Smartphones have become one of the most widely used pieces of technology in the world today. In fact, a 2016 Pew Research Center study found that at least 84% of Americans have at least one smartphone in their homes. Smartphones play a huge role in the way we shop, interact with our friends and family members, and even how we entertain ourselves. What is behind these remarkable devices? Science plays a significant role both in the evolution and the future of smartphones as we know them today. SCIENCE AND THE EVOLUTION OF SMARTPHONES If you have ever used your smartphone to take a photo, surf the web, or connect with an old friend, you probably don’t think about all the processes going on in the background to make that possible. Many of the things you do on your smartphone can be attributed to at least one branch of science. Thanks to the hard work of dedicated SCIENCE IN SMARTPHONES CHAPTER 1


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