Understanding Smartphones and Their Functions

In this post, I will explain what is meant by a Smartphone that is currently trendy in Indonesia or in the world.

Smartphone or smart phone or also called smart phone is a communication tool that is equipped with an operating system such as Android, IOS or Blackberry OS etc.

In addition to being equipped with an operating system, smartphones are usually equipped with more trendy technology, for example LTE or 4G technology.

Smartphones nowadays are really a necessity, why is it because the function of the Smartphone can replace the function of the computer, for example, if we want to search for something on the Smartphone, it is equipped with search engine applications such as Google Search, Bing etc.

Understanding Smartphones and Their Functions

What’s more, a smartphone that is equipped with navigation or GPS makes it very easy when traveling long distances and finding it difficult to find a way.

There are so many manufactures in the technology field such as Apple, Microsoft, Smasung, etc. that are always looking for or updating technology so that their manufacture becomes a pioneer in the Smartphone field.

Smartphone Functions

The function of the Smartphone is as a human tool when doing daily work, for example in this case I want to go somewhere I don’t know the address when I can use my Smartphone to find the address.

Smartphone History

Smartphones were not born a few years ago, but started several decades ago. A smartphone or smartphone is a mobile phone that has the ability to use and function similar to a computer. There is no factory standard that defines what a smartphone means. For some, a smartphone is a phone that runs on all operating system software that provides a standard and basic relationship for application developers. For others, a smartphone is simply a phone that provides advanced features such as email (electronic mail), the internet and the ability to read e-books (e-books) or has a keyboard (either built-in or plugged in) and a VGA connector. In other words, a smartphone is a small computer that has the capabilities of a telephone. The growing demand for sophisticated, portable devices has led to major advances in processing, memory, display and operating systems that have been off the beaten track in recent years.

This is the history of smartphones from year to year:

1. Simon (1992)

The first smartphone made was the Simon; designed by IBM in 1992 and exhibited at COMDEX, a computer fair in Las Vegas, Nevada. The smartphone was marketed to the public in 1993 and sold by BellSouth. Not only being a mobile phone, the “Simon” smartphone also has a calendar, phone book, world clock, notepad, e-mail, the ability to send and receive faxes and games. Simon is the first generation smartphone that does not have buttons or uses the touchscreen concept. Although now, Simon is a low-level product, but the features at that time were very advanced.

2. Nokia 9000 (1996)

Then the Nokia Communicator which is Nokia’s first smart phone. It started with the Nokia 9000, in 1996. This smartphone was the result of merging the successful and expensive Hewlett Packard PDA model with the best-selling Nokia phones of the time. The next generation is the Nokia 9210 is the first color sail communicator and is also a true smartphone that uses an operating system. However, although the Nokia 9210 is arguably the first true smartphone with an operating system, Nokia still calls it a communicator.

3. Palm OS Treo (2001)

This year Handspring released the Palm OS Treo smartphone, with a full keyboard combined with wireless browsing, email, calendar, and rosters, with third-party applications that can be downloaded or synced with a computer.

4. RIM BlackBerry (2002)

In this year RIM released the first BlackBerry which is the first smartphone with maximum use of wireless email and has reached 8 million users (as of June 2007), seventy-five percent of the users are in South America.

5. Microsoft (2002)

In the same year, Microsoft announced that Windows CE pocket computer OS was named “Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone 2002” which is now known as Windows Phone.

6. Nokia N-series (2005)

It was in this year that Nokia published the N-series of 3G smartphones which were sold not as mobile phones like previous Nokia products but as multimedia computers.

7. Android (2008)

The OS for smartphones released in 2008 was Android supported by Google, along with other leading hardware and software entrepreneurs such as Intel, HTC, ARM, Motorola and eBay, which later formed the Open Handset Alliance.

The first phone to use Android OS was the HTC Dream, a product of T-Mobile’s brand as the G1. Full-featured phone, full touch screen, QWERTY keyboard, and trackball for navigating web pages. The software is compatible with Google applications, such as Maps, Calendar, and Gmail, as well as Google’s Chrome Lite. Third-party applications are also available through the Android Market, some for free or for a fee.

8. Apple (2008)

In the middle of this year Apple promoted the App Store with free and cost-effective applications. The app store can deliver smartphone applications developed by third parties directly from the iPhone or iPod Touch over WiFi or cellular networks without using a computer to download. The App Store has been a success for Apple and as of June 2009 there are more than 50,000 applications available. The app store surpassed one million app downloads on April 23, 2009.

Then the popularity of Apple’s App Store soared, and many created their own app stores. Like Palm, Microsoft and Nokia have announced Apple-like app stores. RIM has also recently created an application store, namely BlackBerry App World. And until now, many have developed new, super-sophisticated smartphones.

So the discussion of the article Understanding Smartphones and Their Functions and the History of Smartphones (Smartphones) may be useful for all of you.