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Everything You Need to Know About Modern Mobile Operating Systems

Whether you own a smartphone, are considering buying one, or are curious about what's available, this article is a must read.

I was delighted to run across this article as I had been wondering for some time how many operating systems there are for smart phones and what the difference might be between them. Here's everything you need to know about mobile operating systems, whether you're curious or considering purchasing one.
Here's a list of the operating systems the article covers:

Manufacturer-built proprietary operating systems:

  • Apple iOS
  • RIM BlackBerry OS

Third party proprietary operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Phone 7
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile

Free & open source operating systems:

  • Android
  • MeeGo
  • Symbian
  • Open WebOS

An Introduction To Modern Mobile Operating Systems

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by dynamite00401 on 14. August 2013 - 1:20  (110096)

In August of 2011 HP decided to pull the plug on the WebOS they aquired from Palm in February. More info here.

by DEW (not verified) on 26. May 2011 - 12:39  (72709)

Does WebOS from HP qualify? (bought from Palm)
Wikipedia states "In February 2011, HP announced several new devices that will use various versions of the operating system, including the HP Veer and HP Pre 3 smartphones, running webOS 2.2, and the HP TouchPad, a tablet computer which will run webOS 3.0, planned for release in Summer 2011."

by Jojo Yee on 26. May 2011 - 14:18  (72715)

It does mention WebOS in the article, or doesn't it?

by rhiannon on 26. May 2011 - 21:59  (72734)

Yes, it's one of the operating systems mentioned in the article. :)

by Jojo Yee on 24. May 2011 - 2:17  (72560)

A good touch on the mobile operating systems, covering the past and the trend to come. Thanks for the informative treats Rhiannon.

by rhiannon on 24. May 2011 - 22:45  (72630)

Thanks Jojoyee. :)

by markstevewalker (not verified) on 23. May 2011 - 1:24  (72526)

I have a mini iphone(china copy machine issue #1)i think its a mini sciphone, when the term open source is used, is that an avenue to download a new OS over the timid one I have. Just curious, just in case. Thanks for all that you do.

by rhiannon on 24. May 2011 - 1:04  (72557)

I'm not sure of the answer to that, the best place to ask is in our site forums:
Gizmo's Freeware Forum