Smartphones: Annotated Bibliography

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Sevilla, Danica C. ENGLRES S18 Annotated Bibliography 1. Obyung, K., Fulk, H. K., Alijani, G. S., & Heon, K.(2015). Understanding successful use of smartphones in an academic context: Hbcu students' perspective. Academy Of Educational Leadership Journal, 19(3), 175-185. The article discussed the smartphones’ relevance in the students’ learning experience in the academe. DeLone and McLean’s Information Systems Success Model was the model adapted for the research and students from Historically Black College or University (HBCU), from freshmen up to seniors, were the ones whose perspectives about the smartphones success in education were evaluated. Obyung, Fulk, Alijani and Heon (2015) showed in their findings…show more content…
Ahmed, M., & Ahmad, S. (2014). Transformation of smart phone to super phone: A future oriented gadget. Pranjana: The Journal Of Management Awareness, 17(2), 1-20. doi:10.5958/0974-0945.2014.00001.6 The article discussed how smartphones are more than just the regular cellphones. That because of the services or capabilities that it provides, it must be something to be treated as “more than powerful”. Ahmed and Ahmad (2016) discuss that “A Smartphone can be explained in terms of more powerful CPU, more powerful RAM, plenty of storage space, superior connectivity options and larger screen than a regular cell phone.” However, despite of the said fact, the authors didn’t deny the imperfectness of smartphones. Issues like short battery life, risk of screens busting and security were briefly tackled. Furthermore, excluding the issues and going back to the positive side, because of more researches are done to enhance mobile technology in the future years to come, smartphone is assured to eventually turn into a superphone. The article is similar with the several articles I’ve cited discussing smartphone’s evolution, it characteristics and its issues. On the other hand, it is different because the author discussed the not just the conceptual issues of smartphones (e.g. Security, Privacy) but also physical issues (e.g. Battery life) and then suggested solutions for it. Moreover, it discussed uniquely the future innovations for…show more content…
This article discussed the birth and evolution of the said two through extensive literature review of several papers, recommendations for the future mobile social media applications, and the face of the future mobile social media. Yadav, Joshi and Rahman (2015) concluded that social media applications are integral part of mobile marketing hence, firms or companies adaption of mobile marketing is a must, but they must also take into mind the rules that surround it and the risks that it entail. The authors have then stated three recommendations for the betterment of the mobile social media applications in the future which are to make the mobile social media applications part and parcel of consumer’s life, to customize the social media applications, to engage the customers through conversations and to promote user generated content creation and word of

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