Advancing Mobile Technology: Where We Stand Today

Knowing the point of progress is important for many people –it defines trends and future standards, but also, it helps everyone determine what they truly need and when to hold out for something that is truly innovative.

Currently, the mobile phone industry is at another merging point. This happened earlier on when the first smart phones were introduced –the need to combine an assortment of devices such as pagers, the bulky mobile phone, digital organizers, pocket PCs and other tools led to the creation of the first smart phones.

This was later improved by the introduction of better data transfer technology. Wireless signals used both 3G and WiFi technology to make data transfer faster and more stable (far more than EDGE and GPRS networks ever could) and this allowed users to be able to access the internet even more (in turn, this also changed the online world as the number of active users has increased dramatically).

Meanwhile, social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter gained plenty of popularity and success thanks to the massive number of people who were using the service. Media sites began to develop provisions for mobile phone users, offering secondary portals optimized for mobile viewing.

Mobile hardware has also been improved a lot. Battery power has always been an important factor in the design and creation of new and faster processors –as processors often require plenty of power. The development of high speed 1GHz CPUs that use only a small amount of energy is sought after by many manufacturers such as Intel (who are always working on improvements on the Atom) and ARM.

Operating systems have also improved quite a lot. Before, the Symbian OS was more than enough to keep the general users happy. But the later introduction of better platforms such as the Android and the Windows Phone 7 (and the use of apps) has shown the world that mobile phones can do so much more.

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