The New Smartphone Incrementalism: Tiny advances are loudly proclaimed as the industry battles over fractions of an ever-vaster global mobile market

If Wednesday’s announcements from Nokia and Motorola said anything about the next smartphone era, it is that the war started by Apple when it launched the iPhone in 2007 is turning into a lengthy trench battle of technological incrementalism.Now it’s less about dramatic breakthroughs — such as Apple’s radical embrace of touch-screen-centrism, and its subsequent conceptual leap of opening up devices to app developers — and more about gaining marketing buzz to get consumers zeroing in on marginal advantages: a better camera here, a little longer battery life there.To continue reading this MIT Technology Review report, go to:

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