What Users Want from Smartphones

Digital displays surrounding us from everywhereWhat do consumers want from the smartphone industry?

Fewer smartphones.

That’s according to a recent survey from Greenpeace, which found that more than half the respondents think manufacturers are releasing too many phone models. Brands like Apple and Samsung typically introduce new versions of their flagship phones each year.

Instead, people want smartphones that are easier to repair or at the very least recycle. And consumers in each of the six countries involved in the survey say it’s important that phone-makers put out products that aren’t made with hazardous chemicals.

We mention this survey because it comes at a time when IT asset managers are facing more and more challenges when dealing with mobile device management. As the IT Asset Knowledge Database put it recently, those challenges include mobile life-cycle management, parts availability and data erasure.

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