7 Mobile Operating System (OS) Probably You Don’t Know

Today in this world of smartphone we are only focused in these three Os’s- Android, iOS(iPhone) & Windows Os (Mobile).There is a world of operating systems beyond Android, iOS and Windows.Many people have lot of knowledge about different mobile phones and their manufacturer companies but a very few of them know something about operating systems. It is very important to know about different mobile OS used by a number of companies so that you can actually know that what is the main reason behind your smartphone’s smooth and colorful touchscreen.

So i am going to introduce the other mobile os and the world beyond Android, iOS(iPhone) & Wndows Os (Mobile).Have a look.

Mobile Operating System (OS)



It was the most popular smartphone OS on a worldwide average until the end of 2010, when it was overtaken by Android.Symbian was used by many major mobile phone brands, like Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, and above all by Nokia.Symbian rose to fame from its use with the S60 platform built by Nokia, first released in 2002 and powering most Nokia smartphones. Symbian 3, was officially released in Q4 2010 as the successor of S60 and UIQ, first used in the Nokia N8. Symbian Operating System is officially the property of Nokia. It means that any other company must have to take permission from Nokia before using this operating system.Unfortunately, Symbian OS demand is going downwards nowadays due to immense popularity of Android, Windows and iOS. Lastly Nokia says Sayonara to Symbian in June 2013 and moved toward Nokia Lumia Series.The current form of Symbian is an open-source platform developed by Symbian Foundation.

Blackberry OS


Blackberry Operating System is the property of RIM (Research In Motion) and was released in 1999. RIM has developed this operating system for its Blackberry Smartphones. Blackberry OS is completely different than other operating system. Smartphone design as well as interface style is also different having a trackball for moving of the menu and a qwerty keyboard.Blackberry OS is the close source OS and it is not available for any other manufactures, just like Apple. Apple is also a close source OS. The latest release of this OS is Blackberry OS which was introduced in May 2014. It is very reliable OS also immune to almost all type viruses.Some of smartphones operating on Blackberry OS are Blackberry Bold, Blackberry Curve, Blackberry 8520, Blackberry Z10,Blackberry Q10 and Blackberry Torch.

Palm OS

Palm OS (also known as Garnet OS) is a mobile operating system initially developed by Palm, Inc., for personal digital assistants (PDAs) in 1996. Palm OS was designed for ease of use with a touchscreen-based graphical user interface. It is provided with a suite of basic applications for personal information management. Later versions of the OS have been extended to support smartphones. Palm OS Garnet applications are primarily coded in C/C++. Two officially supported compilers exist: a commercial product, CodeWarrior Development Studio for Palm OS, and an open source tool chain called prc-tools.

1 .Abacus/Fossil, Inc.
2. Aceeca
3. Acer
4. AlphaSmart
5. Garmin
6. Group Sense PDA
7 .Handera
8 .Handspring
8.1 Treo
8.2 Visor
9. IBM
9.1 WorkPad
10. Janam

These are the some Brands Which Installed Palm Os.Now the projects have been discontinued.

Firefox Os

Fire OS is a Linux kernel-based mobile operating system produced by Amazon for its Fire Phone and Kindle Fire range of tablets, and other content delivery devices like the Fire TV. It is forked from Android. Fire OS primarily centers on content consumption, with a customized user interface and heavy ties to content available from Amazon’s own storefronts and services.Fire Os is Growing rapidly and producing good products.

List of Fire OS devices

Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Fire TV Stick
Kindle Fire
Kindle Fire (2nd generation)
Kindle Fire HD
Kindle Fire HD (2nd generation)
Kindle Fire HDX
Fire Phone

Ubuntu touch OS

After getting a huge success from its Personal computer Os .Ubuntu has launched a pc experience on mobile.Ubuntu Touch is a mobile version of the Ubuntu operating system which is being developed by Canonical Ltd and Ubuntu Community. It is designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Ubuntu Touch is designed specifically for smartphones to power everything from entry-level handhelds to “high-end super-phones” that double as PCs. The OS is fairly cool, though. You swipe on the edges of the phone to bring up the app launcher, visit your home screen, multitask, and view menus instead of hardware buttons. The home screen is a bit different than what you see on iOS and Android, showing your open apps along the top and your shortcuts on the bottom. Lock screen features include: Missed calls and messages notifications, info-graphic animations, swipe left/right to unlock, lock screen security (Pin/Password), music control, date, time and alarm information.

Sailfish OS

Sailfish OS is from Jolla. It is partly open source and adopts GPL (core and middle ware), however the user interface is closed source.

After Nokia failed in 2011 with the MeeGo project most of the MeeGo team have left Nokia, and established Jolla as a company to use MeeGo and MER business opportunities. In 2012 Linux Sailfish OS based on MeeGo and using MER core distribution has been launched for public use. The first device, Jolla (mobile phone) was unveiled on 20 May 2013.

Each Sailfish OS’s version releases are named after Finnish lakes: – Update – (Kaajanlampi) – Update 1 (Laadunjärvi) – Update 2 (Maadajävri) – Update 3 (Naamankajärvi) – Update 4 (Ohijärvi) – Update 5 (Paarlamp) – Update 7 (Saapunki) – Update 8 (Tahkalampi) – Update 9 (Uitukka) – Update 10 (Vaarainjärvi) – Update 11 (Yliaavanlampi) – Update 13 (Äijänpäivänjärvi)

Tizen OS

Tizen is hosted by the Linux Foundation and support from the Tizen Association, guided by a Technical Steering Group composed of Intel and Samsung.

Tizen is an operating system for devices including smartphones, tablets, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) devices, and smart TVs. It is an open source system(However the SDK was closed source and proprietary) that aims to offer a consistent user experience across devices. Tizen’s main components are the Linux kernel and the WebKit runtime. According to Intel, Tizen “combines the best of LiMo and MeeGo.” HTML5apps are emphasized, with MeeGo encouraging its members to transition to Tizen, stating that the “future belongs to HTML5-based applications, outside of a relatively small percentage of apps, and we are firmly convinced that our investment needs to shift toward HTML5.” Tizen will be targeted at a variety of platforms such as handsets, touch pc, smart TVs and in-vehicle entertainment. On May 17, 2013, Tizen released version 2.1, code-named Nectarine.

Current Tizen’s version list:

1.0 (Larkspur)
2.0 (Magnolia)
2.1 (Nectarine)

Recently Samsung has launched his first Tizen phone

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