Main article: Smartphone
Mobile operating system milestones mirror the development of mobile phones and smartphones:
▪ 1979–1992 Mobile phones have embedded systems to control operation. ▪ 1993 The first smartphone, the IBM Simon, had a touchscreen, email, and PDA features. ▪ 1996 Palm Pilot 1000 personal digital assistant is introduced with the Palm OS mobile operating system. ▪ 1996 First Windows CE Handheld PC devices are introduced. ▪ 1999 Nokia S40 OS was officially introduced with the launch of the Nokia 7110 ▪ 2000 Symbian became the first modern mobile OS on a smartphone with the launch of the Ericsson R380. ▪ 2001 The Kyocera 6035 is the first smartphone with Palm OS. ▪ 2002 Microsoft's first Windows CE (Pocket PC) smartphones are introduced. ▪ 2002 BlackBerry releases its first smartphone.
▪ 2005 Nokia introduced Maemo OS on the first internet tablet N770. ▪ 2007 Apple iPhone with iOS introduced as an iPhone, "mobile phone" and "internet communicator." ▪ 2007 Open Handset Alliance (OHA) formed by Google, HTC, Sony, Dell, Intel, Motorola, Samsung, LG, etc. ▪ 2008 OHA releases Android 1.0 with the HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1) as the first Android phone. ▪ 2009 Palm introduced webOS with the Palm Pre. By 2012 webOS devices were no longer sold. ▪ 2009 Samsung announces the Bada OS with the introduction of the Samsung S8500. ▪ 2010 Windows Phone OS phones are released but are not compatible with the previous Windows Mobile OS. ▪ 2011 The MeeGo the first...