Category:Smart phones

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  It is requested that this Category:Smart phones article, section, or category be renamed to Smartphone because The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) definition is 'smartphone'. Please discuss.

Category:Smartphone — 'smartphone' is the generic name given to a generation of mobile phones with enhanced features. The Oxford English Dictionary definition of smartphone states "(a) mobile phone that performs many of the functions of a computer, typically having a touchscreen interface, internet access, and an operating system capable of running downloaded apps". Typically, these multifunction devices operate on the GSM (Global System for Mobile) mobile phone networks – usually with a minimum specification of 3G (third generation), though 4G (fourth generation) is required to exploit their full functionality. Their included 'always on' internet connectivity allows support for a range of applications; such as video streaming, mapping with satellite navigation, social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, high quality still- (more than 5MP) and video-cameras (often HD). A key feature of all smartphones is that they can be fully customised by downloading a massive selection of 'apps' – including specifically paired-down applications such as Wikipedia and Wiktionary, YouTube, professional weather apps, and an unthinkably wide array of many other apps for business, commerce, finance, sports, travel, recreation, hobbies, health, education, DIY, lifestyles . . . oh, and games.

Smartphones generally fall into four umbrella classes of operating systems (OS): the majority market share is powered by Android (from Google), followed by the iOS (from Apple), then Blackberry, and finally the smallest market share by far which uses a hugely paired down version of Windows (from Microsoft).


This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.