Mobile operating system

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A mobile operating system (or mobile OS) is an operating system for phones, tablets, smartwatches, or other mobile devices.wikipedia
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Smartphone

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A mobile operating system (or mobile OS) is an operating system for phones, tablets, smartwatches, or other mobile devices. Mobile operating system milestones mirror the development of mobile phones and smartphones:
They are distinguished from feature phones by their stronger hardware capabilities and extensive mobile operating systems, which facilitate wider software, internet (including web browsing over mobile broadband), and multimedia functionality (including music, video, cameras, and gaming), alongside core phone functions such as voice calls and text messaging.

Operating system

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A mobile operating system (or mobile OS) is an operating system for phones, tablets, smartwatches, or other mobile devices.
In the mobile (smartphone and tablet combined) sector, use in 2017 is up to 70% of Google's Android and according to third quarter 2016 data, Android on smartphones is dominant with 87.5 percent and a growth rate 10.3 percent per year, followed by Apple's iOS with 12.1 percent and a per year decrease in market share of 5.2 percent, while other operating systems amount to just 0.3 percent.

Smartwatch

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A mobile operating system (or mobile OS) is an operating system for phones, tablets, smartwatches, or other mobile devices.
While early models could perform basic tasks, such as calculations, digital time telling, translations, and game-playing, 2010s smartwatches have more general functionality closer to smartphones, including mobile apps, a mobile operating system and WiFi/Bluetooth connectivity.

IOS

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By Q1 2018, over 383 million smartphones were sold with 86.2 percent running Android and 12.9 percent running iOS.
iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware.

Mobile device

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A mobile operating system (or mobile OS) is an operating system for phones, tablets, smartwatches, or other mobile devices.
Mobile devices may run mobile operating systems that allow third-party apps specialized for said capabilities to be installed and run.

Palm OS

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1996 – Palm Pilot 1000 personal digital assistant is introduced with the Palm OS mobile operating system.
Palm OS (also known as Garnet OS) is a discontinued mobile operating system initially developed by Palm, Inc., for personal digital assistants (PDAs) in 1996.

Symbian

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1998 – Symbian Ltd. has developed Symbian OS. Symbian was used by many major mobile phone brands, and above all by Nokia.
Symbian is a discontinued mobile operating system (OS) and computing platform designed for smartphones.

Windows Phone

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* November – Windows Phone OS phones are released but are not compatible with the prior Windows Mobile OS.
Windows Phone (WP) is a family of discontinued mobile operating systems developed by Microsoft for smartphones as the replacement successor to Windows Mobile and Zune.

Windows Mobile

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* November – Windows Phone OS phones are released but are not compatible with the prior Windows Mobile OS.
Windows Mobile is a discontinued family of mobile operating systems developed by Microsoft for smartphones and Pocket PCs.

Bada

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Samsung announces the Bada OS with the introduction of the Samsung S8500.
Bada (stylized as bada; Korean: 바다) is a discontinued operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.

Laptop

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While computers such as typical laptops are 'mobile', the operating systems usually used on them are not considered mobile ones, as they were originally designed for desktop computers that historically did not have or need specific mobile features.
Similarly, a number of hybrid laptops run a mobile operating system, such as Android.

Palm Pre

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Palm introduces webOS with the Palm Pre. By 2012, webOS devices were discontinued.
The smartphone was the first to use Palm's Linux based mobile operating system, webOS.

Near-field communication

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Mobile operating systems combine features of a personal computer operating system with other features useful for mobile or handheld use; usually including, and most of the following considered essential in modern mobile systems; a wireless inbuilt modem and SIM tray for telephony and data connection, a touchscreen, cellular, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Protected Access, Wi-Fi, Global Positioning System (GPS) mobile navigation, video- and single-frame picture cameras, speech recognition, voice recorder, music player, near field communication, and infrared blaster.
2011 NFC support becomes part of the Symbian mobile operating system with the release of Symbian Anna version.

Mobile phone

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Mobile operating system milestones mirror the development of mobile phones and smartphones:
By contrast, smartphones generally use a mobile operating system that often shares common traits across devices.

WebOS

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Palm introduces webOS with the Palm Pre. By 2012, webOS devices were discontinued.
webOS, also known as LG webOS and previously known as Open webOS, HP webOS and Palm webOS, is a Linux kernel-based multitasking operating system for smart devices such as smart TVs and it has been used as a mobile operating system.

Tizen

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September – Samsung, Intel, and the Linux Foundation announced that their efforts will shift from Bada, MeeGo to Tizen during 2011 and 2012.
Tizen is a Linux-based mobile operating system backed by the Linux Foundation but developed and used primarily by Samsung Electronics.

Usage share of operating systems

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Thus traditional desktop OS is now a minority used kind of OS; see usage share of operating systems.
By Q1 2018, mobile operating systems that can be found on smartphones, include Google's dominant Android (and variants) and Apple's iOS, which combined have an almost 100% market share.

Personal computer

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Mobile operating systems combine features of a personal computer operating system with other features useful for mobile or handheld use; usually including, and most of the following considered essential in modern mobile systems; a wireless inbuilt modem and SIM tray for telephony and data connection, a touchscreen, cellular, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Protected Access, Wi-Fi, Global Positioning System (GPS) mobile navigation, video- and single-frame picture cameras, speech recognition, voice recorder, music player, near field communication, and infrared blaster.
However, Microsoft's early attempts were overshadowed by the release of Apple's iPad; following in its footsteps, most tablets now run mobile operating systems such as Android and iOS.

BlackBerry 10

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January – BlackBerry releases their new operating system for smartphones, BlackBerry 10 but are not compatible with the prior BlackBerry OS.
BlackBerry 10 is a proprietary mobile operating system for the BlackBerry line of smartphones, both developed by BlackBerry Limited (formerly Research In Motion).

BlackBerry OS

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January – BlackBerry releases their new operating system for smartphones, BlackBerry 10 but are not compatible with the prior BlackBerry OS.
BlackBerry OS is a proprietary mobile operating system developed by Canadian company BlackBerry Limited for its BlackBerry line of smartphone handheld devices.

IOS 6

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September – Apple releases iOS 6.
iOS 6 is the sixth major release of the iOS mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc, being the successor to iOS 5.

IOS 7

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September – Apple releases iOS 7.
iOS 7 is the seventh major release of the iOS mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc., being the successor to iOS 6.

IOS 8

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Apple releases iOS 8
iOS 8 is the eighth major release of the iOS mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc., being the successor to iOS 7.

Windows 10 Mobile

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November – Microsoft releases Windows 10 Mobile.
Windows 10 Mobile is a mobile operating system developed by Microsoft, released in 2015.

IOS 9

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Apple releases iOS 9.
iOS 9 is the ninth major release of the iOS mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc., being the successor to iOS 8.