Though Android and iOS seem to be presently reigning over the smartphone market, there are new operating systems coming up that are sure to make a huge impact in the mobile industry in the near future. And they plan to make it big. Below are some of the latest smartphone operating systems that might make it big this year.
Samsung recently unveiled Z1, the first Tizen powered smartphone in India. Priced at just Rs. 5700, the device features a 4-inch display and packs in a 1.2 GHz dual core processor. By introducing the new mobile operating system, Samsung plans to target the low-end smartphone market.
Interestingly, the Tizen OS will also power smart TVs in 2015. This version of the OS will be designed to deliver an integrated and a powerful entertainment experience. The operating system will allow smart TVs to wirelessly connect to nearby Samsung phones, as a result of which content can be shared back and forth. Moreover, the user will be able to view live TV on his/her handset.
Like Tizen, the Firefox OS too will be making its way to the low and mid-range smartphone markets. Based on the Linux kernel, the operating system is developed using open web technologies. The OS empowers feature phone users to switch to smartphones.
Devices running on the Firefox OS are currently available in 29 countries but soon the popularity will spread out across Asia. Amazingly, over 500K Firefox OS based handsets have been sold in India alone.
Though Windows may not be presently powering as many devices as Android does, it still finds its place somewhere at the top of the list when it comes to best mobile operating systems around. This year, Microsoft plans to take a step further by soon launching Windows 10 for smartphones. For now, the new version of the OS is only available to Microsoft employees with special access for testing purposes. However, the company plans to make the technical preview version public on signup. You can find a wide range of windows operated phones online. You can use Paytm coupon codes for getting discounts on your purchase.
In 2013, we heard about Ubuntu Edge, a crowd-funded project to build a smartphone that would run both Android and the Ubuntu mobile desktop operating systems. Unfortunately, the project failed to reach its $32 million crowd funding target.
Jolla launched its first handset powered by the Sailfish OS in 2013. Taking it all further, the company now plans to add a tablet to its kitty. Built to offer the best multitasking experience, the device will be able to run Android apps as well. Sporting a decent 7.85 inch display, the tablet will come with 32GB of storage space. The operating system relies on gesture-based navigation that lets you easily switch between apps.
So, if you are planning to opt for a device loaded with one of the above listed operating system, go ahead. Of course, it might take a while for you to figure out what’s where at least for the first couple of days. However, playing around with the gizmo will surely make things gradually easy.