Friday, July 20, 2012

Smartphone overtakes PC as primary internet device in China

Endgadget has the story. But why is this relevant?

People who were following my talks on cloud computing know that I consider the smartphone one of the drivers for cloud computing. Like the developing world skipped land lines and went straight to mobile, or like they skipped film and went straight to digital photography, they are skipping the PC and going straight to smart phone.

A smart phone can't run the PC applications we are used to but it can run cloud based stuff. This will help people in China and the rest of the developing world have access to cutting-edge enterprise software. I am curious what they will do with that and what the impact will be.

This is big news indeed.