Our Mobile Future

Computing device choices of US consumers seem to increasingly indicate we prefer mobile devices, the web and the mobile web. Unix-like operating systems play a big role underneath it all. It will be interesting to see how these trends converge in the coming year.

There are about as many mobile phone subscriptions as people in the world with penetration averaging over 100% in Europe and many other countries. Developing countries are still catching up but are doing so quickly. the ITU released fascinating numbers in May, 2013 For smartphones, penetration is over 60% of in the US according to comscore in Oct, 2013. Every Android phone is a Linux device and every iOS device is based on Darwin. Though HTML5 can do amazing things, mobile apps are still a much more customized and compelling user experience so far. How do you think the mobile trends like Bluetooth low energy, Wi-Fi (Direct and more conventional 802.11n and 802.11ac just approved), cameras, mobile phones, tablets and wearables fit into our future?

We meet on the second and fourth Sundays of each month in Berkeley near the Downtown Berkeley BART station. We hope you join us at Bobby G’s Pizzeria.

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