Mobile technology: Popular operating systems you should know about

What makes a phone work? How is it possible to move virtual objects, talk to your mobile and even play games on your mobile? The answer is simple- operating systems. You don’t even have to be very keen to notice the different interfaces between various smartphones. A common example would be the iPhone and other android phones. However, there are a few others out there too. As a mobile phone user, it is important to be aware of some popular operating systems so that you can know what works best for you.

iOS

Created by Apple, the iOS is among the most popular mobile operating systems in the world today. It is characterized with class and prestige when it comes to smartphones.

This OS is only found in the iPhone and other Apple’s devices. It’s not that they are selfish, it’s just business. As a matter of fact, this limited sharing is what has made the iOS thrive today, being considered as a luxury OS more than just a commercial OS. Furthermore, the iOS is not that difficult to use. It has a fairly understandable interface that is easy to adapt to and manoeuvre around. Unfortunately, the iOS is not compatible with most software from its competitors.

Android

The android is also a popular mobile OS. In fact, it could even be more widespread across the globe than any other OS ever made. The android was created to suit almost anyone in society. Take a look around. Android smartphones have the largest price ranges out there. It’s easy to get a cheap android phone and yet again a pricey one too. You could call it the “budget” OS. Moreover, the android comes with one of the easiest user interfaces ever. If you are thinking of getting your aged parents a smartphone, then it definitely has to be an android phone. Android is very easy and fun to use, making it simple for the elderly to learn. The issue with android is that it’s over-fragmented whereby it comes in too many versions that are not that necessary.

Blackberry

Just as the name sounds, this is one powerful OS that has really stood the test of time. The Blackberry has a very unique user-interface. One thing you’ll like about the Blackberry OS is the BlackBerry world that introduces you to limitless applications that you might not find in any other OS. Additionally, Blackberry smartphones are also associated with prestige with most of them being costly to acquire. Therefore, if you want an OS for your corporate affairs this is it, thanks to Blackberry’s Enterprise server. Although it’s not as easy to use like android, it doesn’t take long for you to get the hang of it.

Windows

Not only has Microsoft’s Windows dominated the PC World; the impact of this famous OS has also been felt in the smartphone industry as well.  When it comes to the Windows OS, you should expect a more futuristic and retro-look when it comes to the user interface. Additionally, you’ll get to enjoy its beautiful animations and strong in-built resistance to viruses. Apart from that, you will also experience the unmatched speeds of internet explorer even from your smartphone. Fact is that this OS is not as user-friendly as the android or iOS. Windows is a bit tiled and will feel strange for the first time, especially if you are used to other operating systems. However, it won’t take long for you to get used to it.

Top Brands Show Up For Mobile World Congress 2017

Several of the world’s biggest mobile technology brands gathered together to showcase their latest gear at the Mobile World Congress 2017. After the disappointing lack of smartphone-related announcements at the first big tech event of the year – the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – the Mobile World Congress comes as a great venue for catching up on the latest in smartphones, smartwatches, and other devices.

Being one of the biggest conferences and exhibitions for the mobile industry, the Mobile World Congress is quickly building up quite the anticipation not only from consumers, but also from mobile operators, device manufacturers, and technology providers from across the globe.

 

About The Mobile World Congress

The Mobile World Congress is an annual mobile conference, exhibition, and trade show organized and run by the GSMA, or the GSM Association, a trade body that represents the interests of mobile operators all around the globe. The event took place in different locations, but for the past three years it has been held in Barcelona, Spain, which has been chosen as the GSMA Mobile World Capital. The Mobile World Congress will be the site of future Mobile World Congress events through 2023.

As one of the most prominent mobile technology launch platforms in the world, the Mobile World Congress has brought on some of the best and most popular smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and other devices in history. Aside from bringing in the industry’s heavyweights, it also draws in futurists and idealists, those who think about innovations such as 5G and virtual reality, and decide which direction mobile technology is heading.

 

Mobile World Congress Schedule

First held in 1987 as the GSM World Congress, the Mobile World Congress has generally been held in the first quarter of the year. The 2017 edition of the tech trade show will be no different, running from February 27 to March 3. During that week, the show will feature some of the latest mobile technology innovations by the biggest names in the mobile industry, such as Nokia, Huawei, Apple, Samsung, and more. Scheduled announcements and press briefings will be held prior to the opening of the exhibit.

BlackBerry at the 2017 Mobile World Congress

One surprising participant at the Mobile World Congress 2017 is BlackBerry. The company has held off on producing their own line of mobile phones and has instead handed down that task, and the manufacturing licenses, to TCL. However, the company has uncharacteristically unveiled a prototype of a new handset – codenamed Mercury – which is rumored to have a 2017 release date. Chances are, it will be launched at the Mobile World Congress.

According to first-hand accounts from those who have seen the Mercury in person, BlackBerry’s new touch and type candybar handset brings back the traditional BlackBerry keyboard integrated into its Android OS. It seems to have some pretty solid specs, although any final assessments won’t happen until the Mercury – or the DTEK70 as it is sometimes referred to – is officially released.