On March 6, 1983, Motorola officially unveiled the first mobile phone ever. After more than 30 years China is ruling smartphones maker sector
A lot can happen in 30 years. But when it comes to technology, 30 years is like going back to the days of Moses or the Roman Empire. Case in point: the mobile phone –– and, more recently, the rise of mobile internet communications, social networks, 5G and super-fast internet.
The world’s first mobile phone call was made on April 3, 1973, when Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, called a rival telecommunications company and informed them he was speaking via a mobile phone. In 1983, Motorola released its first commercial mobile phone, known as the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X.
At the time US was leading hi-tech trends but today, after 30 years, something changed. Today China, not Silicon Valley, is cutting edge in mobile tech.
Silicon Valley has long been the world’s tech capital: it birthed social networking and iPhones and spread those tech products across the globe. But nowadays China’s tech industry — particularly its mobile businesses — has in some ways pulled ahead of the United States. Some Western tech companies – such as Amazon or Facebook – even the behemoths, are turning to Chinese firms for ideas. Facebook QR code, Twitter live-streaming video for Instagram “social-commerce”, All of these developments have something in common: The technology was first popularized in China.
Chinese smartphones reign supreme in Southeast Asia: After 40 years of economic reforms the “American Dream” moved to China.
Chinese firms are going global conquering emerging markets such as Africa and Southeast Asia. According to data, Asia becomes the growth engine of the mobile ecosystem. More than one billion additional people worldwide will be connected to mobile networks by 2020. In this framework, Chinese firms lowertown Western companies such as Nokia, Apple or Motorola.
Xiaomi is actually leading Indian market, while Vivo and OPPO registered good performances in Africa, Indonesia and Malaysia. In PRC, Huawei widens lead over Apple in China’s smartphone market. Last year Huawei boosted shipment volume by 15.5% at home last year even as the overall market shrank, while Apple, its U.S. rival for global leadership, logged an 11.7% decline.
Now Asia, and China in particular, transformed smartphones’ market and technology. Huawei already released 5G mobile phone and in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing or Chengdu 5G network is already available.
Nowadays PRC is arise as hi-tech superpower: from the “factory of the world” to the world forerunner.
After the end of Cultural Revolution, nobody could imagine that China could sit again on the same table of world’s superpowers. Today PRC is the second economy in the world, finch and hi-tech leader and so far from utopist dream of Chairman Mao.
The future is already here, in China and new “Made in China” is becoming more international. Not only the PRC was able to transform itself, but its model is now attracting the rest of the world. Chinese trends are leading the international market, and now it is the West that tries to keep up, including smartphone maker sector.
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