What is a smartphone?

Are you interested in learning the answer to the question "What is a Smartphone"? Then continue reading this article to learn more about smartphone technology. A smartphone is not like ordinary mobile phones, it has the ability to use advanced features because it contains software applications that can directly run from the phone itself. This is usually open-source software, a feature that allows you to add applications as easily as loading them to your phone through wireless downloads. Smartphones offer a comprehensive Internet experience. From browsing the web, chatting with friends to watching videos on YouTube.

  Origin of Smartphone IBM was the first to offer consumers a highly advanced mobile phone. In 1993, the firm launched what could be considered as the first smartphone in the world – which was named Simon. Although considered low-end by today standard, this phone was the first smartphone with the following features: address book, email, calendar, clock, and notepad, including the ability to send and receive faxes.

 In the mid-1990s, Nokia came up with its first line of smartphones - the Nokia 9000 series. It was not the first of its kind in Nokia's smartphone series. It was also the most expensive, with prices increasing by 20 to 40% more than its competitors. The Nokia 9210 was the first real smartphone because of its open operating system.

  Some important features of a smartphone

 Smartphone depends on the kind of operating system that allows it to run applications built-in or third-party apps. For example, Blackberry uses the Blackberry operating system, Samsung, Lenovo, Sony, and many others used the Android operating system, and iPhone uses the iOS operating system.

 • The smartphone comes with in-built applications to perform simple tasks, such as viewing PDFs files, editing documents, taking photos, editing photos, watching videos, and listening to music.

 • It also comes with a built-in browser for browsing the Internet at higher speeds on 3G and 4G networks. You can also browse the web using a Wi-Fi router with built-in Wi-Fi support.

 • It also comes with a QWERTY keyboard that can be hardware (physical keyboard) or in software (touch screen format).

 • You can record high-quality video and even take pictures using the built-in camera.

  Some of the major operating systems used in the smartphone

 Symbian: The Ericsson R380 smartphone was the first phone to use the Symbian operating system. Later, Nokia used this operating system in its Communicator and future mobile phones. This was the number one operating system for smartphones until 2011 when Google's Android took over the lead.

IOS: Apple introduced its first iPhone in 2007 and the device was based on it iOS in-built operating system. iOS 4 was launched in 2010 with third-party applications multitasking, high definition video recording, and a 5-megapixel camera.

  Blackberry: RIM launched its first BlackBerry device in 2002 with built-in phone and messaging features.

Android: This is an open-source platform developed primarily by Google and supported by various device and software developers, such as HTC, Intel, Motorola, and Samsung.

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