The new challangers of Operating Systems

New upcoming competitors for operating systems has been rare in the mobile world but this year many hungry challangers are ready to challange the stablished ones. But the market is fierze and the companies fight hard to maintain their position where the upcoming competitors desperately are trying to get in. Tizen, Ubuntu Smartphone OS, Firefox OS and Sailfish are some of the hottest new upcoming competitors, but what do you know about them?




Firstly, here is the OS top 6:

1. Google Android

2. Apple iOS

3. Blackberry OS

4. Samsung Bada

5. Nokia Symbian

6. Microsoft Windows Phone


Tizen is an open source Linux-based mobile operating system for smartphones, tablets, netbooks etc. It´s LiMo (Linux Mobile) Foundation and Linux Foundation with support from other companies that runs the development. Companies like Samsung, Vodafone and Docomo. Samsung is in 2013 expected to release their first mobile phones with this operating system.

Firefox OS:

Firefox is an Linux based open source operating system for smartphones and tablets being developed by Mozilla. It is designed to allow HTML5 applications to integrate directly with the device’s hardware using JavaScript. It has been demonstrated on Android-compatible smartphones, and the Rasberry Pi.

The first smartphones running Firefox OS is planned to be released in the first half of 2013. It will first be released in South America, and will later come to Asian and European market.

Sailfish OS:

Operating system Meego was supposed to be Nokias way back but everything didn´t went as planned and the project was ended when the top management chose to go for Microsoft Windows Phone. However some of the developers continued the work and started a new company called Jolla. Now they are ready with the new operating system Sailfish. Sailfish is a Linux-based operating system for more than just mobile devices. Firstly Sailfish is going to be released in the chinese market and in some european countries.

Ubuntu Smartphone OS

Ubuntu is a computer OS based on the debian Linux distribution and distributed as free and open source software, using its own desktop environment. It is named after the Southern African philosophy of ubuntu (“humanity towards others”) or another translation would be: “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”. Development of Ubuntu is led by Canonical, Ltd, a UK-based company owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth.

As of 2012, according to online surveys, Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution on desktop/laptop personal computers and most Ubuntu coverage focuses on its use in that market.


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