3 Reasons Your Smart Phone Isn’t So Smart
In today’s society smartphones are common place. Smartphones can check our email, call our friends, play games, and even surf the web at a moments notice, but how smart are they really? Under that sharp, glossy, plastic exterior and behind that crystal clear LCD is there an intelligent computer or a jumble of features pressed into a convoluted mess? These are the 3 biggest and most blatant smartphone shortcomings. Like, really Steve Jobs?
Want to enjoy a sweet flash video to go? There’s not an app for that! About 50% of smartphones don’t support flash, including your holier-than-thou Apple products. Considering that Flash is the most common form of online media, it’s almost impossible to actually surf the web on your phone. Luckily, Abode is working on bringing Flash Player 10 over to the mobile scene later this year. Good to know that someone is fixing this very obvious problem.
2. Battery Life
If you like your battery, then you won’t like a large majority of your apps. Your phone might boast about 20 hours of battery life, but don’t be fooled. You will get 20+ hours of battery if you let your phone sit still and twiddle its thumbs all day. But as soon as you put it to work, watch out for the drain. Games are one of the most common battery-stealing culprits, however, Bluetooth and GPS can be just as devastating. These apps will mangle your battery life from the impressive 20 hours your phone can get to less than 10.
Another trick smart phones have yet to master is multitasking. Even dumb humans can do this on an hourly basis, so why can’t our smartphones? Sure, you can play music while surfing the web or looking through your calendar, but where is real multitasking? The iPhone can’t multitask at all unless you count the ability to play music in the background of some apps. And even then most apps with sound close your music out. Blackberries allow multitasking, however, they are drastically limited by memory — and as soon as you hit that memory limit all hell breaks loose as you try to recover the device from a state of lag and fragmentation. Really you can’t slip much past two or three tasks at a time. That means that ancient hunk of technology called a computer isn’t outdated yet!
Phone companies will continue to try to impress you. Don’t be fooled by the hundreds of apps, the sleek designs, or the fancy lights. Your phone isn’t as smart as it wants you to think it is.