services or enabled users to pinpoint their location on a map, but now a number of companies are offering recovery and locator services for people who lose their phones or they become stolen. In addition when a phone comes up missing, users can visit a web page that allows them to remote wipe the handset removing all personal data and in some cases locking the handset so it cannot be used. Near Field Communications (NFC) are starting to emerge in phones allowing users another way to communicate with objects that have this new wireless tech.