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BlogLesser known mobile operating systems are back with a bang

Posted by Nash Ogden | August 5, 2014 | Android App Development, iPhone App Development, Mobile App Development, Mobile apps

Lesser known mobile operating systems are back with a bang

Lesser known mobile operating systems are back with a bang

Android and iOS mobile operating systems are currently considered to be the dominant ones in the mobile market. It is true that both the operating systems are far ahead in the race. However, in the digital arena, things can change at any moment. It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the lesser known mobile operating systems. Some of them are actively working toward achieving their domination in select geographical locations and a few others might even displace the toppers if things move as per plans. Here we provide you with a list of operating systems from popular brands that have all the capabilities of becoming a leader at some time in the future.


The one time popular BB OS7 operating system of the BlackBerry had become obsolete with the arrival of newer versions from iOS, Android, and Windows mobile operating systems. The all new BB10 OS has been designed to provide users with similar experience to that of iOS and android interfaces, with unique features though. While BB 10 OS has android run-time layer compatible with Gingerbread, the new 10.2 version will be compatible with the latest Android Jelly bean version.

Firefox OS/Boot to Gecko (B2G)

Firefox OS formerly known as Boot to Gecko (B2G) is an open-source operating system for smart phones and tablets developed by Mozilla. Analysts had earlier predicted that by the end of 2013 the OS would size one percent of the global smart phone market. Created with intentions to compete with the iOS and Android, Mozilla has joined hands with LG Electronics, ZTE, Huawei and TCL Corporation targeting users in Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain, and Venezuela.

Aliyun OS

It is a well known fact that Android has been ruling the Chinese subcontinent. With the release of Aliyun, Android’s dominance in Asia has become a question mark. The Alibaba group has come out with a linux based operating system named as Aliyun OS for smart phones and tablets. Alicloud a subsidiary of Alibaba group released the Aliyun operating system in July 2011. While Google battles it hard by asserting that Aliyun is incompatible android version, Alibaba is all set to pamper the home grown OS. With the patronage of orthodox Chinese Aliyun may soon become a threat to Android in the land of Dragons.

Sailfish OS

The just released Sailfish OS is all set to make an impact on the mobile platform. Former employees of MeeGo N9 division of Nokia formed Jolla, a Finish start-up, to create Sailfish OS. The operating system that was originally intended for smart phones is also expected to work well on tablets.

Tizen OS

Tizen is yet another forthcoming linux based operating system for smart phones and tablets. Tizen OS comes as combined effort of the conglomerates Samsung and Intel. This open source operating system is expected to offer consistent UX across various mobile devices. Experts agree that a part of Bada project and MeeGo have been merged into Tizen.

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