How Internet-Connected Devices Have Changed The Household
The household landscape is changing, due to the growing number of the internet connected devices that has reached 8.1 billion at the end of last year.
The intelligence company HIS has released their study called the Connected Device Market Monitor. They conclude that, in average, it can be found four internet connected devices in every household in the world. Included in this category are tablets, smartphones, PCs, laptops, gaming consoles, smart TVs, smart appliances and more.
The publication ITProPortal reports that Merrick Kingston, the principal analyst for the connected home at IHS Technology, considers that the growing number of connected devices to be found in households worldwide has important "implications" for broadband infrastructure, media production and the business itself of traffic discrimination and network management. He added that these trends are driving IP traffic, media consumption and more.
The North American market is the world's most satured, at 13 connected devices per household. The biggest percentage of household internet connected devices is made up of smartphones. They represent almost half of this percentage and there are approximately half a billion new devices on the market every year.
At the present, smartphones outnumber tablets by 6 to 1. This trend is expected to keep growing. By the year 2020, the smartphone-to-tablet ratio will reach 10:1.
The report also analyzes the Google's competition with Apple battle on in the niche of online TV. For now, Google seems to be winning this fight, at least in terms of the number of devices shipped. In the analyzed period Google shipped 3.2 million Chromecast devices compared to 1.7 million Apple TVs.
Google and Apple, however, are not competing for the same market. Google's victory is not so straightforward, since Apple TV still leads the DMA market. Kingston said that since the introduction of the fourth-generation Apple TV, the two companies have focused on different strategies.
IoT Job Market's Future Trends
The Internet of Things will lead to the elimination of low-skill jobs and their replacement with high-skill jobs.
Google Plans To Beam Broadband Wireless Internet Into Homes
Google parent Alphabet is developing a cheaper wireless technology that will allow beaming ultra high-speed Internet into people's homes.
The US Government To Invest More In IoT
According to reports, the U.S. government is increasing its founding of IoT technology projects.
Apple May Be Secretive But We Know What It's Launching This Year
Apple has long been tipped to be developing a next-generation iPad Pro for release in 2017, but the company is keeping silent. Aside from that, Siri smart speaker, iPhone 8, Kaby Lake on MacBooks, and much more are coming soon.
Repurpose Your Old Android Phone With These Creative Ideas
Not sure what to do with your old Android smartphones? Don't throw them out just yet because they still have other ways to become useful.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
The Role of Technology in Education in 2019
2019 is proving to be another great year for trends in educational technology. There are many upcoming trends that seem to have a bearing on the future of the sector with respect to technology.
New Retroreflective Material Could be Used in Nighttime Color-Changing Road Signs
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A thin film that reflects light in intriguing ways could be used to make road signs that shine brightly and change color at night, according to a study that will be published on Aug. 9 in Science Advances.
Top 5 Video Games to Play for a Truly Unique First Date
Video games have a way of taking us outside of ourselves and live in a fantasy world. It's even better when you're playing a game with someone special!