A little bit of competition with the makers of smart phones is (some of the time) a good thing for consumers. [I had to rethink and backtrack on that thought a minute. Competition is what gets them to sue each other for rounded corners on icons and pinch to zoom gestures. They might as well patent breathing too. Ok so let's not go there, it is a complete waste of time!]
What I had wanted to write about was the type of competition that innovates new ideas and features. Both Android and iPhone have recently come out with updates. For Android, some models are able to get the 'Jelly Bean' update also known as Android 4.1.(The previous version was called 'Ice Cream Sandwich' v4.0 and before that was "Gingerbread" v2.3 -- Honeycomb v3.x was in between but mostly getting ready for tablets only -- Googlers like sweet things apparently! Whether your phone is able to update either to 4.0 or 4.1 depends both on your manufacturer and carrier to agree that the update is ready to go on your specific phone. Your phone will alert you when it is ready to update!)
If you have an iPhone, or are getting an iPhone 5, you will be able to see the latest iOS 6. The Apple v. Google competition heats up in 6 as Apple has removed Google Maps and the native YouTube App. If you want the YouTube App you are able to download and install it (fortunately). However the Google Maps app is, at present, not available. It has to finished being developed and then submitted to get through the apps approval process. Meanwhile, users are complaining about Apple Maps not being nearly as accurate! I'm sure it will be fixed soon enough. However it is something to consider about if you should update now or wait a while.
If you would like to see a list of features for either of the updates, you can click on the images below to go to the 'what's new' pages for both Android and iOS.
if you are still using BlackBerry, my condolences. Here's a text version of Angry Birds that you might like playing :)
CLICK IMAGES BELOW TO SEE WHAT IS NEW IN EACH...