The Catholic Geek team makes no bones about our love of the power of mobile technology, and over the years we’ve talked at great length over the developing range of devices that can keep you connected and productive on the go. Smartphone technology has been rapidly evolving in the past few years, with the market sparked into life by the release of the iPhone in 2007. Just in time for the end-of-year rush, the big players in the smartphone market have all announced their latest and greatest innovations in the mobile space – making it ripe for an overview of the moblile battlefield!
Apple’s iPhones have been the phones to beat since their release in 2007. Famous for making smartphones easy for everyone, the iPhone has been the phone to make the mobile market take off. With the latest release of iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S, Apple have continued to refine a great product while keeping the fundamental easy-to-use heart of the iPhone in place.
Google’s Android phones have become the most widely sold handsets by Google doing what they do best – providing a great service for free and making their profits through supporting services. By giving the operating system away for free to handset manufacturers, Google has managed to get the majority of the smartphone marketshare through saturation of the range of devices. Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of the Android’s operating system, makes great strides in making Android more user friendly, and Google’s signature phone, the new Galaxy Nexus, makes a great handset to consider for your next phone.
Microsoft has become the dark horse in this race, with their Windows Phone software playing catchup by coming late to the party. While they have struggled for marketshare in the year that Windows Phone has been on the market, their ace in the hole has been played with Nokia launching the first pair in a range of Windows Phone handsets just in time for the end of the year. With the new version, known as ‘Mango’, receiving great reviews across the internet, Windows Phone could be the new technology to watch in the coming months.
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