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Have Mobile Phones Replaced Computers?

In today’s world, having a mobile phone is a life hack. Just imagine how you feel when you don’t have it with you. The anxiety kicks in faster than you can gather your thoughts and think about where you’ve left it. “What if I need to call for help? I don’t know anybody’s number! How do I pay for parking? How do I find directions?” It just goes to show that this pocket-size electronic device does so much more than store contacts and make and receive calls.

They’re called smartphones for a reason since they have replaced many other devices we don’t need anymore, starting with clocks and watches to calculators to game consoles, GPS devices, cameras, music, and video players. 

The more advanced the smartphone gets, the more computers decrease in popularity and sales. Software developers are adapting their programs and apps to fit the small phone screen, and it is very debatable whether we’re going to need laptops or desktop computers anymore. Let’s take a look together at some of the key reasons why smartphones are winning the popularity race. 

Smooth browsing

Not so long ago, browsing on mobile phones wasn’t as good as on the screens of our computers. The websites were not yet optimized well enough to fit the small screens, thus creating confusing navigation or broken pages and poor resolution.

However, the technological advancements in the field of mobile telephony have soon rectified this, providing us with the capacity to support a better-developed web design.

This means that now, there’s no more need to resort to our computers for browsing the internet, whether it’s just for reading or performing interactive activities such as shopping or even placing an online bet. Choosing the best sports betting sites can be done entirely online and on the go in a matter of seconds, i.e., clicks. 

Increased power and storage capabilities

Computers were the first devices with enviable power due to their sharp processors and robust CPUs. They were in great demand for being able to process huge amounts of data into comprehensive information in no more than a few seconds.

As the years went on, mobile phones have caught up with them in that sense and are equally adept in doing just the same, thanks to their own processing power. With batteries that can support those operations and internal storage of 128 GB or more, they have cast a shadow over the traditional laptop or desktop computer. 

Incessant accessibility to the internet and applications

Now we can do calculations, make documents and presentations, respond to emails, write blogs, and communicate via video calls with anyone on the globe without having to resort to our computers.

All you need today is your trusty smartphone and a reliable internet connection, and you’re able to manage all private and business operations on the go. Major software developers like Microsoft have adapted their programs to fit our phones, and well-known programs like Excel or Word operate without a glitch on our small screens.

The whole world in mobile apps

The average owner of a smartphone spends about 80% of their time browsing mobile apps that have replaced so many devices we couldn’t have imagined a household without. Before we have got to know the convenience of doing most of our errands through an app, we had to do a lot of legwork to get things done.If we needed to check our bank balance, we went to the ATM or the nearest branch. If we wanted directions to a new restaurant, we had to unfold a map or check our computers for a digital one.

Going shopping meant literally going out and strolling along the high street instead of swiping and clicking the items and filling a digital cart. Now, we can do all that on our way to work, saving a tremendous amount of time. 

AI virtual assistants for effortless searching

The small keyboard on our phones has never been as convenient as the real one attached to our computers. However, the developers have found a way to overcome this drawback by introducing intelligent personal assistants like Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, or Amazon’s Alexa. Give your fingers a rest and talk to your phone. 

You’ll hear a friendly voice talking back to you, providing you with the correct information or even a joke or two if you wish. Now you don’t even have to stop walking or driving just to Google the directions or any other kind of information you need. 

Although there still are things that require a computer’s big screen, the majority of them can be managed only by using a smartphone device. The future looks bright for our pocket-friendly companions, and it is becoming more and more probable that they will soon be the only computers we will ever know.