VNUNet: Smartphone manufacturers are cramming more and more technology onto platforms, but the end result is shorter battery life and more disgruntled customers.
In its latest report into European smartphone sales analyst house Canalys reports that 38 per cent of smartphones now come with GPS built in, and 58 per cent are capable of connecting using Wi-Fi.
However, the extra features, and large touchscreens which make up 13 per cent of the smartphone market are having a negative effect on battery life and this is causing customer dissatisfaction.
“People are wary of draining their battery and not being able to make calls,” said Canalys senior analyst Pete Cunningham.
Canalys polled 4,000 European phone users and the number one concern they expressed was battery life.