It’s hard to imagine what the internet would look like without a robust, well-developed mobile ecosystem, but it’s also hard to think that it would look anything like smartphones.
There are many, many apps on the App Store that offer the same functionality, from messaging apps to video chatting apps to photo editing apps to calendar apps.
In fact, there’s no reason why phones can’t work with these apps, because the internet can be as simple as email.
But what if we could have a phone-based internet without smartphones?
This is what the next generation of smartphones is about.
What does this mean for the next wave of smartphone users?
According to analyst firm Gartner, the next smartphone generation will be called “smartphones powered by the cloud.”
It sounds like a bold idea, but the problem is that smartphones already run on a lot of data.
If smartphones are just your Facebook Messenger or your email account, the world of data that they consume could potentially be so large that it could cripple your smartphone and your mobile data plans.
A major issue with a smartphone-based network is that it’s hard for people to switch between devices.
This is where Gartners latest report comes in.
It predicts that the next decade will be characterized by “massive fragmentation” between smartphones.
This fragmentation is happening due to the rise of apps and services that provide users with a variety of different experiences.
In 2017, the average smartphone user used 20.5 gigabytes of data in 2017, according to GartNER.
This was down slightly from the previous year’s 20.7 gigabytes, which was a significant drop.
However, there is no question that apps and other services will become increasingly popular in the coming decade.
The fact that there are fewer devices in use makes it easier for users to move to more mobile devices.
For example, Facebook Messenger uses about 6.5 megabytes of mobile data per day, while Instagram uses 4.7 megabytes per day.
This could be a problem if the smartphone market continues to shrink, but in a future where the smartphone is becoming a larger part of our lives, this fragmentation could make the phone less of a necessity.
But if the next era of smartphones looks like smartphones powered by cloud, that’s a very different story.
The internet is not only a place where you can send and receive data.
It’s also a place that lets you connect with people and other devices.
To put it simply, if we can have a mobile internet that’s able to handle the data that we consume, then we can expect a massive reduction in fragmentation in the next ten years.
This is not a radical idea.
We already see companies like Google and Facebook investing billions of dollars to build the infrastructure that will allow them to handle this data.
What’s more, these investments have not only given us a more powerful platform for online interactions, they have given us the ability to connect to the internet and share content with others without having to worry about having to change devices.
If we want to see an internet that is truly mobile-powered in the future, then it will require a network that is able to cope with the huge data traffic that will be consuming mobile devices over the next few decades.