Smartphone Capability Tracker: What's Hot and What's Not

Ovum says of 77 smartphone models released by key manufacturers during a sample period, 59 handsets had GPS capability and 49 had WiFi, indicating these technologies are now key features across nearly all smartphones, not just high-end models. Some operators still have a reluctance to admit WiFi-equipped handsets onto their networks, but Ovum believes consumers now expect WiFi to be present in smartphones.

The widespread availability of GPS (across all of the major smartphone platforms) is great news for developers wishing to deploy location-based applications and services, but so far few developers have taken advantage of this beyond basic navigation products. article