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embedded OS

An operating system installed in myriad handheld devices, appliances, equipment and vehicles. The criterion that makes an OS an embedded OS is that it is installed into the firmware of the device rather than the hard disk. It is also generally not user-installed, although in the smartphone and tablet world, upgrades are downloaded and automatically installed at future intervals.

Embedded operating systems are typically much more compact than their desktop counterparts and are often designed for real-time operations. See embedded system, embedded Linux, QNX, OS-9, Windows XP Embedded, Windows CE, VxWorks and Symbian.
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The embedded OS booted all the hardware components and created a good environment for application execution, such as the file system.
Windows embedded OS, Windows Mobile software, and applications such as MapPoint and Windows Automotive extend the Windows operating environment to devices beyond the traditional desktop.
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The new tablet OS was based on the QNX real-time embedded OS. Now with the release of the BlackBerry 10 OS, the same QNX-based core will now power their mobiles as well.
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