A Mobile Operating System is the platform of software through which other programs are able to run on the mobile devices. The Mobile Operating Systems are much like the Linux or Windows Operating System that helps controlling your desktop or laptop computer.
The system is called as Mobile OS, an operating system which is specifically designed to function effectively on the mobile devices. The OS runs on mobile devices, smartphones, tablet computers, PDAs and other handy devices. It is the operating system which is responsible to determine the functions as well as features available on the devices such as keyboards, thumbwheel, synchronization with applications, WAP, email, text messaging and others. This operating system also determines what all third-party applications or in other words mobile apps can function on your device.
The functions of OS have become very simple over the years since it controls the mobile device or information appliance for convenience of people. The system also deals with the wireless versions of broadband as well as local connectivity, various input methods and mobile multimedia formats.
Popular OS :
- Google’s Android
- Apple’s iOS
- Microsoft’s Windows Phone
- RIM’s BlackBerry OS
- Samsung’s Bada
- HP’s webOS
- Nokia’s Symbian
- Nokia’s and Intel’s MeeGo and many others
Today’s Desired OS :
Android was purchased by Google Inc. which was developed by a small start up company. Today, this OS has become very popular and is highly in demand across the globe. Right since its launch, Google continues to update this software for more accessible and convenient features. People widely used Android from the beginning after it has entered the market. 1.0, 1.5, 1.6, 2.0 and 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and other versions have launched in the world so far. The latest version that has officially been announced in 2011 is the 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s a combination of Gingerbread and Honeycomb.