TMCnet Feature
April 20, 2020

The Growth of Mobile Phones and their Uses

Smartphones have changed the way we live, do business, interact with each other and recreate. It is estimated that over 5 billion people across the world have mobile phones and more than 50% of this is estimated to be smartphones.

For obvious reasons, the growth in smartphone technology and usage is not the same around the world. People in countries that are economically stable and technological advanced are much more likely to have smartphones than in poorer, under – developed nations.

Having said that, smartphones are not rare even in underdeveloped nations these days, studies suggest that youth and well educated people in underdeveloped countries commonly use smartphones. Younger people in every country surveyed were much more likely to be digitally connected. However, over recent years, the age gap in smartphone ownership seems to be narrowing down by the year as more old people are picking up smartphones.

Another interesting point to note is that as per the studies conducted, gender does not have a significant say in whether the person will own a smartphone or not across majority of the countries surveyed.

With smartphones slowly but surely taking over from PCs as the device of preference, the internet is also evolving to accommodate smartphones, websites are becoming responsive and the mobile – first design approach is starting to become the new normal, and considering that people are using phones more to browse the internet, it makes perfect sense. For more on the latest in mobile web technologies, click here

We all know some of the most common uses of smartphones such as making calls, sending texts, surfing the web and using social media platforms, and using your smartphone as a camera. In this article, we will take a look at some of the more unorthodox but practical uses of smart phones.

Use your phone as a musical instrument

Always wanted to learn to play a musical instrument? Well, your smartphone could become a musical instrument and also be your music teacher. Mobile technologies have improved in terms of their audio synthesis capacities. There have been plenty of mobile apps which can turn your phone into a musical instrument of your choice.

Play at online casinos and make real money

You don’t have to go to a casino anymore to play your favourite slots. Most top online casinos support iOS, Android (News - Alert) and Windows phones. So, register at a trust-worthy, UKGC licensed, mobile casino and get access to hundreds of casino games like slots, poker, blackjack, etc. right from your pocket.

These are not just to play for fun, you can play for real money and make real money just like you would in a real, land – based casino. What’s more? You can simply use the pay by phone bill casino option to make deposits and then use them for betting, all from your smart phone itself.

Use smartphones as baby monitors

A parenting hack for someone that does not have a baby monitor handy, is to use smartphones in order to monitor your baby, wherever you are. There are many apps that help you achieve exactly this. Even if you have a baby sitter, you can check in on the baby and the baby sitter. You’ll need two phones for this, one to place in the room where the baby is and this is used as the video camera and mic and the second one should be your primary use mobile phone where you can view the room and hear what is going on.

Get healthier

A lot of advanced smartphones can do everything a wrist - based fitness band can do. Track your steps, monitor your heart rate, log your food and count calories with ease, and even keep tabs on your stress levels.

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