A mobile OS is the operating system that is being used by different devices. It is the software platform that makes applications on devices like cellphones and tablets run.
There is a corresponding mobile OS according to your need. Common forms of mobile OS are Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows.
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Android is developed by Google Inc. It is the most used platform all over the world. If you are tech-savvy, this is the right OS for you. Thousands of games and applications can be downloaded for free over the Google play store. If you are into developing applications, the Android Developer Tool is there for you to utilize. This is being used by students, teenagers, and professionals alike because it is user-friendly. You don’t need to be so techie to be able to enjoy your Android phone. What makes it very attractive is its price. You will find one that will fit your budget, from affordable to expensive, depending on the manufacturer.
iOS is the platform used on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It is developed by Apple Inc. iOS is designed to have an easy-to-use interface. You can see these devices being used by businessmen, executives, and well-to-do people maybe because of its price, it becomes a status symbol. But despite being expensive, one will never regret buying it because it boasts of hundreds of very useful features that you can enhance by downloading from the App store.
- iCloud – this is where you can store pictures, videos, music, apps, contacts, and documents and can be accessed with the use of other iOS devices anytime, anywhere.
- Security – its hardware is designed to protect the device against malware and devices.
- Privacy – you will never worry of your conversations over iMessage and Facetime being read by others because they are encrypted.
Blackberry is marketed by BlackBerry Limited. They distribute devices with QWERTY keyboards, making it easy to text even on the go. This is highly recommended for business people and professionals. They can synchronize their e-mails so that they can view and read them anywhere with just one click. Applications can be downloaded over the BlackBerry store. They are widely known for their BBM or the BlackBerry messenger, an internet-based instant messenger application which was initially available on BlackBerry devices only.
This type of OS uses Microsoft Mobile Operating System. It’s like having your personal computer at the palm of your hands. Live tiles can be seen on its start screen, making it easy for one to navigate from one application to another. You can use your Windows phone for maximum gaming experience with its Xbox live functionality.
Microsoft Office mobile come pre-installed on Windows phones. You can access Word mobile, Excel mobile, and PowerPoint mobile through Office Hub. Students can now do their school works on their mobile phones. Games, music and videos can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store.
Before buying your next phone, take into consideration the other things that you need to use it for.