smartphones and the internet of things

Your Phone and The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT), which we discuss in detail in this guide, is the way physical objects equipped with sensors interact with their surrounding environment automatically reporting and sharing gathered information through a network. One of the most common IoT devices is a smartphone. So even if you do not know what IoT is, you have most likely been interacting with it for some time. The average smartphone is equipped with around 10 sensors that help it collect data about its surrounding environment. These sensors help take photos, store information, run applications, protect the security of your smartphone, or even just maintain the health of your smartphone. The infographic below lists 10 of the major sensors an average smartphone may be equipped with. What sensors does your phone have? Phone Sensors



Guide to the Internet of Things