If your only mobile device is a smartphone, you're slowing becoming the minority. A new study shows that by the end of this year, there will be more mobile devices on the planet than people. Is the robot revolution one step closer? OK, probably not, but that means we are spending a hell of a lot of time giving info to and gleaning info from phones and tablets! It's amazing to think that by year's end, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on earth, and by 2017 there will be nearly 1.4 mobile devices per capita!
The in depth study predicts an exponential growth in mobile technology by 2017... but did we need a study to tell us that? I think back to only 2010 and think, "boy, my cellphone was slow." But by 2017, Mobile network connection speeds will increase 7-fold. The average mobile network connection speed (526 kbps in 2012) will exceed 3.9 megabits per second (Mbps) in 2017.
One more interesting stat: Mobile-connected tablets will generate more traffic in 2017 than the entire global mobile network in 2012. So, if you don't have a tablet (iPad) yet, chances are you'll end up using one in the future.
Do you have more than one device now? What's your favorite?