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By 2015 average smartphones will have 40 percent of the 4GB of DRAM that PCs on average have today. Likewise, by 2015 the top 10 percent of smartphones will have 65 percent of the DRAM that PCs have today, and will perform correspondingly. The trend for tablets is even more dramatic. The figure on the left shows the actual amounts of DRAM in gigabytes, on average, over our forecast period.
PwC predicts growing application processor speed likely to launch next wave of mobile innovation within the next two years. It will enable various mobile device use cases, likely to include more powerful multitasking operating systems, more immersive and natural user interfaces and more powerful graphics, including 3D.
By 2015, we expect three factors associated with the transition to 4G technology---share of infrastructure investment, share of devices and share of subscribers---to reach levels that could trigger a robust period of 4G innovation. This article explains how we reached these conclusions and delves into some of the developments we might expect to see as 4G hits the benchmarks needed to cause a surge in innovation.
A look at the first component of PwC's Mobile Technologies Index, device connectivity speed which is a combination of the modem technology inside the device (fixed) and speed capability of the infrastructure (varied).
Where will the disruptions in mobile innovation arise over the next five years? How will they change consumer and employee behaviour? What business opportunities will result? What can companies do to take advantage of these disruptions? How do they fit into broader market trends now driving the technology sector? Discover the answers to these question and learn about PwC's Mobile Technologies Index.