What we use our smartphones for the most is, unarguably, communication. There can be various forms of communication – cellular, short messages, IM, social networking, email and whatnot – but the fact remains that the basic usage of any smartphone device stays the ability to connect to the world and communicate. It’s also a no-brainer that you don’t keep glued to your phone twenty-four hours a day, which is why these devices continue to operate and send and receive communication for us even when they’re not being actively put to use. For those times when we were not actually looking at the screen (heck, we didn’t even hold the phone in our hands; it was in the pocket), we have notifications – ringtone alerts, vibrations patterns, LED lights – but there’ll always be a notification.

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