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By Jason Snell for Tom's Guide
We live in the age of the smartphone. Over the past decade-plus, billions of people around the world have come to rely on powerful computers that fit in their pocket and give them constant access to a global high-speed network of information. I believe it’s a revolutionary moment in human history.
But while we will spend the rest of our lives in the world of the smartphone, that heady first decade of expansion—from the day the first iPhone shipped in mid-2007—is over. And all the companies that capitalized on that decade (most notably Apple and Samsung) are still coming to grips with the next, mostly boring, phase in the life of the smartphone industry.