Just recently, comScore Inc. has released new information on the state of smartphone usage in the Japanese market. Based on their survey, 1 out of 4 mobile users in Japan is using a smartphone. The number of smartphone consumers has jumped by 43% this year compared to last year. This data establishes how smartphones have become an integral part of the mobile market in the country and how it is going stronger in the coming years.
Since many of the locals enjoy various mobile features as well as its flexibility when they are on the go, mobile phones have become a main medium to engage in different activities. With the production of smartphones, the Japanese will not allow to get left behind as this innovative gadget obviously has better technology and capabilities. They are able to enjoy more games and applications thru their iPhones or Samsung Galaxy phones that are constantly being upgraded for their satisfaction.
With millions of users, the Japanese market is utilizing their smartphones to access the Internet for varied purposes from research, emails, social sites and work-related functions. The wide array of features in the smartphone allows for greater flexibility especially when they need to access the web. Its connectivity to the Internet brings about the hot topic in the market today, that is, mobile cloud computing.
With mobile cloud computing, smartphone users can access mobile applications through their browsers instead of buying or downloading applications from the mobile company’s store. Japanese consumers can definitely benefit from easy-to-access web-based applications that will not cost a buck. Instead of paying a mobile app developer, they can do their work anywhere and anytime they want by accessing their stored information through the cloud. They won’t need to bring tons of papers or external hard drives when they travel in order to carry out their business. Mobile cloud computing could then complement the fast-paced lifestyle of the Japanese who love the latest technology not merely to stay ahead but more importantly to enhance their lives.
Companies wanting to promote their applications could also connect to more smartphone users through a cloud-based application with a mere Internet access. Consumers also won’t need to get higher versions of their smartphones to use their favorite applications or update the application every single time on their mobile since all they need is the web. Instead of draining their batteries when installing that application, they can just click on that website and save on power and electricity bills.
With these many advantages, mobile cloud computing is seen to further expand in the Japanese smartphone market. Though it still has to resolve important issues on security and unreliability when it comes to Internet access, more and more people are starting to value what it has to offer especially for the young generation of professionals. As smartphone users continue to multiply, mobile cloud computing is seeing a great number of patrons especially with those who have integrated an Internet access in their smartphone plan.
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