It is no doubt that the world is going mobile. Each day the number of people that are using mobile devices is growing rapidly and globally. They change lives, and the way people interact and communicate with each other.
Mary Meeker, an American venture capitalist and former Wall Street securities analyst primarily associated with the Internet, also known as “Queen of the Net”, has said that mobile devices lead us towards a digital future. Also, based on various stats she has concluded that her assumptions are accurate. Since mobile devices are portable, work almost everywhere, and are designed to perform various transactions, they are highly demanded.
For instance, an interesting statistic showed that as of 2012 the most wished-for gift for Christmas among nearly half of all American kids is an iPad. Although fixed games consoles are also very much wanted, the mobility of the iPads and the possibility of using them anywhere is attracting. Moreover, another statistic has showed that global mobile traffic now represents roughly 13% of internet traffic. As mentioned above, mobile devices are portable and are able to perform a variety of operations. So, people are now capable of and actually prefer working and living through them. For example, shopping and social networking are big driving forces.
Why wait in line or come out and meet the neighbours if all transactions and interactions may be done through the mobile devices and without leaving the comforts of home? Thus, stats indicate that Thus, nearly a third of all American adults own a tablet or e-reader. So, if mobile devices make people’s lives easier consequently their manufacturing is flourishing. In addition, more stats confirm that there are 5 billion mobile phone users in the world, yet only 1 billion of smartphone users.
Therefore, it is concluded that globally, mobile revolution is only getting started. And finally, another statistic indicates that the Google’s Android platform has grown 6 times faster than the iphone, and is concluded to be the fastest growing one.
Meeker`s full 88 slides perestation: