What is Operating System?
Operating System is programming that permits cell phones, tablet PCs and different gadgets to run applications and projects.
The operating system serves as an interface between applications and the computer hardware for technical functions such as input and output and power allocation. This requires device drivers written to connect with their devices by hardware creators.
What is mobile operating system?
Mobile OS is an operating system for mobile phones, tablets, smartwatches. Mobile operating systems combine personal-computer functionality with other features appropriate for mobile or handheld use; most of them are considered important in modern mobile systems.
What are the types of Mobile Operating System?
Following are some types of Mobile Operating System.
Apple Inc. has created and developed iOS as a mobile operating system.
The operating system currently controls many of the mobile devices of the company, including the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Every year the new iOS versions are released. iOS periodically tests the availability of an update on all new iOS devices and prompts the user to automatically install an update when one is available. The latest iOS 13 release was released on September 19, 2019.
2. Android OS
Android is being developed by an Open Handset Alliance consortium, with Google as the main contributor and marketer. It is primarily intended for handheld touchscreen devices like smartphones and tablets
Android, Inc., a software company headquartered in Silicon Valley, first developed the operating system before being acquired by Google in 2005.
Since 2011 Android is the world’s best-selling smartphone OS. It has more than 200 million monthly active users, the highest operating system installed base, and Google Play Store availability in January 2020.
3. Blackberry OS
BlackBerry OS is an operating system developed for its BlackBerry line of handheld smartphone devices by the Canadian company BlackBerry Limited.
The BlackBerry OS is designed for mobile apps with strong support to push Internet messaging. The Blackberry Device Software v5.0, BlackBerry 6 OS and BlackBerry 7 OS are currently being deployed.
4. Palm OS
Palm OS was originally developed in 1996 by Palm, Inc. for personal digital assistants as a discontinuing mobile operating system.
Palm OS is a fully ARM-based 32-bit hand-held operating system. Palm OS has been designed for easy use with a graphical user interface based on the touchscreen.
5. Oxygen OS
OxygenOS is a custom mobile Android operating system developed exclusively for its smartphones by the Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus.
OxygenOS is a proprietary system for the OnePlus smartphone brand. It is developed on the open-source Android OS.
6. Windows Mobile OS
Windows Mobile is a mobile OS for smartphones and pocket pcs developed by Microsoft. The Pocket PC 2000 system was first released and was based on the Windows CE kernel.
Most models of Windows Mobile have a range of standard features including multi-tasking and file-system navigation.
The earliest windows mobile devices were designed to enter commands by tapping on the phone through the stylus. Behind most devices, resistive screens are the most critical input touch technology Which often needs stylus for input.
7. Flyme OS
Flyme is a Meizu-developed stock and market OS for Android-based smartphones. Some of its main features are entirely new apps and one-hand optimization of usability and performance.
Flyme 1.0 was launched for the Meizu MX on 12th June 2012, based on Android 4.0.3(Ice Cream Sandwich). Flyme 8 is the latest version and was launched with Meizu 16s Pro in the Android Pie version on 28 August 2019.
MIUI has been designed by Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi, an Android operating system for smartphones and tablet computers. It’s the Xiaomi theme that hit Android and adds a new visual style and more features to pure Android.
MIUI is Android-based custom firmware, not a standard running program that uses android as a base layer.
webOS is a Linux kernel operating system for smart devices such as smart TVs and is also used as a mobile OS. It is also known as LG web OS and formerly Open web OS, HP webOS and Palm webOS. Developed initially by Palm, Inc.
Palm introduced webOS in January 2009, after which it was called Palm WebOS, as the Palm OS replacement.HP acquired Palm webOS in April 2010.Qualcomm announced in January 2014 that it had acquired HP technology patents including all webOS and Palm patents.
10. Color OS
ColorOS is a system based on Google’s Android operating system, developed by OPPO Electronics of Guangdong, China. It is similar in some ways to Apple’s iOS. Instead of all other Android versions, the interface is identical to IOS. No device may control the use of mobile apps or resources through ColorOS.
11. Symbian OS
Symbian was initially developed by Symbian Ltd in 1998 as a closed-source PDA OS. It was the world’s most widely used mobile OS before Android overtook them in 2010.
The Symbian OS framework consists of a two-based component system that provides a graphical shell at the top of the OS. One is the micro-kernel operating system with its associated libraries.
Symbian comes from EPOC32, a system created in the 1990s by Psion. It achieved 67 percent of the world market share of smartphones in 2006 without major competition on Smartphone OS at that period.
12. BADA OS
BADA is a proprietary mobile operating system for smartphones and tablets. It has been developed by Samsung Electronics.
Like Samsung devices branded under the Galaxy label, which does not include all Samsung devices with Android, all devices running BADA have been branded under the term Wave name.