Look beyond Android and iOS and explore some of the best mobile operating systems


The general consumer behavior theory speaks that they choose the platter, which caters them good amount of variety. However, if you look at the technology sector, the rules are seen simply the opposite. While choosing the gadgets and devices, consumers prefer something, which dominates in the world or in other words are popular. The same applies when it comes to choose the operating systems. They are simply seen restricting to iOS and Android phones, despite seeing a couple of other operating systems in the market. The below is the list of a worthy operating systems for mobile devices, which could be chosen if you dare to think beyond Android or iOS. Let’s check them out:

1 Series 40

This is a mobile platform and application UI (user interface) software for the Nokia’s broad range of mid-tier feature cell phones and several other luxury phones from Vertu line. It is among the most popular mobile phone platforms in the world and hence could be seen over hundreds of millions of devices. Nokia announced 1 Series 40 last year and till now the company has sold more than 1.5 billion Series 40 based devices. S40 is known to have more number of features as compared to the older Series 30, which is just a basic OS. The 2012 and 2013, several Series 40 phones from the Asha line, including the 308, 309 and 311, are now being classified as smartphones.

Windows Phone 8

This OS is considered as the second generation operating system from the company Microsoft, which was released last October. And unlike its predecessor, it has a unique feature called the Metro (or Modern UI). Windows Phone 8 has replaced its CE-based architecture employed over the Windows Phone 7 devices carrying the Windows NT kernel discovered over a number of Windows 8 components. The current Windows Phone 7.x devices cannot function or could be updated to Windows Phone 8 while the new applications collected specifically for the Windows Phone 8 are simply not made available for the devices like the Windows Phone 7.x.

BlackBerry 10 OS

This is among the latest OS from BlackBerry Ltd (earlier known as RIM or Research In Motion).  The features of BlackBerry 10 OS disclosed over the BlackBerry World conference include a unique platform-wide flow interface, an interesting camera application that can help you to adjust the photo or individual faces by simply moving via the time scale just to optimize the quality of the image along with giving you a new intelligent keyboard. Its UI also comes with the ability to run the apps called 8 “Active Frames”, which allows the users to feed the live information over the home screen.

Open WebOS

This mobile OS is based on a Linux kernel, which was initially developed by the company Palm, but it was later acquired by HP (Hewlett-Packard) and finally by LG Electronics. When it was introduced in 2009, it dominated over the CES by its unique features. LG is now planning to incorporate it in the company new Smart TV and in several other consumer electronic products.


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