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