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Market Analysis on Smartphone's Operating Systems

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Introduction

The purpose of this report is to prepare market analysis of Operating Systems for Smartphones. Over the last decade, mobile phones have become one of the major means of communicating both voice and data. Today, mobile phone is virtually a social necessity for most of us. Increase in computing power of mobile phones, improved bandwidth of wireless technologies, and internet technology have led to the introduction of Smartphone which provides greater levels of intelligence to its users. This intelligence lies partly in the phone itself and partly in the smarter-network in to which it connects. This intelligence is a potent combination of hardware used to build the Smartphone and software i.e., operating system which runs on the hardware of the Smartphone.

Smartphone

Smartphone is a mobile phone offering advanced capabilities beyond a typical mobile phone, often with personal computer like functionality.

(symbian.com) (palm.com) (blackbeery.com)

Smartphone Users

Business and innovative users are the main users of Smartphone today, due to its high price. As technology advances, cost of Smartphone might come down gradually, as it happened with personal computers. Then, all of us might become the users of Smartphone.

Operating System

An operating system (OS) is any software required to start up any computer or any electronic device that is designed to perform certain special functions such as opening a file, sending an electronic mail and so forth. OS functions as an interface between the user and hardware of the device. Windows, Linux, Symbian are examples of OS.

Smartphone’s OS Users

OS can be used by Smartphone manufacturers such as Nokia, Palm, Blackberry, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, DoCoMo, LG, and BenQ.

Smartphone versus Mobile Phone

Smartphone can be distinguished from mobile phone by the fact that Smartphone provides not only all the features of

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