Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mobile OS and Apps

This week tech bite is Mobile OS . Market Share of Operating system for mobile phones .

What it will do:
Mobile Operating system controls Handheld devices like mobile phones or smart phones. This is just like windows or Linux for your PC.

How it Works:
Applications are developed on these mobile OS for running things like GPS, Wireless internet access and other user friendly applications.

Who are the Major Players:
In the market we have six major players like iPhone, Palm, RIM, Android, Symbian, and Windows. Out of this six players, 49% of Mobile OS applications developed are targeted on iPhone.

RIM - Research In Motion is OS for black berry. Android is from Google, Windows OS is from Microsoft. Symbian OS is used in Nokia, LG, Motorola, Samsung and Sony.

The below pie chart shows the market share of applications developed on Mobile OS Platform. YES, Apple's iPhone is dominant in the market.

Apart from Search Engine , PC OS business, smart devices , Mobile OS is the latest business arena for corporate war between Microsoft, Google and Apple.

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