We live in a world of instant gratification. It is also a world that is far busier than ever before. Technology has flattened the globe once again, making it possible to do business on a global scale and to communicate with friends and family anywhere in the world. We have become used to this way of living and the growing popularity of technology like the smartphone and the Android Tablet have made it even easier for use to indulge ourselves in a veritable smorgasbord of communication, gaming, and networking. It can also lead to a new addiction – the smartphone addiction.
Take, for example, something as simple as PC games. Today’s games, like the popular MMORPG games, are based on the idea of a global playing field. Playing these games on a laptop or traditional PC confined the user to playing only where they had power and an internet connection. The Android Tablet and smartphones made it possible to play these games almost anywhere and at any time.
Naturally, this increased exposure has lead some users to become overly reliant on smartphones in general. There is such a thing as a smartphone addiction. The inability to go more than five minutes without checking to see if you have new mail may indicate a problem. Checking your smartphone in the bathroom, or worse, the bedroom, may also indicate a problem.
The good news is, once you have had your smartphone or Android Tablet for a while, the overwhelming urge to stay connected will go away. Once it has, you can begin to use your smartphone or tablet as it was meant to be used.