Feature phones, smartphones, and tablets shipped more than 1.9 billion
units combined in 2013. However, the quality of audio experience hasn't
kept pace with other mobile advancements making it the Achilles' heel.
According to new research from market intelligence firm ABI Research,
next-generation devices are poised to deliver high-definition voice
capability and a surge in smart audio accessories will result in users
spending a greater portion of the waking day with their devices.
"How is it that the mobile device market has managed to become so large
and important, yet fail to impress when it comes to the quality of the
audio experience?" asks senior practice director Jeff Orr. "As users
customize and personalize their mobile device, they increasingly want a
better audio experience." Multiple initiatives are underway to
revolutionize the mobile device audio experience:
This ABI Research study, "Audio Advancements for Mobile Devices,"
focuses on the input and output technologies and the design
considerations for mobile device audio. It is part of ABI Research's Future
Immersive Computing Research Service (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/service/mobile-device-enabling-technologies/).
ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of
trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From
offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research's worldwide team
of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 70+ research and
advisory services. Est. 1990. For more information visit www.abiresearch.com,
or call +1.516.624.2500.
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