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Smartphone

A category of mobile phone that provides the functions of a small computer. Smartphones run complete operating system (OS) software that provides a standardized interface and platform for advanced third-party apps. Popular smartphone OSes include Google's Android and Apple's iOS.

See: OS

Compared to more basic phones, smartphones also usually have larger displays and more powerful processors.

Most applications written for a given smartphone platform can run on almost any smartphone with that platform, regardless of manufacturer.

Basic phones that are not smartphones are called Feature Phones.

See: Feature Phone

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