Wikipedia definition of Smartphone is that
Smartphone is a mobile phone with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than basic feature phones.
The image that one gets on looking at a smartphone is not that of computing capability or connectivity but more in terms of the activities one gets to do with – it has effectively replaced a watch, an alarm-clock, music-player, diary and so on. The smartphone also became one with which you could save a lot of data (contact details, messages, videos, songs, etc.). With the advent of cloud, I feel that the smartness has kind-of reduced! Why do I think so? Let me explain.
I have an Android phone and what has happened post that?
- My contacts have been synced with my Google account.
- Google Auto-Backup runs regularly to copy all photos and videos to Google Drive.
- Messages are now synced with Hangouts
While this is good in one way (that I dont lose my data if my phone is lost), I feel then that my smartphone has become more like a browser – an entry-point, nothing more.
Of course, it has all the numerous apps that I can play and browse. For the main reason I bought a smartphone though, there is not much smartness left on the phone though! Agree?