A Comparative Study of Mobile Phone’s Operating Systems
Assistant Professor, Gitarattan International Business School
Student (MCA), Gitarattan International Business School
“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”
Mobile industries seem to follow this quote very well. A continuous growth and progress have become motto of these industries. New technologies are being developed every other day to mark the continuous growth of industry. Every company is willing to provide new features and easy to use interface to their customers. But perfection is a thing which comes with time. This paper will include various features, advantages, lacking of major mobile operating systems which includes iOS by Apple, Android by Google and Symbian of Nokia. With the analysis, I have found that once a major market share holder Symbian is now on a verge to be history, while new operating systems are at a boom due to new technology and features, iOS has still been able to conserve its market share with frequent updations.
KEYWORDS: Android, Symbian, iOS, Mobile Operating System
With increasing craze of mobile phones in customers, we often see a wave of confusion for selection of best phone in their minds. Hundreds of brands with different operating systems, providing tons of features to customers seems to be a mind boggling market.
"A mind-boggling bazaar of competing manufacturers and overlapping technologies" -William D. Marbach
Competition in mobile industry is increasing day by day. Every mobile company wants to provide best features in their mobiles. As a result, we see various mobile companies provide with different mobile operating systems, having different features on a competitive edge. In this research, I will be talking about various mobile operating systems, together with their features, advantages and lack points. Through this paper, I will compare between these operating systems and will try to provide ideas for various new features which may be added to them so as to make them better for customers.
II. LITERATURE SURVEY
|Gen. |Developed Year |Developed By |Type |Frequency |Standards |Services |Data Speed | |0G |1940 |- |Voice |Analogue |- |Voice call |n/a | | | | | |VHF (35-44 MHz), VHF| | | | | | | | |(152-158 MHz) & UHF | | | | | | | | |(454-460 MHz) | | | | |1G |1979 |Nippon Telegraph |Voice |Digital |NMT, AMPS, Hicap, |Voice call |600 - | | | |and | |150– 900 MHz |CDPD | |1200 bps | | | |Telephone, Japan | | | | | | |2G, 2.5G, |1991 |RadioLinja (Elisa |Voice & |Digital |GSM, GPRS, EDGE, |Voice Call |9.6, 56 | |2.75G | |Oyj), |Data |400 & 450 MHz, |HSCSD, iDEN, DAMPS, |SMS, |or 236.8 | | | |Finland | |900 & 1800 MHz or |IS-95, PDC, |WAP, |kbps | | | | | |850 & 1900 MHz |PHS,...
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