According to a survey by Chinese language Internet search provider, Baidu Inc., there will be 6.1 billion smartphone users worldwide by 2020.
That’s billion, with a B! According to the 2012 United States Census Bureau, world population is over 7 billion. It’s amazing to think that roughly 85% of the world could possess a smartphone within the next 5 years.
While people in emerging and secondary markets have had cell phones for years, smartphones are a different animal. The ability for the majority of the world’s population to connect via social media, take pictures or video, access their email, skype, and find information with ease is becoming a reality.
How will this change the world? What apps and technology developments will we see to cater to this smartphone-hungry world population? Only time will tell, but two things are certain: First, the world is changing rapidly. Second, it looks like we’ll be in business for a while at Cellular Repair & Exchange! If your smartphone needs repaired for any reason, give us a call.