A smart connected device refers to an electronic device which can be connected to other device via different protocols such as Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth among others. These devices run on different operating system (OS) that allows the installation of various applications. The various applications of smart connected devices include e-book reading, games, news and weather information, navigation applications and social networking applications. Social networking applications allow user to connect with each other through cloud system or server based system. These systems enable the device to collaborate with social networking sites such as twitter, facebook and linked-in. Smart connected devices are one of the fastest growing segments in information technology industry.
It includes devices such as tablets, desktops and portable PCs (personal computers), smart phones and other devices that offer the facility to connect by means of internet. Ubiquitous system devices are available in the three major forms namely boards, pads and tabs. Tabs include smartphones and smartcard among others. Boards include vertical smart boards and horizontal surface computers. Smart connected devices offer various features such as video calling, GPS navigation, web-browsing, music/video player, Wi-Fi and high resolution digital camera among others. These devices perform multiple tasks and offer various applications along with the connectivity feature. Increasing number of application launched by different players also enables the user to perform various functions.
Smart connected devices employ machine-to-machine communication technology and therefore enable the device to exchange information with other devices. These devices comprise of particular software and hardware components. Smart phones offer several features such as VoIP services. Among different connected devices, smart phonesand tablet are the fastest growing segment.
Rising demand for tablets and smart phones, bring-your-own-device policies and proliferation of advanced internet connection is driving the demand for smart connected devices. With the improved wireless connectivity technologies such as worldwide interoperability for microwave access (WiMax), general packet radio service (GPRS) and Wi-Fi, demand for smart connected devices is expected to rise over the forecast period.
Smart connected devices market can be segmented on the basis of device type, end-users and operating system. Different types of smart connected device available are smart phones, tablets, laptops and desktop PC. Smart connected has widespread applications across various commercial sectors. Different commercial sector includes retail, healthcare, hospitality and education. Operating systems used for these devices are android, iOS, Blackberry OS, Linux, Windows and Symbian among others. Among these operating systems android is the most popular operating system used in smartphones. There is huge demand for smart connected devices in region such as China and India.
Some of the key players in smart connected devices include Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Nokia Solutions Network, Sony Corporations, LG Corporation, HTC Corporation, Motorola Inc., Apple Inc., Micromax Mobile, Hewlett-Packard Company, Lenovo Group Ltd., Dell Inc., Blackberry Ltd., Gionee Communication Equipment Co. Ltd, ZTE Corporation, Videocon Industries Ltd and Acer Inc among others. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd and Apple Inc. are some of the dominant players in the smart connected device market.
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