smartphone operating system


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smartphone operating system

The two major smartphone operating systems are Android and iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), with Android being the market leader worldwide. BlackBerry switched to Android in 2015.

In the past, Nokia's native Symbian OS was extremely popular. More Symbian phones were sold around the globe than any other prior to 2011, at which time Nokia switched from Symbian to Windows. In 2017, Microsoft announced the demise of Windows phones.

Tablets Are Also Android and iOS
iPads outsold Android tablets until 2014, when, according to IDC, Android became the worldwide market leader. See iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Symbian and how to select a mobile device.
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Pichai, 42, has become a trusted leader inside the California-based Web company after taking over the reins of Android, the world's most popular smartphone operating system, in early 2013.
Android, after all, is already the world's most popular smartphone operating system. Google may also have news about Glass, including when the company might launch a new and perhaps less expensive version of the $1,500 Internet-connected eyewear.
There's further bad news for BlackBerry, according to the survey, after Microsoft leapfrogged it to take third spot in the smartphone operating system league - with a market share of 3.3 per cent market share in the second quarter.
The company plans to lock in three and five year loan financing, introduce a smartphone operating system and buy a stake in China's Twitter like service.
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The new smartphone operating system has yet to announce any of its own mobile devices but has hopes that Ubuntu loaded devices will ship early 2014.
Google benefits from owning the popular Android smartphone operating system, but for many, making a marketing pitch on smartphones is considered less effective compared to home computers.
IDC projects Android will remain the most shipped smartphone operating system over the course of their five-year forecast with 61% market-share projected for 2012.