The mobile industry is a burgeoning one, with a whole host of different companies vying for the top spot. At first, the top spot belonged to Apple, as it comfortably swept aside the competition and rose to the fore. However, Apple was unable to maintain its advantage at the top, and a lack of innovation and ingenuity on their part saw the American behemoths fall second to South Korean tech giants Samsung. Samsung had partnered with Google, and their excellent Samsung Galaxy line of mobile phones has been popularly received throughout the globe. The mobile phones have become hugely popular not only for their performance as well as their outlook. But, are they good enough? Can they compete with others? Here’s a brief guide on the different mobile phone operating systems:
The Apple iPhones all run the iOS mobile operating system. Apple’s iOS has not seen a lot of aesthetic changes since the time it was revealed, though recently it did undergo a complete renewal as iOS 8 was released in the market, which saw newer icons and newer facilities being provided to users. The iOS has a range of different connectivity options as well, and supports a wide range of new features. The Apple iPhone 6 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus are both outfitted with Apple’s operating system, and have become hugely popular. However, they are expensive. Apple has always been reserved for those who have a significant amount of money to spare, and the iPhones are no exception. Starting from $650 and going as high as $1,000 for the fully outfitted version, it is not a mobile phone that one would purchase every now and then.
The Android operating system is unparalleled in terms of quality and performance; it is an extremely flexible operating system that can be customized with a whole host of different skins and choices that will add a completely different experience to your everyday usage. Some of the best phones on the market, such as the HTC One, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the OnePlus One, are all powered by Android, though with different skins on the top, which add a completely new usage experience over the top. Unlike Apple, Android phones are available in a bunch of different varieties as well, so you can easily choose between a range of different options, both expensive and affordable.
There are a range of other options available too, such as the Blackberry Devices or the Windows Phone supported mobile devices. The Windows Phones are mainly manufactured by Nokia, which was wholly bought by Nokia, while the Blackberry interface has all but receded from the market, becoming a shadow of what it once used to be. However, both of these have a very small share of the market, which means that they are a great option for people who are used to them, but not such a good option for those who are looking to buy their first smartphone.