- 23 Sep 08, 09:10 GMT
There are more mobile phones than cars or credit cards in the world. That's a figure that Google's engineering director Andy Rubin highlights in a company blog ahead of it's release of what has been dubbed the new Gphone by T-Mobile using Google's Android operating system.
As well as being ubiquitous, Mr Rubin maintains cellphones are "Ten times more powerful than the PC you had on your desk only eight or nine years ago."
He writes, "It has a range of sensors that would do a martian lander proud, a clock, power sensors, thermometer, and light meter on the more basic phones; a location sensor, accelerometer and maybe even a compass on more advanced ones. And most importantly, it is by its very nature always connected."
So given its popularity and necessity, Mr Rubin ponders just how we might use our phones in the future.
I won't go through the list because you can read it for yourself here.
Nothing in there about simply making a call. So yesterday huh?
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