Are you curious about using your phone as a regular computer? With the speed and specifications for Smartphones nowadays, technically, this is very possible. The question is; How do we realize this solution? Are the drivers for this (1) Economics, (2) Convenience and/or (3) consolidation?
While the phone specifications have gone up, the price for Laptops have come down significantly, so one could easily just buy a low cost Chromebook to handle duties that require larger screens. However, there could be more to this situation. Take the Apple ecosystem for example; An iPhone is roughly $1000, the MacBook Air is another $1000 or more. If you buy both, one is looking at $2000 minimum in cost. However, if someone came up with a solution that sells an upgraded iPhone experience on a laptop for $300 that may be appealing. Of course, the argument could be made that an iPad could do the trick but a good iPad setup is about the same cost as a MacBook anyway.
This is topic worth exploring more in the coming months. There are some good data points:
1. The Smartphone is a critical piece of equipment for pretty much everyone across all social spectrums - Which means its foundational.
2. Several concepts have actually gotten crowd funded on Kickstarter.com in recent times which implies there is a market looking for a suitable solution. The solutions vary from Laptop style to more of desktop type designs.
A tablet is also something that has value but in the case of needing an essential solution; is it the most critical upgrade to a phone?
The Samsung DEX is one of the mainstream solutions out there but of course it only works with Samsung Phones. How could this be widely available for pretty much any phone?
Here is a promising foldable solution - cost about $55.00
The Nexjack Desktop solution is just $19 but only works with Samsung Phones at this time.
Here is a video sample of how this could be done.. There are other ways but this kind of a desktop approach with the idea of it being portable.
Other perspectives in Part 1 of this topic - http://www.larklandmorley.com/home/computing-with-a-single-device-especially-a-smartphone