A mobile phone, cell phone, cellphone, or hand phone (referred to simply as cellular or cell) is a telephone notebook that can make and/or receive calls through a radio frequency carrier, while the user is moving within a telephone service area. The radio frequency link establishes a connection with the switching systems of a mobile telephone operator, which provides access to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). Most modern mobile phone services use a cellular network architecture, and therefore mobile phones are often called "cell phones".
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Google Pixel is a line of devices consumer electronics from Google running the Chrome OS or Android. The Pixel brand was introduced in February 2013 with the first generation of Chromebook Pixel. The Pixel line includes laptops and smartphones, along with (from 2015 to 2017) the Pixel C tablet. Devices can be purchased through the Google Store or in retail stores. Google announced the first generation of Pixel, Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones on October 4, 2016 during the #MadeByGoogle event. They originally ran Android 7.1 Nougat. Google emphasized the camera on the two phones, which was ranked as the best smartphone camera on DxOMarkMobile with 90 points until HTC launched the U11, which also scored 90 points.
Nokia Corporation is a multinational communications and technology company based in the Keilaniemi district of Espoo, Finland. It is formed by two business groups: Nokia Networks (Telecommunications Networks) and Nokia Technologies. Previously, Nokia Corporation was a company oriented mainly to the manufacture of mobile phones, being a world leader in this sector between 1998 and 2011. However, in its last years as a manufacturer of mobile phones, it suffered a decrease in market share as a result of the increasing use of smartphones from other providers. As a result, the price of its shares fell from a maximum of $40 in 2007 to less than $3 in 2012. In February of 2011, Nokia Corporation established a strategic alliance with Microsoft Corporation, as part of which all Nokia Corporation smartphones would incorporate Windows Phone. After this agreement, Nokia became the main supplier of smart phones with Windows Phone.
Apple, Inc. is an American company that designs and produces electronic equipment, software and online services. It has its headquarters in Apple Park, in Cupertino (California, United States) and the European headquarters in the city of Cork (Ireland). Your hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, iPad tablet, Mac personal computer, portable media player iPod, the smart watch Apple Watch and digital media player Apple TV. Being the iPhone XS Max the phone with the largest screen that Apple has presented in its history with 6.5' inches. While the iPhone XR is the most economical of this generation, being below the natural price of its high-end competitors. In September 2019, the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max have been launched, replacing the XR, XS and XS Max respectively.
Microsoft Mobile was a subsidiary of Microsoft, based in Finland, dedicated to the design and manufacture of mobile phones. This company has its origins in the purchase by Microsoft Devices Division and Services Nokia, completed on 25 April 2014. On February 11, 2011, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, former head of the Microsoft Business Division, unveiled a new strategic alliance with Microsoft, and announced that it would shift its efforts to Windows Phone leaving aside MeeGo and Symbian, except of the basic models. Nokia invested in the 40 Series and unveiled a single MeeGo product in 2011, the Nokia N9.
Samsung, It is a conglomerate of multinational companies based in Seoul, South Korea. It is the largest South Korean business group, with numerous subsidiaries that cover businesses such as consumer electronics, technology, finance, insurance, construction, biotechnology and the service sector. With the arrival of the 21st century, Samsung has established itself as the most important company in South Korea in turnover, partly thanks to its electronic division. Samsung Electronics became the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer in 2012 by beating Nokia, which has been leading the market since 1998. In addition, management announced a ten-year increase in investments in biopharmacy, biotechnology and smart watches, as well as a new headquarters in Silicon Valley.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese multinational private company of high technology specialized in research and development (R&D), electronic production and marketing of communications equipment. In addition, it provides customized network solutions for operators in the telecommunications industry. Huawei's sales contracts reached eleven billion dollars in 2006 (34% more than in 2005), 65% of this revenue comes from international markets. Huawei has become an industry-leading seller and one of the few in the world to provide complete 3G solutions. In 2006, Huawei was No. 1 in the NGN (Infonetics) market ranking, No. 1 in mobile software switches (Mobile Softswitch), No. 2 in Optical Networks (Ovum-RHK), No. 1 in IP DSLAM (Infonetics), No. 2 in convergent bandwidth routers (Gartner).
BlackBerry is a smartphone brand developed by the Canadian company BlackBerry, that integrates the mobile email service since 1999, although it includes the typical applications of a smartphone: address book, calendar, to-do list, notebook, browser, social networking applications, as well as a camera integrated into all devices. BlackBerry became famous for its built-in QWERTY keyboard, and for its ability to send and receive emails from the Internet accessing the networks of the cell phone companies that provide this service. Due to this popularity, the term blackberry has also become commonly used to refer to any smart cell phone that incorporates a full keyboard. BlackBerry used to use its own operating system, the BlackBerry OS, which in addition to the benefits of a smartphone incorporates its own messaging service called BBM. Although currently their phones run the Android operating system.
OnePlus is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer founded in December 2013. The headquarters are based in Shenzhen in China. Aside from mainland China, the company serves 42 countries and regions around the world from March 2016. OnePlus was founded on December 16, 2013 by former Oppo Deputy Directors Pete Lau and Carl Pei. According to Chinese government documentation, Oppo is the sole shareholder in OnePlus. Although Lau first denied that OnePlus is a subsidiary of Oppo, when they released the regulations they admitted that OnePlus is owned by Oppo. The main goal of OnePlus was to make a smartphone that is a good balance between high-end quality and a lower price than the phones in its price range.
Xiaomi Inc. is a Chinese company dedicated to the design, development and sale of smartphones, apps and other electronic products, that it sells in its Mi stores in China and certain countries from Asia, Europe and Latin America, in addition to its website. Since the launch of its first smart phone in August 2011, Xiaomi has gained market share in China and has expanded its line of products to other electronic devices. In 2013, the company managed to turn the Xiaomi Mi 2S, the most popular mobile in China, ahead of the Galaxy S4 from Samsung and the iPhone 5 of Apple, according to data from consulting firm specialized Antutu. In October 2013, Xiaomi put its Mi3 model on sale, and its first 100,000 units took 86 seconds to sell online, according to the company.
Motorola Inc. was an American company specializing in electronics and telecommunications, established in Schaumburg, Illinois, outside Chicago. In 2011, Motorola was divided into two independent firms from each other. Motorola Mobility was born as a spin-off with which it was the arm of Motorola in the matter of telephones, while Motorola Solutions stayed with the part of equipment as servers and for telecommunication networks after the renaming of the original name. That is why Motorola’s direct legal successor is Motorola Solutions. In August 2011, Motorola Mobility was acquired by Google for $12.5 billion (approximately), who on January 29, 2014 sold to the Chinese company Lenovo for $2910 million when Motorola's patents belong to Google.