If you have a smartphone or a tablet, there’s a good chance that you have mobile apps on it. For many, it’s the reason we buy the devices in the first place. Apps often give us near-PC functionality without having to lug around an “archaic” laptop or even a netbook. The industry, as can be seen in this infographic, is becoming monstrous.
Smartphones are in a constant state of connecting. Even when they aren’t necessarily “doing” anything, many of the apps sitting on the phone are trying to connect with this database or that information hub to get the data they need to work. In some cases, they’re attempting to get this information at all times.
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