Smartphones - Advance features and history
With the advancement of technology and regular development in electronic and communications field, existing electronic components are being replaced with emerging future technologies like Memristors etc. This regular advancement in communication sector can easily be described by taking a look over phones and mobile's history.
Advanced Features of Smartphones:
We will get many more new advanced features in upcoming smartphones in future.
Types Operating Systems used by Smartphone
OS used by contemporary featured phones
The featured phone runs with the support of third party software through Java ME or BREW platforms and on proprietary firmware.
What is the the Main difference between contemporary phones and SmartPhones?
The advance APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) in smartphones allow better integration of third-party applications with their Operating systems and Hardware than other contemporary phones.
Who used the term 'smartphone' very first?
The term 'smartphone' was first used by Ericsson in 1997 for their GS88 phone which was first labelled as Smartphone.
Evolutionary history of smartphones
As said above Ericsson used the term 'Smartphone' for their GS88 phone and labelled it as Smartphone; the platform since 1996 used for them was Symbian. But in 2011, Google's Android OS outperformed it. Nokia in February 2011 declared to use Windows OS in their future Smartphones. Their first smartphones with Windows were 7.5 smartphones, Lumia 710 and 800.
IBM Simon - designed in 1992, shown as a concept product in Las Vegas, Nevada. (The very First smartphone)
Nokia Communicator line (First smartphone product of Nokia)
Ericsson GS88 (First 'smartphone' labelled phone)
Ericsson R380 Smartphone (first Smartphone product by Ericsson)
NOKIA 9210 Communicator (released in yr 2000)
First BlackBerry device was released by RIM in year 2002 with additional email functionality. It was the first Smartphone optimized for wireless email and it gained around 32 million subscribers by end of year 2009.
NOKIA N95 Series
Nokia 6110 Navigator
A Symbian based dedicated GPS phone introduced in June 2007.
Apple Inc. iPhone (Was the first iPhone by Apple Inc.)
This year Apple announced that iPhone would support third party "web 2.0 applications" running in its web browser that share the look and feel of the iPhone interface.
Second generation iPhone by Apple
Android OS for Smartphones released in 2008 with its first phone HTC Dream.
Nexus One smartphone
Launched in January 2010 on Android OS.
Apple iOS 4
Apple iPhone 4
Nokia N8 SmartPhones
Apple iPhone 4S accounced on Oct 4, 2011
HTC EVO 3D
was announced by HTC Corporation
For the year 2012, everyone was waiting for Windows 8 OS based PCs and Smartphones expected to include a lot of apps and new features. If you are a mobile application developer then you can easily get a mobile from Microsoft as they are offering free Windows Phones to mobile application developers in India.