What Next After The Smartphone Revolution?
Voice and Data|December 2016
What Next After The Smartphone Revolution?

Rise of an ecosystem era marks the beginning of the next technological revolution.

Atul Jain

History has it, every revolution has dethroned established norms and replaced it with something new. Building on the smartphone revolution, what’s underway now is a smart product revolution – from TVs to self-driven cars - the list is endless. Smartphones have laid the foundation on which the future of technology is getting built, paving the way for a new trend of an ecosystem era.The focus has now shifted from just smartphone hardware, mobile operating systems and applications, to what can these enable in a connected ecosystem. The ecosystem era, as we call it connects devices, applications,content, and platform in order to enhance user experience.

Globally, and in India, we’ve now entered into an ecosystem era where superior services come bundled with smart and matured products giving users an experience like never before. However,before deep-diving into the ecosystem era, let’s take a step back and see how did it come into being with products becoming interwoven with key services? And what has led smartphone manufacturers to focus on building a comprehensive ecosystem instead of offering tech products to users in isolation?

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December 2016