The Asia-Pacific region has outstripped the European and American continents in terms of the usage of mobile phones and tablet PCs.
Since the dawn of the 21st century, there has been witnessed immense surge in the application of the portable gadgets for audio/video calling and internet surfing.
According to Aliza Knox, the Google’s director of commerce for Asia-Pasific, the four strong regional economies like Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and South Korea have the world’s highest smartphone use ratio.
She has also revealed that almost 74 percent internet searches in Singapore are done via mobile phones and in Indonesia, this rate is 78 percent.
She also opines that every second person using internet in the world will be from Asia by 2015.
There is no denying the fact that internet has become an integral part of the lives of the natives of Asia-Pacific.
The smartphones and mobile internet have replaced the conventional devices like desktop computers and laptops.
A strong reason behind this widespread trend is economic uplift of the region coupled with a rapidly evolving middle class.
In fact, the mobile devices have played a big part in bridging to a great extent the digital divide between the developed and developing nations along with changing the ways people live and work.
Thus, the increased use of mobile devices in Asia-Pacific is set to usher a new era of information-rich societies over here.
The day is not very far when the region will be able to produce its own software and hardware of the cellular technology.