Today there are 4 Largest Smartphone OS; Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. Likewise, one who is a “big one” continues to grow from year to year, and arguably belongs to Android. But not least those who remained loyal to the iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry.
Android is the OS with an open system, while the other is closed and exclusive. Operating system on a smartphone is the incorporation of personal computer operating systems with other features, including a touch screen, cellular, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS mobile navigation, camera, video recording, voice recorder, music player, NFC, infrared, DLNA, MHL to HDMI and others are likely to continue to grow. This is why people call a smartphone, which is a small computer in your hand that can do anything for their daily needs, business and entertainment.While the increasingly rapid development of technology and emerging new name phablet (combination of smartphones and tablets) is a smartphone with a 5 inch wide screen above.
The following data shows 4 Smartphone operating system; Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry, following information;
Is the operating system of Google inc. Android is largely free and open source (open), but a large number of software on Android devices (such as the Play Store, Google Search, Google Play Services, Google Music, and so on) are licensed. Specific Android 2.0 phones and some tablets, version 3.0 specifically for tablets. While the current Android version is Android 5.0 Nexus Lollipop with its first product 6 was version 4.4, released Android version is synonymous with food such as; Andorid Cupcake (1.5), Donut (1.6), Eclair (2.0), Frozen Yogurt (“Froyo”) (2.2), Ginger Bread (2.3), Honeycomb (3.0), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), Jelly Bean (4.1) , (4.2), (4.3) and the Kit Kat (4.4). It has been an explosion of the number of devices that bring Android OS rose precipitously. Worldwide market share of Android rose 850% from 1.8% to 17.2%. Android reaches 52.5% of the global smartphone market share or WorldWide. Android continues to dominate the global smartphone market, with more than 255 million units shipped and nearly 85% of market share in the second quarter of 2014. Samsung is the largest vendor of Android-based devices, followed by Huawei, Lenovo and LG. However, the strength of the top 5 players weakened, because they collectively down 54.5% from last year’s shipments. Android’s global market share rose to 85%.
iOS is the operating system with the characteristic of mobile devices a little productivity. Even so the launch of a product that little has always been top 10 in both the smartphone and tablet competition. iOS from Apple Inc. is a closed-source operating system and exclusive and built on open source Darwin core OS. Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Apple TV all the second-generation operating system called iOS, which is derived from Mac OS X. Third-party applications are not officially supported until the release of iOS 2.0. Prior to this, “jailbreaking” allow third party applications to be installed, and this method is still available. Currently all iOS devices developed by Apple and manufactured by Foxconn or other partners of Apple. In the second quarter iOS market share declined slightly, to just 11.7% from 13.0% in the same quarter last year, representing a shift in growth in demand for cheap smartphones. Although the launch of the iPhone 5C to address a broader market base, most of the iOS device remains out of reach for the average consumer. iOS is Apple, not like Android and Windows Phone that has many partners such as; HTC, Nokia, LG, Samsung, Lenovo, and others. Currently the latest version is iOS 8 gliding along with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
3. Windows Phone
Microsoft launched its next generation mobile OS, Windows Phone. This includes full integration of Microsoft services such as OneDrive and Office, Xbox Music, Xbox Video, Xbox Live and Bing, but also integrated with many other non-Microsoft services such as Facebook and Google. Windows Phone devices are made mainly by Nokia, together with HTC, Samsung. Windows Phone is Microsoft. It is closed source and proprietary. Has the third largest installed base in the smart phone behind Android and iOS. Windows Phone up slightly from the first quarter, saw shipments of 7.4 million. However, this represents a decline of 9.4% from the same period last year. Windows Phone growth continues to come from Nokia, Currently the latest version of the OS is Windows Phone 8.1. Visible from 29 Mobile launched Nokia, latest mobile phones mid-range Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 Dual SIM already using the latest version they apply in the user interface (UI) that is called Lumia Denim.
BlackBerry is a smart phone OS is closed source and proprietary. As a special note, the operating system is used primarily by government employees, so this OS will remain on that scale. BlackBerry tend to be selected by government officials because of the security system that beats all its competitors, including iOS. This problem could be said entertainment OS lags. However, since the decline in the market share charts, BlackBerry 10 which is the next generation platform for BlackBerry smartphones and tablets released seem to improve the trend of this OS. All phones and tablets manufactured by Blackberry itself. It looks the same value for the second quarter by 0.5% from the first quarter, but the Blackberry managed to slightly increase its market share in late Q2 and Q3, although still below one percent of the shares. However, this is a good sign for the company, since most of the increase in the quarter came from the BlackBerry 10. BlackBerry device reaches a value of 1% growth to remain in existence.
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