A mobile operating system, also referred to as mobile OS, is the operating system that operates a smartphone, tablet, PDA, or other digital mobile devices. Modern mobile operating systems combine the features of a personal computer operating system with touchscreen, cellular, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS mobile navigation, camera, video camera,speech recognition, voice recorder, music player, Near field communication, personal digital assistant (PDA), and other features.
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...
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