It seems as if the cell phone market of this day and age is almost as polluted as the stonewash jean industry was back in the late 80’s. Everybody is hyping their product as the fastest, easily connected, best data transferring phone but like acid washed compared to nature rinsed…what does it all really mean.
You’ve probably heard of companies introducing their phones as 3G or 4G and what better person to explain these differences than the original G himself, saxophone legend Kenny G.
What is 3G and 4G? Kenny G Explains
“Thanks cats, the explanation between the G’s is actually easy to distinguish. Put on some soothing jazz music and let me take you on this magical mix of techno…logy. You see, the G in different phone development plans just stands for generation. As it stands now, we’re somewhere near 4 generations of phones. Let me give you a quick rundown of each generation of our past”
1G (1st generation)- These were those huge phones that were made famous in the movies and on T.V, perhaps most notably by Bayside High’s prodigal son, Zack Morris. These analog phones basically had the functionality of the Cinco Phone. “You cannot receive calls.”
2G – When the second generation of phones was coming out, I had just released “ At Last: The Duets Album“. This conjured in the digital age and cell phones became more of a common accessory, not limited for rich high school kids or government officials.
4G – Even though some phones are hyping their platforms as 4G, we’re still really in the development phase of this generation and the improvements of video streaming, coverage, and more is constantly being improved to meet high demands.3G – The development of 3G phones ushered in the era of smart phones. These days virtually every phone has web access, social media applications, HD photo and video capturing technologies and more.
What makes distinguishing the different phone platforms so hard is the fine line that separates each generation and the rush of marketing and sales teams to hype phones as next generation.
“Nobody knows what the future brings in regards to the music industry, I’m currently collaborating with Skrillex but the next generation of cell phones is in reach. Even though companies don’t plan on unleashing 5G until 2020, they’re in development as we speak. The goal for the next generation of cell phones is faster Internet access, highest signals at all time, and longer battery life. 3D technologies will likely be implemented with high-quality video and phones could be our one-stop entertainment portholes. Personally, as long as you can hear my new CD that drops in stores soon (and not download my MP3’s illegally) in crystal clear production. This is Kenny G, the original G and the G of the future signing off for 4G networks.