Smartphones are all the rage these days. You can now find them being advertised on TV, in magazines and even in the phonebooks. A smartphone is simply a portable personal device which combines different communication functions and wireless internet access into a single device. The screen of the smartphone can be used as a computer by enabling touch screen mode or if you need a larger display, then there is a touch-screens option too.
Most modern smartphones come with an operating system called Android. There are various operating systems that are compatible with different models of smartphones. Some of the most popular operating systems are BlackBerry OS, Windows Mobile OS and Sony Ericsson XPERIA (Symbian OS). Smartphones work by having applications on the phone itself, hence making it possible for people to access a large database of apps that are available pre-installed on the phone and some can be completely downloaded by the user.
Today’s smartphones come with a variety of advanced features like a camera, music player, business applications and text messaging. They have also gained enough popularity that they are now sold in the market by various manufacturers. A smart phone comes with various accessories such as chargers, memory cards, headphones, Bluetooth headsets and data cable.
The most popular application for smartphones is messaging apps. These apps help in sharing photos, videos, music and various other media with other users. However, most of the time, these apps are exclusive to a particular network provider like Vodafone, T-Mobile or Orange. The U.K’s leading messaging service, messaging app, Blue tooth, can also be used with the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Smartphones today support a wide range of features such as browsing, gaming, Internet using and many more. But these are not all; you can also download some specialized apps to make your mobile device fully functional. Some popular smartphone software applications include games such as Angry Birds, Temple Run 2, tetris, bubble blast games and others. These apps are designed to increase the functionality of your device and also make it easy for you to use them. In addition, you can also download special mobile software applications for managing your mobile phone, like call and messaging apps and various other system utilities.
An additional advantage of a smartphone is that it can easily access the Internet through its GPS feature. On the other hand, an iPhone cannot do that. All smartphones have a secure wireless connectivity such as GSM, CDMA, WLL and TDMA. Another type of connectivity available on mobiles is MMS, which enables you to send picture and text message to someone else’s mobile number. However, all latest smartphones come with the Android operating system that is a variant of the Linux operating system.