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The Next Billion Mobile Users Will Rely on Video and Voice

Trend Summary: Ditch the keyboard: The next billion mobile users will rely on video and voice.


The internet’s global expansion is about to enter a new phase and it looks decidedly unlike the last one. Instead of typing searches and emails, a wave of newcomers  (“the next billion,” the tech industry calls them) will avoid text instead using ...

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... voice activation and communicating via images.

The newcomers are a swathe of the world’s less-educated population, online for the first time thanks to low-end smartphones, cheap data plans and intuitive apps that let them navigate despite poor literacy.

According to  Caesar Sengupta, who heads a group at Google charged with adapting to the new wave: “We are seeing a new kind of internet user. They will be very different from the first billion."

The newcomers will be a swathe of the world’s less-educated population, online for the first time thanks to low-end smartphones, cheap data plans and intuitive apps that let them navigate despite poor literacy”.

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[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2017]

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Source: WSJ.com
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