Have you been thinking of mainstreaming and getting yourself a new phone, only to discover that it’s not quite as simple as you thought? There are a ton of questions and things to consider when purchasing a new phone. DON’T Panic! One of the first questions that you might ask yourself though is….
What is a Smartphone? What is an Android phone? Are all Smartphones Android phones? Are all Android phones Smartphones? Well… here are the answers to some of these questions.
What is a Smartphone?
A smartphone in a nutshell is a wireless computer that can make calls and fit in your pocket. As opposed to a basic phone that can simply send and receive messages or make and receive calls and might come with a few basic games installed a Smartphone can do these things and a whole lot more.
Smartphones can access and search the internet, give directions, take pictures, videos, social network, email, etc. and if you want it to do something else that it doesn’t come with out of the box then Smartphones have access to thousands of free applications available to download that can suite a wide range of needs.
Need a flashlight? Simply download one of the many flashlight applications and turn your phone into a flashlight!
Bored while waiting for your bus or flight to arrive? Download a free game to pass the time, or watch your favorite movie or show through Netflix.
What is an Android phone?
An Android phone is a smartphone that runs on software developed by Google and is one of the top competitors on the market for smartphones. Some could argue the best smartphones on the market use the Android Operating System to function/operate.
Are all Smartphones Android phones?
Nope. Android phones are just one of the big boys in the smartphone business. There are many types of smartphones that run on many types of Operating Systems, much like a home computer. For example if you wanted to buy a computer you could chose to by a Mac or Windows. Both types of computers use two very different operating systems or software to function but in general both allow you to complete the tasks that you want to accomplish.
At the moment some of the most popular and successful Operating Systems in this very competitive market is the Apple OS which powers the popular iPhone, Google’s Android which can be found on many different manufacturers smartphones, Microsoft’s Windows OS, and Research In Motion (RIM)’s Blackberry OS.
Are all Android phones Smartphones?
You might be able to answer this question now… Are all Android phones Smartphones? The answer is YES. All Android phones run on the powerful Android Operating System and are considered Smartphones.
So when choosing a smartphone the Operating System is one of the first puzzles to solve and will get the ball rolling towards your final choice.
If you have more questions about picking a smartphone then DON’T forget to read this Choosing a Smartphone guide with over 70 things to consider when buying a Smartphone. The guide will certainly point you in the right direction.
As far as Android phones go though.
Android phones are my FAVORITE type of smartphone on the market today. Very clean and open source allowing you to customize and tinker to your heart’s content. I love my Android phone and I think you would like Android too.
If you have any questions or would like me to add something to the article don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. Thank you for reading and have a fantastic day.