MOBILE OPERATING SYSTEM
Presented by: Abani Mahapatra
Introduction - Mobile OS
Role of Mobile OS
Major Mobile OS
Comparative study of OS
Upcoming Mobile OS
Significant Use of Mobile Devices
A mobile operating system is the operating system
that controls a mobile device or information
appliance – similar in principle to an operating
system such as Windows, Mac OS X or Linux.
However, they are currently deal more with wireless
versions of broadband and local connectivity.
A set of programs and rules which administers the
enriched resources of mobile device and delivers
the smart feature of the device
Operates Smartphone, tablet and other digital
Mobile OS helps to leave impression of the mobile
device in the consumer market
Touch screen navigation
Wi-Fi for internet connection
Internet Browsing and accessing emails
GPS mobile navigation
Camera for photo and video
Music and Video Player
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Millions of Application
iOS from Apple
Android from Google
Windows Phone/Mobile from Microsoft
Blackberry from Blackberry
Symbian from Symbian Foundation
iOS is Apple's mobile version of the OS used in
It has the largest library of content and
Possess 4 layers as mentioned in next slide
Since both hardware and OS is made by Apple, iOS
provide a stable, consistent performance to user
with a pleasing GUI.
Allows to access iCLOUD storage provided by apple
iTUNE – PC software to connect to iOS device.
APPSTORE – Market of iOS apps to download
Android is a Linux-based open source operating system.
Huge number of apps are available on “Google Play”
It can mimic the look of other operating systems, such as Windows
Android has a large community of developers writing applications
("apps") that extend the functionality of devices, written primarily in a
customized version of the Java programming language
written in C
The open and customizable nature of Android allows it to be
used on other electronics, including laptops and netbooks,
smartbooks smart TVs (Google TV) and cameras (Nikon Coolpix
It has seen applications on smart glasses (Project Glass),
wristwatches, headphones, car CD and DVD players, mirrors,
portable media players and landlines.
Android-based video games consoles such as “Project Shield”
Beyond Smartphone and Tablets
Windows Phone - A closed source OS by
Microsoft, came after “Windows Mobile”.
Based on Windows CE Kernel
Offers new user interface with “Metro” design
includes live tiles app icons.
“Marketplace” is similar to “Google Play” from
android, and “App Store” from iOS to install apps.
Fig: Live Tiles GUI
Touch Friendly and introduced best live tiles
Social and Productivity Hubs – Known for easy
and faster social apps access
Sky Drive for Cloud Storage (25 GB)
Supports multiple languages up to 25
Supports MS Visual Studio IDE with .NET, VB,
XNA, Silverlight etc.
Blackberry OS is product of ”BlackBerry Limited”, formerly known
as Research In Motion Limited (RIM) since January 30, 2013. Its a
closed source software.
Widely accepted as “Business Phone” @ corporate world for its
securely corporate email, contacts and calendar access along
with awesome BB Messenger. BBM connects the world with the
help of BB Exchange Server.
Over the air software loading (OTASL) service
Blackberry 10 – the latest BB OS version launched on Jan 30,
Source code was maintained by Accenture and
was originally developed by Symbian Ltd.
The latest “Symbian OS” is an open-source
platform, owned by a non-profit organization
called “Symbian Foundation”.
It was the most popular OS until the end of
2010, when it was overtaken by “Android”.
Was used by many major mobile phone brands,
like Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, and
above all by Nokia
NOKIA contributed a lot for customization /
improvement of Symbian OS until 2010. Then it
moved to “Windows Phone”.
Fig : Symbian UI by
• Closed Source
• No user defined Layout
• Smooth & Elegant
• Largest # of apps, no
• No user customization
• Hardware specific to
• Open source
• User Defined Layout
• Multi Screen organization
with simple Layout
• Widgets & huge # apps
• Huge amount of User level
• Hardware is not specific to
• Closed Source
• No user defined
• Simple screens
• Live Tiles Home
• Less # of app
• No user
• Hardware is not
specific to MS
The mobile OS world market leaders are Android and iOS with shares of
respectively 30.2% and 23.7%. This data was taken as of Oct 2012.
Aliyun OS from Alibaba / AliCloud (cloud based)
Firefox OS from non-profit organization Mozilla
Tizen from non-profit organization The Linux
Ubuntu Phone from Canonical Ltd.
Voice Over Internet Protocol – (VOIP) technology became
more useful because of internet accessible at the cell
phones. It reduced the cost if making STD and ISD calls.
Banking Sites provides official app which enables customers
to deposit checks using the smart phone camera and internet.
Scanning a hard copy to soft copy in any format like doc, pdf,
jpeg and emailing them is done using different app like
Viber, Whatsapp are the apps helps to send message, files
etc over the internet in a single click.
Smartphone and Tablets powered by Mobile OS will continue drawing focus
in Global market and rule the IT and Telecom Industry year ahead.
Traditional mobile definition has been completely revamped in past few
years with faster processor, rich HD display with LED technology. Cell
phones are now capable of browsing over internet wirelessly using Wi-Fi /,
3G or 4G technology.
Apple iOS and Google Android – Rules the mobile operating system
followed by others.