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Mobile Phone Operating System | Smartphone OS basics,types

This page covers list of mobile phone operating system basics and types.The cell phone or smartphone operating systems include iOS,Android,firefox OS,windows phone,blackberry OS,Ubuntu touch etc. One can also refer Mobile basics which covers internal hardware components of the mobile phone.

Let us understand what is operating system and what are the typical functions performed by it. Operating system is the heart of any computing system such as PC, Laptop and mobile devices. It is a collection of programs which control the application softwares. It provides link between hardware and software which usually run on the computer.

Operating system is responsible for management and control of all resources such as memory, harddrive and monitor. These resources are shared among different application programs running simultaneously.

A mobile phone operating system is an Operating system for devices such as smartphones, PDAs, tablets and other mobile devices. Following table mentions different smartphone OS types. It include iOS, android, fixefox, windows phone, black berry, Ubuntu Touch etc.

Features iOS Android Firefox
OS
Windows
Phone
Black-
berry
OS
Ubuntu
Touch
OS
family
Darwin Linux Linux Windows NT 8+ QNX Linux
Company Apple
Inc.
Open
handset
alliance,
google
Mozilla
foundation
Microsoft Blackberry
Ltd
Canno-
nical
Ltd.
Supported
CPU
architecture
ARM
and
ARM64
ARM,
x86 MIPS
and
64-bit
variants
of all three
ARM and
x86
ARM ARM ARM and
x86
Remote
device
location
tracking
Yes Yes No Yes Yes -
On-Device
encryption
Yes Yes No Yes Yes -
Accessibi-
lity
Features
Yes Yes No Yes Yes -
Desktop
sync
Yes No No Yes Yes -
Major
available
browsers
Safari
and Chrome
Chrome
and firefox
Firefox IE and
opera mini
- -
Official
application
store
App
store
Google
play
Firefox
market-place
Windows
phone store
Blackberry
World
Ubantu
store
Multi-
tasking
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VPN Yes Yes No Yes Yes -

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