In this article we learn the what is mobile operating system and types of mobile operating system.
What Is Mobile Operating System (Mobile OS)?
A mobile operating system is an operating system that helps to run other application software on mobile devices.
It is the same kind of software as the famous computer operating systems like Linux and Windows, but now they are light and simple to some extent.
The operating systems found on smartphones include Symbian OS, iPhone OS, RIM’s BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Palm WebOS, Android, and Maemo. Android, WebOS, and Maemo are all derived from Linux.
Now a days only Android and Ios are popular and mostly used for mobile devices.
Types of Mobile Operating System (Mobile OS Types)
Android OS or Android Operating System
The Android operating system is the most popular smartphone operating system today. It is a mobile OS based on the Linux Kernel and open source mobile os. The android operating system was developed by Google. The first Android device was launched in 2008. Android is a best operating system for mobile.
Bada Operating System (Samsung Electronics)
Bada is a Samsung mobile phone operating system that was launched in 2010. The Samsung wave was the first mobile to use the bada operating system. The bada operating system offers many mobile features, such as 3-D graphics, application installation and multipoint-touch.
BlackBerry Operating System (BlackBerry OS)
The BlackBerry operating system is a mobile operating system developed by Research In Motion (RIM). This operating system was designed specifically for BlackBerry handheld devices. This operating system is beneficial for the corporate users because it provides
synchronization with Microsoft Exchange, Novell GroupWise email, Lotus Domino, and other business software when used with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
iPhone OS / iOS (iPhone Operating System)
The iOS was developed by the Apple inc for the use on its device. The iOS operating system is the most popular operating system today. It is a very secure operating system. The iOS operating system is not available for any other mobiles.
Symbian Operating System (Symbian OS)
Symbian operating system is a mobile operating system that provides a high-level of integration with communication. The Symbian operating system is based on the java language. It combines middleware of wireless communications and personal information management (PIM) functionality. The Symbian operating system was developed by Symbian Ltd in 1998 for the use of mobile phones. Nokia was the first company to release Symbian OS on its mobile phone at that time.
Windows Mobile Operating System (Windows Mobile OS)
The windows mobile phone OS (nokia operating system) is a mobile operating system that was developed by Microsoft. It was designed for the pocket PCs and smart mobiles.
Harmony Operating System (Harmony OS)
The harmony operating system is the latest mobile operating system that was developed by Huawei for the use of its devices. It is designed primarily for IoT devices.
Palm Operating System (Palm OS)
The palm operating system is a mobile operating system that was developed by Palm Ltd for use on personal digital assistants (PADs). It was introduced in 1996. Palm OS is also known as the Garnet OS.
The WebOS is a mobile operating system that was developed by Palm. It based on the Linux Kernel. The HP uses this operating system in its mobile and touchpads.