Bits of the Smart in your Phone
Read somewhere, ''Women are crazy, Men are stupid.''
Now that the phones are smart, we can be more stupid, crazy and fun with the smartphones. Today’s smartphones are literally magical machines. They can work as gaming consoles, business tools, and musical instruments; all at the same time. Doesn’t that little thing feel great in hand!
Do you know your smartphone as well as you think you do? Let’s take the smart ride and know some bits of technology just like #Technocrats.
We all have heard of it. It’s the most popular smartphone operating system. It has been developed by Google. Interestingly, this OS was initially planned for digital cameras. Its beauty lies in the fact that anyone can freely develop Android. It’s the most customizable OS with its open ecosystem. Even its logo is a free source, so you can use it the way you would like to.
Well, the mention of the word ‘4G’ reminds me of that girl used in advertisements by a leading company. Let’s make it simple. ‘G’ stands for a generation of mobile technology like 1G (analog), 2G (digital), 3G and now 4G.
3G technology gives a speed upwards of 400 kbps to 7.2 Mbps or even faster. 4G is blazingly fast with even higher speeds. If you love watching video streams of high quality over the net, 4G will make a huge difference. Though keep a watch at your data usage. 4G will be blazingly fast in sucking up that as well. So be cautious, don’t get fooled!
If you are using a 3G phone and are irritated with the slow connectivity, go for 4G. 4G is the future and its coverage is going to get better in times ahead. If you already have a 4G LTE phone and you have no 4G coverage in your area, then disable the 4G LTE and it will save a lot of battery drain.
The Processor is 'heart' of a smartphone. This is where all the action is. Processors are marketed in terms of 2 factors – Clock Speed and number of cores. Clock speed of a processor tells us how fast a processor can execute tasks. The bigger, the better. Clock speed was used to judge the computer performance in 90s. Now core count is indicative of prowess of a smartphone.
Now everyone is moving to Octacore processors. Theoretically, an Octacore processor has double the number of cores as compared to quad-core. True. But there is a catch here. The phone will seem to be amazingly fast perhaps, but more cores do not necessarily mean a faster processor.
A smartphone should also have a robust GPU with a powerful processor. Always remember, the best smartphones are the ones who have amazingly optimized and effective software code to assist the hardware.
Your mobile phone knows how you are holding it, what you are saying to it, where it exactly is and how fast you are moving. There are so many sensors inside your phone, some of which might not even make sense to you.
These sensors are built-in to measure motion, orientation and environmental conditions. Sensors are precisely what makes your smartphone actually smart. Quite sensational. Isn’t it!
Get to know about the sensors your smartphone is having and you might end up finding some new fun ways to flaunt your ‘smart’ companion.
More on it some other time…