Upcoming Mobile Operating Systems
This year’s Mobile World Congress saw the debut of upstart mobile operating systems (OS) from Mozilla, Samsung and Canonical Ltd. The three open-source Oses Firefox, Tizen and Ubuntu Touch are all hoping to edge in to Android’s turf and produce on all the cash Google is making through its app store.
Firefox much like its ubiquitous browser, non-profit organization Mozilla’s Firefox OS is built on an open-source platform. Android and iOS currently hold the top mobile platform spots, but that hasn’t stopped other players from entering the race. Consumers have more choice than ever, and pretty soon they’ll be able to choose whether or not they’d like to switch to Mozilla Firefox. Firefox OS has set its sights on penetrating markets where smartphones don’t currently have a stronghold in order to pick up users who are just beginning to adopt a “smarter” mobile platform. The plan is to introduce an affordable family of low-maintenance phones that provide the same functionality as popular high-end smartphones. . Recently at CES 2013, CNET reported that the OS also has the ability to convert Web sites into mobile apps.
Alcatel, LG, ZTE and Huawei have been pulled on board, with some backing from chipmaker. Hardware-wise, Mozilla has detailed the minimum specs required an 800MHz single-core processor, 256MB of RAM, and a QVGA display. These specs are hardly impressive and indicate Firefox OS phones are likely to fall within the budget tier.
While mobile operating systems from Google and Apple rule the smartphone market today. Now as the Samsung announced to launched new operating system as Tizen this year. The Tizen is backed by the two big companies like Samsung and Intel. Tizen is an open source operating system, The main feature of Tizen is the compatibility on multiple mobile platforms. It means that if you have make an App in Tizen, you run this app on android. IOS and windows mobile.A little change is needed in code only. Due to this ability it seems that Tizen is also able to snatch smartphone market share.
It is thought Tizen is operating system for smartphones only. This is not true as Samsung has announced to use Tizen in his tablets, smart Tv,s. Tizen Netbooks and Tizen IVI. So in words Samsung wants to see this operating system everywhere.But there would be a great battle is expected between Tizen and Android. Lets see who.s going to win the race.
Tizen is a Linux-based open-source software platform that is designed for smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and in-car systems, Tizen emerged from the dusty ashes of Nokia’s MeeGo. Now, it seems Samsung’s Bada OS is likely to be folded into Tizen as well.
Ubuntu the open-source desktop Linux software. Brought to you by British company Canonical, the Ubuntu Touch mobile OS strives to be an elegant and immersive gesture based experience. Canonical expects specs as low as 512MB of RAM and a 1GHz dual-core Cortex A9, so Ubuntu phones could run the gamut from entry-level to high-end. Manufacturers are not confirmed, but it can be installed on the latest Google Nexus devices–Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.
Developers are working on porting the OS to more devices, including the Asus Transformer series, HTC One handsets, the LG Optimus 4X HD, the Motorola Xoom, the Samsung Galaxy Note and S series, the Nexus S and One, and Sony Xperia phones. It will be a good experience for those who are already using ubuntu on their computers, they can also enjoy it on their mobile phones. Indeed which is really a good effort.