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Smartphone

Knowledge Identifier: $Smartphone

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Smartphone

Term for distinguishing mobile phones with advanced features from basic feature phones add

Category: Civil society

Launched in 1999.

Countries: (65%), Japan (7%), United States (4%)

Main connections: Samsung, BlackBerry, Google

Linked to: Google, Apple Inc., Nokia, HTC

 

Timeline


 

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1999

In 1999, RIM released its first BlackBerry devices, providing secure real-time push-email communications on wireless devices add something

 

In 1999, the Japanese firm NTT Docomo released the first smartphones to achieve mass adoption within a country add something


2000

In early 2000, the & Ericsson R380 was released by Ericsson Mobile Communications, and was the first device marketed as a "smartphone" add something

 

Windows Mobile - Further, several Pocket PC 2000 phones were released, however Microsoft's "Smartphone" hardware platform was not yet created


2003

HTC Sonata - The "'HTC Sonata"' is a smart phone model designed by HTC and powered by the Windows Mobile 2003 SE Smartphone Edition operating system

 

"Android" is an open-source platform founded in October 2003 by Andy Rubin and backed by Google, along with major hardware and software developers that form the Open Handset Alliance add something


2006

Outside of Japan, the next smartphone to achieve mass adoption was the BlackBerry, which in 2006 popularized the term CrackBerry due to its addictive nature add something


2007

In 2007, Apple Inc. introduced the $iPhone (iPhone_3G), one of the first mobile phones to use a multi-touch interface add something


2008

In July 2008, Apple introduced its second generation $iPhone (iPhone_3G) with a much lower list price and 3G support add something

 

The introduction of Apple's App Store for the $iPhone (iPhone_3G) and iPod Touch in July 2008 popularized manufacturer-hosted online distribution for third-party applications focused on a single platform add something

 

Android supports the execution of native applications and third-party apps which are available via Google Play, which launched in October 2008 as Android Market add something

 

Following the success of the App Store, other smartphone manufacturers launched application stores, such as Google's Android Market in October 2008 and RIM's BlackBerry App World in April 2009 add something

 

In October 2008, HTC released the HTC (HTC_Corporation) Dream, the first phone to use Android add something


2009

The Bada operating system for smartphones was announced by Samsung in November 2009 add something


2010

By Q4 2010, Android became the best-selling smartphone platform add something

 

It was the world's most widely used smartphone operating system until Q4 2010 add something

 

In February 2010, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 7 with a User Interface inspired by Microsoft's "Metro Design Language" add something


2011

Featuring over 500 applications at launch, the App Store eventually achieved 1 billion downloads in the first year, and 15 billion by 2011 add something

 

Samsung shipped 4,5 million phones running Bada in Q2 of 2011 add something


2012

As of 2012, around half of U.S. mobile consumers own smartphones add something

 

Huawei, LG and Lenovo set at about 5 percent each and significant better than 2012 figures, while Others set at about 40 percent or same with last year figure add something

 

In China, smartphones represented more than half of all handset shipments in the second quarter of 2012 add something

 

In the third quarter of 2012, one billion smartphones were in use worldwide add something

 

Flare (Phone Series) - "'Flare"' is an Android smartphone made by Cherry Mobile it is released in 2012 with a slogan "Dual Core "Ng Bayan" in 2013 they released a Second Generation of "'Flare"' and it is "'Flare 2,0"' a Quad Core $ Smartphone with a dual SIM function

 

Firefox OS was demonstrated by Mozilla in February 2012 add something

 

There are 80 million active $ BlackBerry service subscribers and the 200 millionth BlackBerry smartphone was shipped in September 2012 add something


2013

London Design Festival - In 2013, the Fairphone company launched its first "socially ethical" smartphone at the London Design Festival to address concerns regarding the sourcing of materials in the manufacturing add something

 

In 2013, Samsung set at 31,3 percent Shipment Market Share, a slight increase from 30,3 percent in 2012, while Apple set at 15,3 percent in 2013 and decrease from 18,7 percent in 2012 add something

 

In 2013, Bada merged with a similar platform called Tizen add something

 

In late 2013, QSAlpha commenced production of a smartphone designed entirely around security, encryption and identity protection add something

 

The European mobile device market as of 2013 is 860 million add something

 

The tin extraction process has been identified as environmentally destructive and, as of September 2013, children are employed in hazardous conditions to extract tin add something

 

In December 2013, the world's first curved-OLED technology smartphones were introduced to the retail market with the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Round and LG G Flex models add something

 

LG G2 - Smartphone - In December 2013, the British magazine "Stuff" named the G2 its 2013 "Phone of the Year" and "Gadget of the Year", reporting that "LG has previously struggled to make an impact on the smartphone market, but the LG G2 is as good as smartphones get in 2013, and shows the established names how it should be done


2014

As of 2014 more companies have partnered with Mozilla including Panasonic and Sony add something

 

Wiko - Wiko launches Wiki Sunset, an Android Smartphone in 2014.

 

In February 2014, some smartphones are dustproof and waterproof up to one-meter underwater depth such as Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z1S and Sony Xperia Z2 add something

 

In April 2014, & Samsung released the Samsung Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo, running Tizen add something


2015

The first smartphones using this technology should arrive in 2015 add something

 

Xiaomi Redmi 2 - "' & Xiaomi Redmi 2"' is a Smartphone by Xiaomi released in January 2015

 

The $ $Samsung Z1 is the first smartphone produced by Samsung; it was released in the Indian market on 14 January 2015 add something

 

Most recently, RIM has undergone a platform transition, changing its name to & BlackBerry and making new devices on a new platform named "BlackBerry 10" and in November 2015 released an Android smartphone, the BlackBerry Priv add something

 

In December 2015, Mozilla announced that it would phase out development of Firefox OS for smartphones, and would reposition the project to focus on other forms of internet-connected devices add something


2016

In 2016 February, Mphone releases mPhone 9 Plus 3D the first naked eye 3D smartphone, where user can enjoy the third dimension gaming and videos within their mobile phones itself without any additional accessories add something


2017

In Q1 2017, IDC reported that Samsung was first placed, with 80 million units, followed by Apple with 50,8 million, Huawei with 34,6 million, Oppo with 25,5 million and Vivo with 22,7 million add something

 

Pixel density - Smartphone - Sony's Xperia XZ Premium has a 4K display with a pixel density of 807 PPI, the highest of any smartphone as of 2017

 

Xiaomi - Xiaomi started its 2017, with the launch of Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon variant in India as it is not restrained by courts from selling MediaTek based Smartphones in India

 

Xiaomi - Smartphone - Xiaomi Mi 5c smartphone was launched in February 2017

 

HTC - Smartphone - On May 16, 2017, HTC announced the HTC U11 flagship smartphone, the successor to the previous year's HTC 10

 

Jolla - Smartphone - In August 2017, Sailfish X was introduced for the Sony Xperia X smartphone

 

Micromax Mobile - Later in August 2017, they launched first bezel-less 18:9 Smartphone in budget category, Canvas Infinity with 16 MP Front Camera. and Bharat 2 became the largest selling phone under 5000 in India for Q3 2017

 

In October 2017, $ $Microsoft officially announced that they would no longer push any major updates to Windows 10 Mobile, instead it would put it in maintenance mode, where Microsoft would push bug fixes and general improvements only, therefore Windows 10 Mobile would not receive any new feature updates add something


2018

OLED - In 2018, the first smartphones featuring fingerprint readers embedded within OLED displays were announced add something