Today mobile smartphones and tablet devices are just as commonplace as home computers. If you were to rewind the clock ten years you wouldn’t see nearly half the amount of cell phones you see now. The reason for this is twofold in my opinion. Firstly, there are the recent advancements in modern technology, such as the ability to compress computer hardware down to the size of a flash drive. Secondly, and I think more significantly, was the introduction of the smartphone. The smartphone was first introduced back in 2001 when Kyocera released the very first smartphone for the American market. This phone allowed you to access the internet via your mobile phone, although at that time you really could not access a website in its original format; that was still limited to desktop computers and notebooks.
Before long other manufacturers began releasing their own smartphone devices, which eventually led to the release of the iPhone by Mac in 2007. The genius of the smartphone was that it allowed for unlimited web access, with the exception of flash files. Then Google made use of their open source platform by releasing their first Android smart phone in 2010. Again, this device allowed the user to have full access to the web and even the ability to view embedded flash files on a mobile web browser. Since then smartphone usage has dramatically increased, and by the beginning of 2013, two of every three mobile users owned a smartphone.
This explosion of the smartphone in the market, coupled with its full online capabilities, has resulted in the development of more mobile friendly sites. In most cases the site owner creates a sub-domain to house the mobile version of the site, and it will even configure itself to the specific mobile device and browser viewing the page.
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