Tablets will replace smartphones

With a smartphone you can replace many everyday devices

Constantly evolving - the smartphone has learned a lot

Cell phones have been around for a long time, but they were just that: cell phones. That changed in the mid-1990s with IBM and the "Simon Personal Communicator". The telephone was still a long way from what we imagine today to be a smartphone. Nevertheless, it was already possible not only to make phone calls, but also to send e-mails and faxes, manage a calendar and even play games. The Simon was also the first phone with a touchscreen.

Since then a lot has happened. The devices are becoming more and more powerful, more and more detailed, in short: they are becoming smarter and smarter. Today they are ultra-thin, offer large displays and can be equipped with countless functions via apps. And that's far from the end. On the contrary - functionality continues to develop. The smartphone is replacing more and more devices, from a wide variety of areas. The EDEKA smart blog gives you a brief overview.

Multimedia in your pocket: Which devices have smartphones already replaced?

One of the first devices to replace smartphones was the digital camera. Initially of modest quality, the smart telephones are now hardly inferior to most photo or video cameras in any discipline. Smartphones are replacing radios and MP3 players as well as dictation machines. Even navigation devices for the car or for hiking are no longer necessary for Android or Apple users: with the right app for your operating system, navigation is no problem. Small computers are even catching up faster and faster with handheld gaming systems and game consoles.

Everyday helper number one: The smartphone replaces everyday devices

The functions of the smartphone are not limited to multimedia gimmicks, but make everyday life easier for us. The powerful mini-computers are displacing more and more objects of daily use. Why do you need a make-up mirror, for example, when the high-resolution front camera is just as useful? You probably don't have an alarm clock on the bedside table either. Books and newspapers to read on the go are also increasingly giving way to digitization. Remote controls of all kinds have also become superfluous: via WLAN you can conveniently control not only TV, but also sockets, lights and much more with your mobile phone. With integrated gyro sensors, smartphones are now even replacing devices such as compasses or even spirit levels. Information on the latest apps and innovations can be found on EDEKA smart.