Monday, January 27, 2014
Continues to be world's most popular mobile operating system
Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer revealed on Monday during a conference call with analysts that , the latest version of Apple's mobile platform, is now running on 80 percent of compatible devices. The milestone represents a two percent uptick since December, and prompted Oppenheimer to mistakenly proclaim it "the most popular operating system in the world," unintentionally dropping the qualifier "mobile."
MixPanel records slightly higher adoption rate
By comparison, the most recent version of Android -- version 4.4, known as KitKat -- is only only 1.5 percent of Android devices. Because Android manufacturers do not release actual end-user sales figures, it is difficult to ascertain what percentage of devices could run KitKat.
A major stumbling block in the Android community, even with compatible devices, is that updates are usually distributed by carriers -- who generally delay or block updates, even involving security fixes, preferring users upgrade to newer devices or spending months testing updates to Android against the company's preferred "skin" and software, which must also be compatible. As a result, few ever get more than one software update in the course of their useful lives.
By Electronista Staff
Sailfish, a new mobile operating system is posing grave challenge to the monopoly of Android and iOS. The OS developed by a group of engineers from Nokia have introduced their platform into the new Jolla phones. Sailfish is primarily a gesture based mobile platform based on the Nokia’s Meego, a Linux-based free mobile operating system project, which didn’t take off. Here are the powers punches that the new rival for Android and iOS packs as listed by Times Of India.
#6 Multitasking first
The new OS gives priority to the applications that are currently running and displays them on the home screen rather than the bunch of widgets and apps that overwhelmthe display. The multi-tasking menu of Sailfish is similar to BlackBerry 10 OS with small square windows for each app. Right below the list of currently running apps, one can get the quick access to Dialer, Messaging, Browser and Camera.