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Can anyone tell me the differences?

I need to know what are the differences between,
1. mp3 Player
2. iPod
3. Smartphone
4. iPhone
5. PDA
6. Tablet
7. iPad

And also I need to know what is Android.

Thank you.

    hp.bubbleboy
    Posted 2 years ago

    Google it

      mark_hensley@sbcglobal.net
      Posted 2 years ago

      An Mp3 player is another reference name a portable musically capable unit another words an iPod. The term iPod is an Apple trademark name, not every company can use the term iPod, so they say mp3 player.
      A smartphone is any portable phone that does more than a phone call with a flat screen allowing the user to manipulate or control the features of the phone more lack a tablet, but its more of a phone.
      Apple’s trademark name for smartphone is iphone.
      PDA’s are like the uncle between mp3 players and smartphones back in the day. They were hand held computing allowing mobility. They weren’t quite computers but they were lightweight task management devices. They kept calendars, notes, task lists etc. PDA’s could not communicate beyond the person who is operating the device. I am sure like anything they have advanced.
      A tablet is another word for Sony’s and others version of the iPad.

      Android is the name of a smart phone, just like iphone is the name of Apple’s smartphone.

      Great question.

      Best.

        classicsat
        Posted 2 years ago

        I am going by order of importance, not of your list. My list will make more sense in my order.

        An MP3 player is a portable device which stores and plays MP3 files, to play away from a computer. More advanced ones can play video.

        A PDA is a handheld computer. Early ones were made to just hold and organize simple data, contact lists, a calendar, and usually a calculator. As they advanced, they add the ability to run applications, basic multimedia, and connect to networks. Quite often they are touch screen.

        A Smartphone is basically a PDA or better handheld computer with a cell phone built in, usually with the capability of using the cell phone network for data services.

        A Tablet is basically a larger version of a handheld computer which uses a touch screen.

        iPod is an MP3 player by Apple, iPhone is their smartphone, and iPad their tablet.

        There is the regular iPod line, which is the wheel based just MP3/multimedia player, and the Touch models, which are touchscreen – fundamentally an iPhone less the phone components.

        Android is the tablet/smartphone OS from Google. It primarily competes with Apple’s iOS, which runs the Apple touchscreen devices, and the Apple TV. Unlike iOS, which runs only on Apple devices, a number of competing hardware devices run Android.

        The current state of touch screen devices basically began with the iPhone from Apple.

      3 comments on “Can anyone tell me the differences?

      1. hp.bubbleboy on said:

        Google it

      2. mark_hensley@sbcglobal.net on said:

        An Mp3 player is another reference name a portable musically capable unit another words an iPod. The term iPod is an Apple trademark name, not every company can use the term iPod, so they say mp3 player.
        A smartphone is any portable phone that does more than a phone call with a flat screen allowing the user to manipulate or control the features of the phone more lack a tablet, but its more of a phone.
        Apple’s trademark name for smartphone is iphone.
        PDA’s are like the uncle between mp3 players and smartphones back in the day. They were hand held computing allowing mobility. They weren’t quite computers but they were lightweight task management devices. They kept calendars, notes, task lists etc. PDA’s could not communicate beyond the person who is operating the device. I am sure like anything they have advanced.
        A tablet is another word for Sony’s and others version of the iPad.

        Android is the name of a smart phone, just like iphone is the name of Apple’s smartphone.

        Great question.

        Best.

      3. classicsat on said:

        I am going by order of importance, not of your list. My list will make more sense in my order.

        An MP3 player is a portable device which stores and plays MP3 files, to play away from a computer. More advanced ones can play video.

        A PDA is a handheld computer. Early ones were made to just hold and organize simple data, contact lists, a calendar, and usually a calculator. As they advanced, they add the ability to run applications, basic multimedia, and connect to networks. Quite often they are touch screen.

        A Smartphone is basically a PDA or better handheld computer with a cell phone built in, usually with the capability of using the cell phone network for data services.

        A Tablet is basically a larger version of a handheld computer which uses a touch screen.

        iPod is an MP3 player by Apple, iPhone is their smartphone, and iPad their tablet.

        There is the regular iPod line, which is the wheel based just MP3/multimedia player, and the Touch models, which are touchscreen – fundamentally an iPhone less the phone components.

        Android is the tablet/smartphone OS from Google. It primarily competes with Apple’s iOS, which runs the Apple touchscreen devices, and the Apple TV. Unlike iOS, which runs only on Apple devices, a number of competing hardware devices run Android.

        The current state of touch screen devices basically began with the iPhone from Apple.

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