How Smartphones Have Evolved

Cellphones have evolved a lot in the past couple of decades since they were first launched. Literally thousands upon thousands of different phones have been made. Some smartphones have become very sophisticated and technically advanced. So, what exactly is a “smart phone”?

The demand for smart phones is growing because of the general belief that your data and information must accompany you wherever you go, and that you need to be accessible to your contacts no matter where you are. Your information can be kept on your phone or even on the internet. In future, smartphones will have faster processors, better screens and even more storage space than they already do.

Current smartphones have some kind of operating system (OS) and are able to have new apps installed on them. They can either be open source or be like the iPhone and be totally proprietary, meaning you can’t easily program your own apps or easily download whatever you want for free. So, if given the choice, open source is definitely better, no matter what the Apple fanboys will tell you. The Symbian OS is currently the most well-known open source OS, but Google’s Android system is becoming more popular as well.

Some smartphones even have touchscreens or cameras with lots of megapixels, some are open-source and you can download and install as many third party applications as you want… or even code your own.

Some smartphones also have built in GPS features which works with satellite, so you’ll never get lost. Even if a phone doesn’t support satellite based GPS, they can still use Google Maps or something similar to estimate your current location based on cellphone tower positioning. So that may or may not be good enough for you.

So, smartphones are indeed much like miniature laptops in a sense (even smaller than netbooks). Which one you decide to buy depends on what you need it to do. If you plan to type a lot, I would personally recommend you get one with a QWERTY keypad, and avoid phones that only have on-screen touchscreen keyboards because those will make your screen dirty all the time.

Keep in mind that a lot of “regular” phones are becoming more and more smartphone-like as well, so in the not too distant future there may be no need to differentiate between them at all.

When choosing the right smartphone for you, it really depends on what’s important to you. There are so many different models with different features that it’s impossible to say which one is the “best”, because different people have different tastes. So you’ll have to do a lot of research on your own to find the best phone for your personal needs. At minimum, though, you’ll probably want internet access, a built in camera, some kind of keyboard, either with a keypad or touch-screen, and the ability to multi-task (run more than one app at a time and switch between them).

Lg P350 Optimus Me With Android Os Wi-fi Gps Navigation

The LG line of consumer electronic products offers consumers quality products at very reasonable cost. LG P350 Optimus unlocked smartphone is compatible with GSM and GPRS/Edge. It is a quad-band phone, operating on the 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 frequency segments. It is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile, however, it is not compatible with CDMA networks offered by Sprint or Verizon.

Feature rich, the LG P350 offers a standard 3.15 MP camera with 2048 by 1536 pixel image resolution. The camera features autofocus and Geo-tagging so that you can indicate where images were taken, if you choose. Images can not only be instantly viewed on the 4.5-inch high-resolution display, but can be instantly uploaded through the devices’ built-in WiFi interconnectivity. It recognizes WiFi standards 802.11 g/n, both of which are widely used in public hotspots that are available in major sections of the country. Upload speed is up to 7 MBPS thanks to the Optimus 3G HSDPA capability.

The LG P350 is tightly bound to social networking as it integrates much of Google’s functionality through the Android operating system. The Android operating system is at the heart of Google’s network and includes access to more than 200,000 free applications with which you can customize your phone. For instance, you can access Google Maps, Google Earth, Google Search and any other Google social networking tools.

As part of its basic packaging, it includes social media integration to the most basic features of Google’s offerings including Google Talk (Gtalk for instant messaging) and Gmail, one of the more widely used email packages on the market. Texting is enhanced with the device predictive text entry feature that anticipates and completes words with only two or three letters. You can access a QWERTY-style touch-screen keyboard with the right application that also helps to enhance not only texting but also emails. In addition, it features stereo radio/RDS (Roadway Display System that shows the content of the station to which you are tuned) plus built-in GPS functionality and a Digital Compass so that with the right app you can have a full GPS system available in your smartphone.

The LG P350 features a built-in document viewer and organizer. It also features voice memo capability and it recognizes multiple formats including MP4/H.264/H.263, WMV, MP3, WAV, WMA and eAAC+ (an Apple format). And it is very handy too, as it weighs only 4.5 ounces and is half-an-inch thick. It is 2.1 inches wide by 4.2 inches deep. The device makes extensive use of Bluetooth 2.1/ A2DP and its memory can be expanded to 32 GB via microSD memory cards. The microSD cards is a standard memory card and is available from a number of memory manufacturers.

The LG P350 Optimus is a rugged phone and is built for everyday use. If you use it heavily, its lithium-ion battery pack should hold a seven-hour charge before you need to charge it. It features over 500 hours of standby power. In short, it is an affordable, smartphone for the user on the go who wants to keep in touch with social networks and needs high-speed net connectivity for those networks, work or home.