Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 19th May 2012 08:59 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Smartphones have become the preferred computer of the masses. Sales surpassed those of personal computers in 2010, having grown over 50% per year for several years. Nearly 500 million smartphones shipped in 2011. This radically shifts the terrain in the consumer operating system competition that was, for years, firmly decided in favor of Windows. This article analyzes the New OS Wars.
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by spiderman on Mon 21st May 2012 10:46 UTC
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It looks like the author of this article has ignored the most used operating system in the world: TRON. Android and iOS are surpassing Windows in the media but Windows has been surpassed a long time ago by TRON, S40 and other OSes.

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by zima on Mon 21st May 2012 14:57 in reply to "TRON?"
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TRON is presumably more a specification than single OS, though. Anyway, when it comes to mobile phones, S40 is most likely on top (yeah, presumably not "smartphone OS" - but, if we would try to apply any resemblance of rigorous definition, S40 is more a smartphone than iPhone in its first year).
Maybe with as the closest contender? (apparently, perhaps, being the underlying RTOS at least in tons of Samsung "feature phones" - curiously, based on L4 microkernel)

Too bad the info about TRON in EN web is so scarce - I would definitely like to see screenshots of BTRON, the ~PC variant ( )

Edited 2012-05-21 14:57 UTC

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by kateline on Thu 24th May 2012 16:48 in reply to "TRON?"
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Good point about Tron. My guess is that the author excluded it as more of a special purpose (embedded) system rather than a general-purpose OS. Still...

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