Smartphone Innovations of the 2010s (Infographic)

As we come into a new year and a new decade, now is an ideal time to reflect on the top smartphone innovations that transformed the world of telecommunications in the 2010s. In this interactive timeline, Cadoo follows the evolution of smartphone technology over the past ten years from foldable phones to the emergence of 5G networking.


Smartphone Innovations of the 2010s (Infographic)

“The future is mobile computing – smartphones and tablets are just elements of it. The industry is on the verge of a whole new paradigm.” - Thorsten Heins, former Chief Executive Officer of Blackberry

As we come into a new year and a new decade, now is an ideal time to reflect on the top smartphone innovations that transformed the world of telecommunications in the 2010s. In this interactive timeline,  Cadoo ‌  follows the evolution of smartphone technology over the past ten years from foldable phones to the emergence of 5G networking.

The Global Rise of Smartphones

Data from Statista reveals there were approximately 296 million smartphone units sold around the world in 2010. Jump forward a decade into the future, and this figure has skyrocketed to more than 1.5 billion. The huge proliferation demonstrates just how essential mobile devices have become in our daily lives.

What Has Led to the Growth of Smartphones?

Constant technological innovation has ensured that people remain enthralled with smartphones. Over the past ten years, we have seen a wide range of exciting new functionalities and trends that have transformed the mobile experience. Given the lightning-fast rate of change, it’s no surprise that the average person waits  just under three years ‌  before upgrading to a newer model.

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Another factor that has contributed to the phenomenal popularity of smartphones is the fact that they can perform many of the same tasks as desktop computers. As such, many consumers prefer to invest in a hyper-modern phone rather than a new laptop.

What Does The Future Have In Store For Smartphones?

Many industry pundits anticipate that the introduction of 5G networking will harbour in a new era of smartphone innovations. With its super-fast speeds and non-existent latency, some expect that 5G will support many new and exciting functionalities such as Virtual Reality (VR) gaming and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Check out the interactive timeline below to discover more.

Smartphone Innovations of the 2010s (Infographic) : Smartphone Innovations of the 2010s interactive timeline
Smartphone Innovations of the 2010s interactive timeline ⦿ 
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