Feature phone

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A feature phone is a mobile phone that retains the form factor of earlier-generation phones, with button-based input and a small display.wikipedia
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Smartphone

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Feature phones are sometimes called dumbphones in contrast with touch-input smartphones.
They are distinguished from feature phones by their stronger hardware capabilities and extensive mobile operating systems, which facilitate wider software, internet (including web browsing over mobile broadband), and multimedia functionality (including music, video, cameras, and gaming), alongside core phone functions such as voice calls and text messaging.

Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless

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Feature phones run on proprietary firmware with third-party software support through platforms such as Java ME or BREW.
It is offered in some feature phones (mostly with the similar specifications of a mid to high-end mobile phones) but not in smartphones.

Mobile phone

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A feature phone is a mobile phone that retains the form factor of earlier-generation phones, with button-based input and a small display.
Mobile phones offering only those capabilities are known as feature phones; mobile phones which offer greatly advanced computing capabilities are referred to as smartphones.

Mobile operating system

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They tend to use an embedded operating system with a small and simple graphical user interface, unlike large and complex general-purpose mobile operating systems like Android or iOS.
LG UX is used internally by LG for sophisticated feature phones and tablet computers, and is not available for licensing by external parties.

Android (operating system)

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They tend to use an embedded operating system with a small and simple graphical user interface, unlike large and complex general-purpose mobile operating systems like Android or iOS. However, consumer-oriented smartphones such as the iPhone and those running Android fundamentally changed the market, with Steve Jobs proclaiming in 2007 that "the phone was not just a communication tool but a way of life".
Additionally, Android has been installed and run on a variety of less-technical objects, including calculators, single-board computers, feature phones, electronic dictionaries, alarm clocks, refrigerators, landline telephones, coffee machines, bicycles, and mirrors.

IPhone

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However, consumer-oriented smartphones such as the iPhone and those running Android fundamentally changed the market, with Steve Jobs proclaiming in 2007 that "the phone was not just a communication tool but a way of life".
Before the release of the iPhone, handset manufacturers such as Nokia and Motorola were enjoying record sales of cell phones based more on fashion and brand rather than technological innovation.

Mobile game

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For example, today's feature phones typically serve as a portable media player, and can have digital cameras, GPS navigation, Wi-Fi and mobile broadband internet access, and mobile gaming through discrete apps.
A mobile game is a game played on a feature phone, smartphone/tablet, smartwatch, PDA, portable media player or graphing calculator.

Japanese mobile phone culture

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Mobile phones in Japan diverged from those used elsewhere, with carriers and devices often implementing advanced features (such as NTT docomo's i-mode platform for mobile internet in 1999, mobile payments, mobile television, and near field communications) that were not yet widely-used, or even adopted, outside of Japan.
This has since led to the term Gala-phone to refer to Japanese feature phones, by contrast with newer smart phones.

Series 40

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Nokia has developed the Series 30 and Series 40 software platform and application user interfaces which run the Nokia Asha platform.
Series 40, often shortened as S40, is a software platform and application user interface (UI) software on Nokia's broad range of mid-tier feature phones, as well as on some of the Vertu line of luxury phones.

Galápagos syndrome

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This divergence has been cited as an example of Galápagos syndrome; as a result, these feature phones are retroactively referred to as a Gala-phone, blending with "mobile phone" .

Smarterphone

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Smarterphone has developed Smarterphone OS, a full operating system designed for feature phones.
The company's main product is Smarterphone OS, which is a platform-independent full mobile phone operating system and applications suite for the feature phone segment.

Form factor (mobile phones)

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A feature phone is a mobile phone that retains the form factor of earlier-generation phones, with button-based input and a small display.

Embedded operating system

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They tend to use an embedded operating system with a small and simple graphical user interface, unlike large and complex general-purpose mobile operating systems like Android or iOS.

Graphical user interface

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They tend to use an embedded operating system with a small and simple graphical user interface, unlike large and complex general-purpose mobile operating systems like Android or iOS.

Telephone call

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Feature phones typically provide voice calling and text messaging functionality as well as basic multimedia and Internet capabilities and other services offered by the user's wireless service provider.

Text messaging

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Feature phones typically provide voice calling and text messaging functionality as well as basic multimedia and Internet capabilities and other services offered by the user's wireless service provider.

Multimedia

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Feature phones typically provide voice calling and text messaging functionality as well as basic multimedia and Internet capabilities and other services offered by the user's wireless service provider.

Internet

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Feature phones typically provide voice calling and text messaging functionality as well as basic multimedia and Internet capabilities and other services offered by the user's wireless service provider.

Mobile network operator

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Feature phones typically provide voice calling and text messaging functionality as well as basic multimedia and Internet capabilities and other services offered by the user's wireless service provider.

Liquid-crystal display

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Feature phones have a backlit LCD screen and micro USB port and have a physical keyboard, a microphone, SD card slot, a rear-facing camera to record video and capture pictures, and GPS.

USB

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Feature phones have a backlit LCD screen and micro USB port and have a physical keyboard, a microphone, SD card slot, a rear-facing camera to record video and capture pictures, and GPS.

SD card

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Feature phones have a backlit LCD screen and micro USB port and have a physical keyboard, a microphone, SD card slot, a rear-facing camera to record video and capture pictures, and GPS.

App store

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Some feature phones include a rudimentary app store that include basic software such as mobile games, calendar and calculator programs.

Motorola Razr

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The best-selling feature phones include those by Nokia, the Razr by Motorola, the multimedia-enabled Sony Ericsson W580i, and the LG Black Label Series that targeted retail customers.

Sony Ericsson W580i

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The best-selling feature phones include those by Nokia, the Razr by Motorola, the multimedia-enabled Sony Ericsson W580i, and the LG Black Label Series that targeted retail customers.