Programming the Mobile Web: Reaching Users on iPhone, by Maximiliano Firtman

By Maximiliano Firtman

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Usually, the last hardware versions of the iPhone can be upgraded to the latest operating system version. By default, the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are charged using a USB adapter; when you charge your device, iTunes (the Apple software for managing your device’s content and music) will detect automatically if an OS update is available for your device, and you can install the update in minutes without any technical skill needed. 0, the device can upgrade itself over the air (OTA), just using your wireless connection.

Even the simplest mobile device on the market today would have been considered very smart 10 years ago. info | 5 A device in this category can cost upwards of $400. You can probably get one at half that price from a carrier; the devices are often subsidized because when you buy them you sign up for a one- or two-year contract with a flat-rate data plan (hopefully). This is great for us as users, because we don’t have to care too much about the cost of bytes transferred via the Web. A smartphone, as defined today, has a multitasking operating system, a full desktop browser, Wireless LAN (WLAN, also known as WiFi) and 3G/4G connection support, a music player, and several of the following features: • GPS (Global Positioning System) or A-GPS (Assisted Global Positioning System) • Digital compass • Video-capable camera • Bluetooth • Touch support • 3D video acceleration • Accelerometer • Gyroscope • Magnetometer Currently, this category includes the Apple iPhone, every Android device (including the Samsung Galaxy series and the Sony Xperia series), the Nokia Lumia 920, and later BlackBerrys.

Symbian devices from Nokia were divided into different editions under the name S60, from the 1st to the 5th edition. After that, the S60 platform was renamed the Symbian platform and Nokia did not use the S60 name anymore. In the market today, we can find Symbian devices under the versions listed in Table 1-5. Table 1-5. List of Symbian smartphone platform versions available since 2008 Version name Released on S60 3rd Edition FP2 Input type Update ability 1Q 2008 – 2Q 2011 Numeric keypad and QWERTY keyboard, no touch devices No updates S60 5th Edition 4Q 2008 – 3Q 2011 Full touch devices, no keyboard No updates Symbian^3 2Q 2010 Full touch devices with optional QWERTY keyboard No updates Symbian Anna 2Q 2011 Full touch devices with optional QWERTY keyboard From Symbian^3 Symbian Belle 3Q 2011 Full touch devices with optional QWERTY keyboard From Symbian^3 and Anna Symbian Belle FP1 1Q 2012 Full touch devices with optional QWERTY keyboard Only for some devices Symbian Belle Refresh 3Q 2012 Full touch devices with optional QWERTY keyboard Only for some devices There isn’t a fourth edition in Nokia’s Series 40 or Series 60.

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