A mobile operating system, also referred to as mobile OS, is the operating system that operates a Smartphone, tablet, PDA, or other digital mobile devices. Modern mobile operating systems combine the features of a personal computer operating system with touch screen, cellular, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS mobile navigation, camera, video camera, speech recognition, voice recorder, music, Near field communication, personal digital assistant (PDA), and other features. The smart phone market is dominated by three major operating systems which are Android by Google, iOS by Apple and Windows Phone 7.5 by Microsoft.
These days, hot topics that almost everyone is interested in mobile technology, mobile devices and of course, mobile operating systems. Everyone wants to be able to do everything fast, and on the go. The developers have done a great job feeding us a never-ending stream of new apps, new devices and new hacks. We are like drug-addicted junkies, and we just canâ€™t get enough. I have to admit, I love it! I will be one of those people who will run out and buy an iPhone5 knowing full well that in a year from now it will be obsolete. And, I canâ€™t wait to do it. So itâ€™s a battle in mobile operating system market and we are going to throw light on all three major operating systems.
There have been many revelations in mobile operating system technology but the single biggest revolution was when Apple launched the iPhone. Apple turned a mobile handset from a mere voice and data enabled device to a â€œsuper-cool gizmo.â€ So far Apple has reigned as the king of mobile. But Googleâ€™s Android has launched a volley of successful attacks on its rival, questioning the dominance of iOS. On the other hand, the newest of the three entrants, the Windows Phone, is still working on building up adoption. Some might even say it is now a three-system world, but each OS has its own benefits and challenges.
This year has been one of great operating systems for mobile phones and the battle between them which continues for some years now. The two main opponents of today are the Apple iOS 6 and the Android 4.1 known under the nickname of Jelly Bean. This continuing competition grabs the attention of many users as they are interested in the new features of both operating systems. While some are devoted fans to one of these two, others are more cautious and wait to see what the pros and cons are in this battle. But this battlefield is only to the benefit of the users and usually competition gets the best out of technology, while it can get the worst out of people.