Comparison of Mobile Operating Systems

When we want to purchase mobile or better to say smart phones in today’s world, We would like to know the different functionalities, Operating Systems and hardware capability. There are lot of choices and collection available with an advanced technology but at the other hand we feel confusion which OS to be adopt. There are many alternatives available in the market and lots of on the way. Different people have their different opinions depending on these options but here we are going to discuss popular operating systems available in the market.

Below is Google Trends report for comparison of mobile operating systems.

Android

  • Based on the Linux kernel, Android designed primarily for touch-screen mobile devices
  • First launched : 23th September 2008
  • Current Version : Android 4.4
  • Latest version released date : 31st October 2013
  • Programmed in : C (core), C++, Objective C
  • Applications : 7,00,000+
  • Free Applications : Almost all
  • Advantages : Multi tasking, Notification, Full Google, Market
  • Disadvantages : Continues Internet Connection, Advertising, Poor Battery Life
  • Official website : www.android.com
  • Sales on the basis of Operating System : 79.0%

Apple iOS

  • OS is user-friendly mobile operating system developed and distributed by Apple Inc.
  • First launched : 29th June 2007
  • Current Version : 7.0.4
  • Latest Version released date : 14th November 2013
  • Programmed in : C, C++, Objective C
  • Applications : 7,00,000+
  • Free Applications : Almost all
  • Advantages : Camera Function, Folder setting, Spelling check support, Multi Tasking
  • Disadvantages : Semi thread messaging Mail does not support attachment directly
  • Official Website : www.apple.com/ios
  • Sales on the basis of Operating System : 14.2%

Windows Phone Mobile OS

  • Windows phone is a series of proprietary smart phones OS, developed by Microsoft.
  • Launched : 8th Nov. 2010
  • Current Version : Windows 8
  • Latest Version released on : 14th October 2013
  • Programmed in : Windows C, C++
  • Applications : 1,70,000+
  • Free Applications : 50%
  • Advantages : Live Tiles, Office Hub, Xbox Live, Internet Explorer and Many More.
  • Disadvantages : No Bluetooth Audio File Transfer, No system wide File Manager
  • Official Website : www.windowsphone.com
  • Sales on the basis of Operating System : 3.3%

BlackBerry OS

  • BlackBerry OS is a Proprietary mobile OS created by BlackBerry Ltd for its BlackBerry Line of smart phones handheld devices.
  • First Launched : March 2002
  • Current Version : 10.2
  • Latest version released date : 17 October 2013
  • Programmed in : C++
  • Applications : 2,50,000+
  • Free Applications : 50%
  • Advantages : Excellent Connectivity, User Friendly Qwerty keyboards, Excellent Messaging through BM, Yahoo, G talk, Whats app
  • Disadvantages : Poor Battery Life, Poor Camera Quality
  • Official Website : www.us.blackberry.com/apps-software/blackberry7
  • Sales on the basis of Operating system : 2.7%