Not long time ago owning a smartphone or any kind of smart device seemed to be symbol of status. Despite current conditions where most people around us appear to have at least one (more than one in some cases) smart devices, we must remember it wasn’t always like this.
Even more, there are certain parts of the world where people is now getting online for the first time. To prove our point, see how the number of smartphones sold to end users worldwide has been increased over time.
It is undisputed how Android openness, among many other factors like cellular network coverage, had something to do with this in terms of manufactures getting into the market or app developers having a free software to reach large audiences.
Access to information
Smartphones are excellent tools to gain knowledge, stay informed or discover so many new things. Before, there were traditional PCs that allowed us to connect to the internet, however, the increasing use of mobile devices, given their practical features, has changed that situation. That’s one of the reasons why Android is close to become the most popular OS, over Windows.
As smartphone ownership and Internet usage continues to climb in emerging economies, the gap between so called development countries and more developed countries will reduce, allowing human progress across the world.
This progress is, in part, related to the way people get access to information in a highly interconnected world. It is true, people with more education and higher incomes are more likely to own a smartphone, however, Android has contributed by enabling device affordability.
Developing countries are expected to have nearly 3 billion smartphones by 2020. In this way, Android helps us to be a more informed society, so necessary to empower people anywhere in the world.