In today's world every manufacturer within the electronics domain gets caught in the same chase. The chase for developing the latest and the most well improved devices in the niche.
The smartphone producing manufacturers are also manufactured in this game and since the first smartphones have appeared, the technology that is powering them has evolved ten times faster than it used to.
The smartphone market is passing the same steps as the PC market has passed. This probably happens because the smartphones are basically small computing devices with a connection to the mobile data networks. The main factor that has affected this super fast growth, development and improvement is the client. The consumer will always want something revolutionary, better, faster, stronger, with more features and gizmos than ever before.
The companies involved in this market, trying to satisfy the needs of the consumer, have reached performance levels that were hard to imagine just two years ago. The PCs of 2010 are being overtaken by today's smartphones when it comes to the processors used. After braking the 1GHz barrier for a smartphone's processor, the producers realized that the sky is the limit. Dual-core, or even Quad-core processors on a smartphone became common features. Even for gaming enthusiasts, a smartphone like that could satisfy the requirements. The outstanding processing time of these smartphones reaches limits that were never thought were reachable, they simply do everything almost instantaneously.
Even with such amazing processors, the speed of a smartphone is not all about the processing speed.
The smartphones are defined by their ability to provide a fast and reliable internet connection because the access to the world's largest information database makes such a device truly smart. The speed of the data transfer is strictly related to the standard of data speed that the device is compatible with. The slowest, but still useful and available worldwide type of connection is the 2G networking standard and it offers speeds of 13 Kb per second. This speed standard is still used by the cheap, basic mobile phones and works just fine for making phone calls, sending and receiving an SMS or probably even reading an e-mail.
The largest hit on the data transfer speed was the 3G networking because it practically revolutionized everything and made a lot of new services available, functional for the mobile phones. The 3G compatible devices had the potential to offer real 28 Mb per second speed (real download speed). Navigating the internet was for the first time fast and easy on a 3G compatible mobile phone.
But just like any other technology in this domain the speed of data transfer had to evolve fast and it also had to come up with a significantly improved speed. That's where the new, all-mighty 4G networking standards began to conquer the market with matching 4G compatible products. This networking standard imposed downloading speeds that were specified to reach 100Mb per second in theoretically perfect conditions. The truth is that a 4G smartphone can really provide a downloading speed somewhere around 50Mb per second, depending on the carrier and the device. The possibilities with this kind of connections are simply unlimited. HD video calls, sharing HD photos and videos within seconds, downloading applications almost instantaneously, accessing full size, large web pages will be all done in no-time.
Knowing all the information above, if you combine a quad-core 2.5 GHz processor with a 4G Networking system you can probably imagine on your own the power, the speed and the performance of such a device. The market however does not lack such devices and the offer is quite varied.
All the latest technology leaves the regular person with a huge, fretting curiosity of what the big companies can come up with next.