Mobile Operating Systems
Mobile Operating Systems
What is Smartphone
A smartphone is a mobile phone with
highly advanced features. A typical
smartphone has a high-resolution
touch screen display, WiFi
connectivity, Web browsing
capabilities, and the ability to
accept sophisticated applications.
The majority of these devices run on
“mobile operating system”
A smartphone is expected to have a
more powerful CPU, more storage
space, more RAM, greater
connectivity options and larger
screen than a regular cell phone.
High-end smartphones now run on
processors with high processing
What is Mobile
A mobile operating system (mobile
OS) is an OS built exclusively for a
mobile device, such as a
smartphone, personal digital
assistant (PDA) or tablet.
A mobile OS is similar to a standard
OS (like Windows, Linux, and Mac)
but is relatively simple and light
and primarily manages the wireless
variations of local connections.
and broadband .
Below is an example describing how
text messaging works on a mobile OS:
-A mobile application allows a
user to read and write a message for
delivery to a mobile device through
radio signal waves. After the device
receives the message signals, the
device notifies the mobile OS, which
stores the message and notifies the
-The user reads the message and
responds with a reply message.
-The OS uses the hardware
antennae to transmit the message.
History of Mobile OS
it's widely considered the first true
smartphone, the IBM Simon, has a
touchscreen, email and PDA
Palm Pilot 1000 personal digital
assistant is introduced with the Palm
mobile operating system.
Nokia S40 OS is officially introduced along
with the Nokia 7110
Symbian becomes the first modern
mobile OS on a smartphone with the
launch of the Ericsson R380.
CE (Pocket PC) smartphones are
BlackBerry releases its first
Nokia introduces Maemo OS on the first
internet tablet N770.
Apple iPhone with iOS is introduced as
an iPhone, "mobile phone" and "internet
OHA releases Android 1.0 with the HTC
Dream as the first Android phone.
Samsung announces the Bada OS with the
introduction of the Samsung S8500.
Windows Phone OS phones are released
BlackBerry released their new operating
system for smartphones and
tablets, BlackBerry 10.
Common software platforms
Android is an operating system based on
the Linux kernel, and designed primarily
for touchscreen mobile devices such
as smartphones and tablet computers. Initially
developed by Android, Inc.,
which Google backed financially and later
bought in 2005, Android was unveiled in 2007
along with the founding of the Open Handset.
The user interface of Android is based
on direct manipulation, using touch inputs that
loosely correspond to real-world actions, like
swiping, tapping, pinching and reverse
pinching to manipulate on-screen objects.
Internal hardware such
as accelerometers, gyroscopes and proximity
sensors are used by some applications to
respond to additional user actions, for
example adjusting the screen from portrait to
landscape depending on how the device is
iOS (previously iPhone OS) is a mobile
operating system developed and distributed
by Apple Inc. Originally unveiled in 2007 for
the iPhone, it has been extended to support
other Apple devices such as the iPod
Touch (September 2007), iPad (January
2010), iPad Mini (November 2012) and secondgeneration Apple TV (September 2010)
The user interface of iOS is based on the
concept of direct manipulation, using multitouch gestures. Interface control elements
consist of sliders, switches, and buttons.
Interaction with the OS includes gestures such
as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch, all of
which have specific definitions within the
context of the iOS operating system and its
Windows Mobile is an operating system
supported by Microsoft. Windows Mobile is
based on Microsoft Win32 API. Windows mobile
works on some devices including Pocket PC,
smartphones, communicators. Most versions of
Windows Mobile have a set of standard
features such as multitasking and the ability to
navigate a file system and it comes bundled
with a set of applications.
It is closed source and proprietary. BlackBerry
10 was the next generation platform for
BlackBerry smartphones and tablets. One OS
was planned for both Blackberry smartphones
and tablets going forward.
is from non-profit organization Mozilla
Foundation.It is open source and uses GPL.
is from Nokia for certain models of their current
entry level smartphones. It is proprietary
software. Runs Series 40 or S40. The Operating
System is found running on Nokia's Asha
Comparision of Mobile OS
IOS 7.04 // Release Date: November 2013
Andoid 4.4 //Relase Date:November 2013
Windows 8 // Release Date: October 2013
Application and Program
7 .000.000+ Apss
(50% are Free)
Overall Scores Of Mobile OS