Things could hardly be better for the smart phone industry. But allow me to be one of the first to say that as a leading-edge indicator of performance value, the smart phone is now entering a long era of twilight.
producing communications chips capable of high-bandwidth LTE mobile signals at prices which should ensure that budget-conscious device buyers should be able to afford a high-bandwidth mobile Web connection pretty much anywhere. Factor in the U.S. Federal Communications' testing the elimination of separate mobile voice networks in favor of voice-over-IP support for Internet voice services, and what you wind up with is a mobile world in which the very idea of a "phone" is disappearing rapidly.
+Motorola Mobility to China's +Lenovo is a sign that Google is far more interested in accelerating the commoditization of mobile phones to the point that signal acquisition and generation is as universal as possible. This is underscored by Google's acquisition of a string of companies focused on robotics such as Boston Dynamics and advanced artificial intelligence computer capabilities. If you're a master of signal, why stop at just giving people information - why not be a master at helping people to take action with that signal?