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Axway surveys the future of the smartphone revolution

Customer Experience Networks

Since the growing speed of technological advancement in the world, the smartphone revolution has become an essential component of our daily performance. As the whole world continues to experience this transformation in today’s digital era, our needs have become increasingly more sophisticated.

With shipments for smartphones expected to reach almost 1.9 billion by 2018, this is a tenfold increase from the number of shipments in 2009. This means that by 2017, an estimated 31 percent of the world’s population will have a smartphone, a figure that was at less than 10 percent in 2011.1

The smartphone revolution

The revolutionary iPhone is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week. At this time, Axway has taken this opportunity to partner with global research firm RDI to conduct a consumer survey that examined the role smartphones play in our lives and how consumers would like to see the smartphone evolve into the future. The survey of 1,200 U.S. smartphone owners was fielded online and respondents were screened to ensure they own a smartphone and are between the ages of 18 and 60.

The results provided interesting insights–and a few surprises–as brands look to continue to enhance the mobile experience. Take a look at our infographic here. It’s amazing to see that the results range from security to battery life to lifestyle, this is an all-revealing compelling stats around what owners are doing on their smartphones and the real importance of mobile experiences.

Further, to meet the growing needs of the consumer and to survive and thrive among the competition in the world, smartphones are going to get even smarter in the future. What’s more, they’re going to change the way we experience the actual world, transforming our surroundings into an ever-connected, informational environment. This makes for a real advanced smartphone experience.

Read more about smartphones here in this article.

1. “Global smartphone shipments forecast from 2010 to 2021”, Statista, 2017, https://www.statista.com/statistics/263441/global-smartphone-shipments-forecast/