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Smartphone

A smartphone is a mobile phone that offers more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a contemporary basic 'feature phone'. Smartphones and feature phones may be thought of as handheld computers integrated within a mobile telephone, but while most feature phones are able to run applications based on platforms such as Java ME or BREW, a smartphone allows the user to install and run more advanced applications based on a specific platform. Smartphones run complete operating system software providing a platform for application developers.

Growth in demand for advanced mobile devices boasting powerful processors, abundant memory, larger screens and open operating systems has outpaced the rest of the mobile phone market for several years. According to a study by ComScore, in 2010 over 45.5 million people in the United States owned smartphones and it is the fastest growing segment of the mobile phone market, which comprised 234 million subscribers in the United States.

Headlines Around the Web

Sony and Samsung a study in contrasts

Jan 08 - Financial Times

10 cool tech gadgets from CES

Jan 07 - MarketWatch

Intel throws weight behind wearable tech

Jan 07 - Financial Times

The Christmas App Splurge Is Slowing

Dec 30 - Business Week

Phone data: Tracking them tracking me

Dec 27 - Financial Times

Apple still has a China problem

Dec 23 - CNN Money

BlackBerry reports $4.4bn loss

Dec 20 - Financial Times

Google app sales catching up with Apple

Dec 17 - Financial Times

Articles About Smartphone

A Woman Tries the Silver Colored Version of the New iPhone 5S After Apple Inc's Media Event in Cupertino, California
iPhone 6 Leaked Photos Reveal Front Panel Side-by-Side With iPhone 5

By IBTimes AU

Many iPhone 6 leaks online have surfaced over the past week. (8:35 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE

Android 4.4.3 Kitkat OS OTA Update Coming to Nexus Devices on April 21

By IBTimes AU

Android 4.4.3 Kitkat OS Over-the-Air update will be coming soon to Nexus devices, according to reports. (8:22 pm)

MORE TOPICS: ANDROID

Nexus 6
Leaked LG Isai With Slim Screen Bezels Hints of Actual LG G3, Nexus 6 Builds on Release Date?

By IBTimes AU

What could prove as the final LG G3 and Google Nexus 6 builds on release date are hinted anew thanks to the LG Isai image twitted this week by popular gadget news leaker @evleaks. (8:19 pm)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, ANDROID

Samsung Galaxy S5 Metal Variant aka 'Galaxy F' Rumored to Debut in The Mid of 2014: Report
Best And Worst Features of Samsung Galaxy S5

By IBTimes AU

Galaxy S5, Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, is one of the most awaited phones of 2014 that packs countless interesting features and enhancements. (7:41 pm)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, IPHONE, SONY, HTC

Samsung Galaxy S5 India Price Revealed Ahead of 11 April Release
3 Tips to Unclutter Your Android Phone & Maximise Built-In Memory

By IBTimes AU

3 Efficient Ways to Get Uncluttered Android Phone Experience. (4:57 am)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, ANDROID, MANAGEMENT

Nexus 6
Google Nexus 6 Features Include 2K Screen Display?

By IBTimes AU

Among the Google Nexus 6 features may include a 2K display just like LG G3. (4:35 am)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, LG ELECTRONICS, ANDROID

LG Google Nexus 5
Google Nexus 5 Android 4.4.3 Kitkat OS Update Rolls Out from Sprint

By IBTimes AU

Good news to Google Nexus 5 holders from Sprint, the U.S-based network was reported to roll out the Android 4.4.3 Kitkat OS update today. (4:33 am)

MORE TOPICS: ANDROID

Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5 Sales: Will it Break Galaxy S4 and S3 Records? Good Business Expected from Flagship Smartphone

By IBTimes IN

Samsung Electronics is expecting big from its recently released flagship smartphone, Galaxy S5 with its sales expected to beat Galaxy S4 and S3. (4:03 am)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, RETAIL, ARCHITECTURE, INVESTMENT, ANDROID

The LG logo is shown at the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) Enterprise & Applications event in San Diego, California
Samsung Galaxy S5 Rival LG G3 Confirmed to Boast 2K Display: Report

By IBTimes IN

South Korean consumer electronics giant, LG has reportedly confirmed that the forthcoming company flagship smartphone, pegged to be as G3 will boast of 2K display. (1:58 am)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, SOUTH KOREA, INDIA

HTC One M8 Mini Tipped to Debut in May
HTC One M8 Mini Tipped to Debut in May: Report

By IBTimes IN

Just yesterday (on 14 April), a report from China indicated that HTC is prepping a plastic variant of its metal-clad HTC One M8. Now buzz suggests that the compact model of the flagship phone is also under works and is slated for debut next month. (12:30 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, ANDROID, HTC

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