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The most popular Mobile OS’s

Written by: Dan C, on 2012-07-20

Smart Phones and other gadgets are a major part of our daily life now, no matter if you are a youngster or a mature person. We all should know the fundamental and most important part of the smartphone which is called an operating system (OS)
Here’s a list of the most popular mobile OS’s

iOS. On June 29’th 2007, Apple released the first version of iOS toghether with their first iPhone. It was originally named the iPhone OS, but was renamed to the iOS in June, 2009. iOS technology had it’s roots based on C programming language and is supported by the following mobile devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. Basic iOS applications include: Google Maps, YouTube, iTunes, iBooks and many more. Since then, thousands of companies focused specifically on developing solutions for the iPhone.

Android OS started as a project in October 2003 and it was financially backed up by Google. Google fully aquired it by August 2005. Android is an operating system designed for cell phones and smartbooks based on Linux. Most of the Android apps are written in the Java programming language. It is mainly used by smartphones like Motorola Droid, Samsung Galaxy or and Google’s Nexus One.

BlackBerry OS was born in January 1999, with the release of version 1.0 for Pager BlackBerry 580. Black Berry is a compact operating system developed by Research In Motion (RIM). It offers basic applications including text messaging, internet faxing, web browsing and many more. Most of the BlackBerry Smartphones have full-size QWERTY keyboard, which makes it easy to work around with texts.

Windows Mobile 7 is an operating system supported by Microsoft. Windows Mobile 7 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.

Bada OS. Bada is mobile operating system designed for smartphones and tablets, first released by Samsung Electronics in 2010. The word “Bada” originated from a Korean word that means “ocean” or “sea”. Bada OS ranges from mid-range to high-end smartphones.

Symbian platform is based on memory economy and high programs speed. The main language of applications development is C++.

Java ME is a Java platform designed for embedded systems. It is successfully used on the most cell phones and portative organizers. Java ME was designed by Sun Microsystems, acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2010.