Smartphones have made everything reachable and accessible through a touch. These devices have become an important part of our lives that it’s usually the first thing we check in the morning and the last thing we look at before going to bed. You can entertain yourself with movies, games, or music or read the latest news on your phone.
Popular types of smartphones
There are 3 different types of smartphones that take over the market.
Android phones work with Google Search, Google Drive, Gmail, and other Google products. You can use an Android phone even if you don’t have a Gmail account. Some of the most popular phone brands that are powered by the Android OS include the Samsung Galaxy, Pixel, Xiaomi, Huawei. Android phones have pre-loaded applications. You can get Android phones from Virgin Mobile, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and T-Mobile.
iPhones are powered by Apple’s iOS and have pre-loaded apps like FaceTime, Siri, and Safari. Siri works as your personal digital assistant. It reminds you of appointments and allows you to play your favorite songs hands-free by simply speaking the title of the song into the phone. iPhones are available through Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint. You will also find paid and free applications on Apple’s App Store.
Amazon’s Fire Phone
Amazon’s Fire Phone is based on Android OS with its own customization. Amazon’s Fire Phone features Silk browser, Kindle app, Amazon Music, and Amazon Instant. You can also buy TV shows, apps, and movies from Amazon through the phone. Amazon’s Fire Phone features Fire Technology, which can immediately recognize bar and QR codes, songs, and TV shows. It also comes with free video chat support and access to Amazon Prime for 1 year, as well as free shipping on all Amazon orders. Amazon’s Fire Phone is available through AT&T. It is priced at $450, but you can get it for $1 by availing of a plan.
These smartphone wasn’t continued or just takes a small percentage of the smartphone market.
Windows phones feature Microsoft products like Bing, OneDrive, and Xbox. These devices feature Cortana, a personal assistant that can give birthday reminders, help you avoid traffic, and more. You will find paid and free applications on Window’s Phone App Store. Some of the best Windows phones include the Nokia Lumia Icon, Nokia Lumia 1020, Nokia Lumia 1520, and Nokia Lumia 635. Windows phones also use Live Tiles, which is one of the main features of Windows 8 for personal computers. Live Tiles enabled apps to display information on the phone’s home screen.
Windows phone was discontinued. Nokia is now making Android phone only.
KDE Community tries to bring Linux to smartphone via the first KDE-powered phone, Pine64. The community edition includes most of the essential features a smartphone user would expect and its functionalities increase day by day