First of all, I did not know where to place this, so mods, I apologize if this in the wrong section. Anyway back to my question... What do you think of this trend? iOS - OSX Windows - Windows Phone Android - Desktop Linux Mobile phones are becoming very powerful, so it's only natural that they do more. The manufacturers seem to recognize this and make moves towards the unification of desktop and mobile world. Of course desktops and performance systems will be there for enthusiasts but for an average user current hardware is far more than enough, the lowest end modern CPU will easily perform basic tasks. So when the performances hits the "good enough" state, the next step is to maintain that performance and decrease the size, smartphones are the next step. Mainframes -> Desktops -> Laptops -> Tablets? -> Phones I imagine in 15 years most people will have just the phone and that's it. They'll dock to a dock that will have a monitor, mouse and a keyboard attached to it though the USB and the full desktop operating system will open up. Once they're done, they'll undock and everything they've done in the desktop mode will get suspended and/or synced... for example if they have Chrome open, all the tabs will sync and open in the mobile touch UI that will kick in once the phone is undocked. Microsoft made the first and the biggest jump into this convergence with Windows 8, the execution isn't great(Metro) but the idea is, and there is a clear path. Apple seems to be slower and more careful with this, slowly transitioning iOS features into OSX. I'm surprised how Google hasn't made any moves towards this. Most average users nowadays use just their browser, check emails and write some document files. If Google creates a desktop mode in Android they could steal lots of Microsoft sales. They could release a Nexus phone with a dock just to give manufacturers a concept. I know Motorola has tried this idea, but it's not the same as Google themselves making the move. What are your thoughts on this transition? Are you happy with the idea that soon you might have the power of desktop in your pocket? Or do you not like this unification and prefer things the way they are now?