RISE OF THE ALTERNATIVE MOBILE OPERATING SYSTEMS.
iOS and Android, now account for 95% of the global mobile market. This over-dominance has only recently been challenged by innovative alternatives, often built on open standards. Meet the next generation of brave new devices and their operating systems.
FIREFOX OS | Linux-based OS by Mozilla
Conquer emerging markets and become an alternative to feature phones with targeted prices around $25 for the smartphones.
The first commercial Firefox OS based phone: ZTE Open, launched in Spain in 2013, by Telefonica.
Devices that run on Firefox OS: ZTE Open, LG Fireweb and Alcatel One Touch.
Markets: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Montenegro, Peru, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Operators: Movistar, Tim, Vivo, Telefonica, Cosmote, T-Mobile, Telenor.
TIZEN OS | Linux-based OS by Samsung.
Launched in 2012.
Developed in collaboration with Intel and backed up by device manufacturers Intel, Huawei, Fujitsu and Vodafone.
Devices: designed for numerous smart devices: smartphones, tablets, in-vehicle infotainment devices, smart TVs, and cameras.
The first consumer products based on Tizen: Samsung ZEQ 9000, Systena tablet, Samsung’s NX300M.
SAILFISH OS | Linux-based OS by Jolla
Sailfish is a Linux-based OS by Jolla in cooperation with the Mer project and supported by the Sailfish Alliance.
Launched in Finland in November 2013.
Entirely gesture based, button-free multitasking UI.
Android support engine that allows native Android apps to run on the device.
UBUNTU OS | Linux based OS by Canonical UK Ltd and Ubuntu community
The name derives from a Southern African philosophy of ubuntu meaning“human-ness”, often translated as“humanity towards others”
Released in October 2013.
Idea of“one interface for all devices”, smartphones, tablets or desktops.
Price range: $200 - £400
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