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Manufacturers continue to try to find new features that offer smartphones and them as a reason why you need to buy the latest model. The reality is different. The vast majority of these specific functions often remain unused or even completely forgotten by users. Studying the Pew Research Institute, for example shows that the most used features are text messaging, Internet, voice and video, email, social networking, video and music. Ie the general public every single smartphone in the last two years will do a perfect job. These devices are sufficiently developed to cope with most applications and there is no real reason for the annual change of the phone as manufacturers would like.

But the companies no longer have much incentive to rush with futuristic foldable smartphones and other similar conceptual developments for which hints occasionally. Manufacturers now focus on the next billion new consumers in developing countries. For most of them financial possibilities do not allow the top smartphones of the highest class. That’s why Facebook does “light version” of the global network called Internet.org, and the project Google Android One provides cheap smartphones below 50 dollars especially for India and other developing markets. Such devices can not expect groundbreaking new features and technologies.

What does all this mean for the future of smartphones? They become just as they were granted ordinary mobile phones before them. Yes, we can gradually do more things with them, and manage their homes, for example, but these new features will make people flock to stores or comment lively new smartphone models. For the “wow factor” manufacturers will rely on other devices. For example, virtual reality, if they can impose it and it does not undergo collapse as 3D televisions, which also had to be a huge revolution. In fact, there is nothing wrong. It means that smartphones are already sufficiently “mature” market. He rarely offers something dazzling, but even to slow down, never to be underestimated, because this year is expected to more than 2 billion. Owners of smart phones in the world.