7 Mobile Phone Operating Systems | Very Few of Us Know

The most important software in any smartphone is the operating system. Phones are not computers. So if you’d like to install the other operating system, it’ll take some more time. So mobile phone operating systems should be chosen in accordance with your lifestyle. It is also the main factor that determines phone functionality.


Here is a list of 7 Mobile Phone Operating Systems.

Nowadays there are some different types of mobile phone operating systems used in the smartphone; such as Android, I-Phone OS, Palm OS, Blackberry, Windows mobile, and Symbian.

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Here is list of smartphone os in detail:


1 Symbian:

Symbian was Nokia’s operating system, developed and sold by Symbian Ltd. This operating system was also used by a number of Japanese manufacturers for mobile phones sold only in Japan. This operating system can be also found on some Sony Ericsson devices. The developers were concentrated on the phone’s functionality. For an instance, fast texting, taking pictures, voice control, quick dialing, some PDA features and thousands of different apps. Nowadays this system has a qualified success among users.


2 Blackberry:

Blackberry OS is the mobile operating system developed specially for BalckBerry devices. This operating system runs only on blackberry phones like Curve, Blackberry bold, Perl, and Storm series. This OS is similar to Apple iOS because it can’t run on different brands of phones. Traditionally, all the applications for Blackberry were written on Java platform. But in 2010 it was introduced the new platform, which makes use of the widget SDK. Apps for Blackberry can be installed from Blackberry app world and via the Blackberry desktop manager.


3 Palm OS:

Palm OS is the mobile operational system developed by Palm Inc. in 1996. It was designed to make the touch screen-based interface easier in usage. It is one of the really simple mobile phone operating systems to master but the platforms multitask inability may cause some users to refuse it. The developers paid a lot of attention to minimize the number of clicks. Nowadays Palm Company offers devices that run only on Palm operating system or on Windows mobile.


Mobile Phone Operating Systems that has become More Popular:

4 Web OS:

Web OS is also known as LG web OS and Open web OS. It’s a Linux-based operating system for smartphones. Initially, it was developed by Palm and later sold to LG Electronics. This is one of the mobile phone operating systems that supports multitasking. For instance, if you’re playing a game and you receive a message, you can open it without exiting the paused game.


5 Android OS:

Android OS is the most popular software created by Android Inc. It’s the great rise because it was created just in 2008. If you have the Android based phone you may know about Google Play, the Android market, where you can find a lot of application for this operational system. It’s about 700 000 apps there. The interface was made in order to satisfy all the needs of the user. You can decorate your screen pages with widgets; you can place icons for your favorite applications whenever you want and so on. It’s available on the larger number of smartphones and there are several versions of its operating system.


6 Apple iOS:

Everybody knows it. If you have an iPhone, IPod or an IPad you know what I’m talking about. Every smartphone from Apple uses such type of software. It’s the second top selling operating system for smartphones in the world.

Android and Apple are two strong competitive. The main difference between these two mobile phone operating systems is that the iOS runs only on the Apple’s smartphone line. It is always hard to decide, which OS among Android and iOS is the best.

The interface of this operating system was unchanged since the first iPhone was developed in 2007. The apps for this operational system can be purchased in the official Apple app store, which has about 700 000 apps and games. This OS was made for people who want the simple interface and a beautiful design.


7 Windows mobile:

Windows mobile is a mobile operating system for smartphones and mobile devices from Microsoft corp. Instead of standard icons, the screen of the Windows smartphone is covered with different colored squares.

The design also provides a lot of large text and simple interface. There is also a very interesting feature of this OS – Kids corner. It creates a separate corner for kids so they can’t reach your personal data. This operating system is perfect for people who like the PC operational system and parents, who want to prohibit their personal information from children.



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