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Android

Android is a Linux-based operating system designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Initially developed by Android, Inc., which Google backed financially and later bought in 2005, Android was unveile... d in 2007 along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance: a consortium of hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. The first Android-powered phone was sold in October 2008.Android is open source and Google releases the code under the Apache License. This open-source code and permissive licensing allows the software to be freely modified and distributed by device manufacturers, wireless carriers and enthusiast developers. Additionally, Android has a large community of developers writing applications that extend the functionality of devices, written primarily in a customized version of the Java programming language. In October 2012, there were approximately 1,000,000 apps available for Android, and the estimated number of applications downloaded from Google Play, Android's primary app store, was 50 billion as of Sep 2013. A developer survey conducted in April–May 2013 found that Android is the most popular platform for developers, used by 71% of the mobile developer population   more
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IOS

IOS is a mobile operating system developed and distributed by Apple Inc. Originally unveiled in 2007 for the iPhone, it has been extended to support other Apple devices such as the iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Mini and second-generation Apple TV. Unlike M... icrosoft's Windows Phone and Google's Android, Apple does not license iOS for installation on non-Apple hardware. As of August 2013, Apple's App Store contained more than 900,000 iOS applications, 375,000 of which were optimised for iPad. These apps have collectively been downloaded more than 50 billion times. It had a 21% share of the smartphone mobile operating system units shipped in the fourth quarter of 2012, behind only Google's Android. In June 2012, it accounted for 65% of mobile web data consumption. At the half of 2012, there were 410 million devices activated. According to the special media event held by Apple on September 12, 2012, 400 million devices had been sold by June 2012.The user interface of iOS is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. Interface control elements consist of sliders, switches, and buttons. Interaction with the OS includes gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions within the context of the iOS operating system and its multi-touch interface. Internal accelerometers are used by some applications to respond to shaking the device or rotating it in three dimension   more
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Windows Phone

Windows Phone is a series of proprietary smartphone operating systems developed by Microsoft. It is the successor to Windows Mobile, although it is incompatible with the earlier platform. Unlike its predecessor, it is primarily aimed at the consumer...  market rather than the enterprise market. It was first launched in October 2010, with a release in Asia following in early 2011.The latest release is Windows Phone 8, which was launched on October 29, 2012. With Windows Phone, Microsoft created a new user interface, featuring a design language named "Modern". Additionally, the software is integrated with third-party and Microsoft services, and sets minimum requirements for the hardware on which it runs.Microsoft is currently developing the next version of Windows Phone, code named "Windows Phone Blue" which will be named either Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows Phone 8.5   more
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Ubuntu

Ubuntu (IPA pronunciation /bnt/) is a predominantly desktop-oriented Linux distribution, based on Debian GNU/Linux but with a stronger focus on usability, regular releases, and ease of installation. Ubuntu is sponsored by Canonical Ltd, owned by Sou... th African Mark Shuttleworth; the name of the distribution comes from the African concept of ubuntu which may be rendered roughly as humanity toward others, though other meanings have been suggested.[4] The most recent version, Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron), was released on April 24, 2008. Ubuntu aims to use only free software to provide an up-to-date yet stable operating system for the average user. Kubuntu and Xubuntu are official subprojects of the Ubuntu project, aiming to bring the KDE and Xfce desktop environments to the Ubuntu core, respectively. Edubuntu is an official subproject designed for school environments, and should be equally suitable for kids to use at home.[6   more
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TheInterlang says2013-09-22T13:13:28.0423219-05:00
Why doesn't anyone like iOS? The others are just too confusing for me.
nanditojv says2013-09-25T08:10:31.1536068-05:00
Maybe ios is too boring. What should i prefer?
lannan13 says2013-09-26T16:12:57.0941804-05:00
Eww... Linux
abyteofbrain says2013-10-01T16:23:33.5987888-05:00
I'd love Windows, but RT's just stupid.
abyteofbrain says2013-10-01T16:24:45.7995041-05:00
Eww... Android
abyteofbrain says2013-11-06T12:39:37.3810250-06:00
Android is Linux by the way.

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