There is no doubt, more people are utilizing cellular phones than ever before. Statistics reveal, around 2.2 billion Apple iPhones have been purchased by consumers since 2007. In 2019, Apple reported revenue of $142 billion from the sale of varying versions of the iPhone. Over a 14-year period, the Apple iPhone has changed slightly, and at times, drastically. The same thing can also be said about Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo, Lenovo, LG, and ZTE cellphone.
How Has The Mobile Phone Changed Since 1973?
How has the mobile phone changed since the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X was invented in 1973? Each new update has positively impacted the weight, size, functionality, usability, mobility, and versatility of the mobile phone. With so many extraordinary technologies already integrated into the cellphone, the top manufacturers are struggling to find new updates. And, this is not to mention the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cellphone manufacturing.
Knowing the technologies that have made mobile communication possible is important to most consumers. It is also just as important to know what to expect from the upcoming cellphone technologies. With this information in hand, your next cellphone purchasing decision is guaranteed to be easy and quick.
Short Message Service “SMS”
The state-of-the-art text-messaging “Short Message Service,” better known as “SMS,” plays a major role in the functionality of the cellphone. SMS allows mobile phone users to send and receive messages in text form. While the SMS text message is limited to 160 characters, it is enough for most people to get their point across.
Over the last decade, cellphone users have built their SMS text messaging skills to an all-time high. Regardless of the limited characters, most users can create and submit text messages one right after another, without a break between.
Cellphone users could now text their friends to alert them they are getting ready to sign into their online casino accounts. Of course, it would be some time before mobile gaming technology was accessible via mobile phone.
Global Positioning System “GPS”
The Global Positioning System, more often referred to as “GPS,” was first integrated into the mobile phone in 1999. Cellphone maker, “Benefon,” thought it would be a great idea to integrate the GPS into a modern cellphone. Little did the company know, the GPS integration would make a major impact on the cellphone market. The GPS utilizes satellites to help people pinpoint the location of their mobile phones, regardless of their location. In addition to tracking your mobile phone, the GPS allows people to track other people’s cell phones.
In 1999, Benefon released the first-ever GPS cellular phone, the Benefon Esc! The GPS-based phone would transform the way users monitored their and other users’ current locations.
Today, there are several mobile apps that rely on GPS to help users access specific services in their existing locations. The Lyft And Uber apps are just two examples. When accessing the Uber or Lyft app, the GPS helps narrow down the user’s location to better serve all parties.
Mobile App Technology
Many young people cannot remember a time when mobile apps were unavailable for download. Before Mobile App Technology, most services could not be reached via mobile phone. One such service is online games, such as slots, roulette, blackjack, poker, and Texas Hold Em’. Thanks to this state-of-the-art technology, cellphone phone users can access their favorite video games.
Never again would players be forced to sit in front of their desktop computers to access online gaming platforms. Some experts believe mobile app technology has contributed to an increase in cellphone usage in children, teens, and young adults. The technology would also entice more people to get involved in online gaming.
Video Streaming Technology
There is nothing more rewarding than a good film. Even better, the movie is accessible via your personal mobile phone. Thanks to cutting-edge streaming technology, all mobile phone users can watch new releases and older movies from anywhere.
When video streaming was initially released, some users complained about picture quality. Fortunately, this all changed when VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland released its Cross-Layer Optimized Video Streaming. The highly innovative architecture would improve video streaming like never before.
With a paid subscription, you can stream videos outside a land-based cinema.
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