In 3 years, half of all Canadians will own a smartphone; 6.7 billion mobile devices already worldwide

The Google Engage conference that happened earlier this week in Vancouver saw Google Canada's head, Chris O'Neil, share some foresight into the mobile space.

Chris claimed that the "the shopping experience on mobile will eventually be better than desktop," and it would take less than two years for up to 30% of internet traffic to come from mobile devices.

He also stated that there are 6.7 billion mobile devices worldwide, or one for every human on earth. One in five people globally already own a smartphone—just one year ago, this number was one in 10. And in Canada, 1 in 3 mobile devices are smartphones. In three years, half of all Canadians will own a smartphone.

Are you prepared for the mobile revolution?

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Knowlton Thomas

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Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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