A smart phone operating system (OS) is essential engine which helps to run the smart phone smoothly. Operating systems of a smart phone manages both the software and hardware to create an easy user experience. Android, BlackBerry, iOS and Windows are the most common Smartphone OS Market used in smart phone.
In addition, increasing number of mobile devices and mobile users has fueling the market of smart phone OS and is expected a significant growth during the forecast period. Rising use of mobile devices and growing dependency on smart phone in daily life the market of smart phone OS in rising and is anticipated a positive growth during the forecast period. However, the complexity in design of smart phone is acting as a restraint of this market. Many manufacturers are focusing on this matter and they are trying to make it user friendly, therefore the impact of this restraint is medium and is expected to be low during the forecast period.
The Smartphone OS Market is segmented into two categories: by type and by region. By type the Smartphone OS Market is segmented by Android, iOS and Windows and others.
The Android OS is Google’s open and free programming stack that incorporates a middleware, operating systems and key applications for use on cell phones, including smart phone. Updates for the Android OS have been produced under “dessert propelled” adaptation names (Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jellybean, Kitkat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat) with new version is coming base in sequential order arrange with new upgrades and enhancements. iPhone’s operating systems was initially created for use on its iPhone gadgets. Presently, the smart phone operating system is known to as iOS and is supported on different Apple gadgets including the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
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The iOS operating system is accessible only in Apple gadgets as the organization does not permit the OS for outsider equipment. Windows Mobile is Microsoft’s operating systems utilized as a part of smart phone and mobile phones. The Mobile OS based on the Windows CE 5.2 kernel. n 2010 Microsoft announced another mobile phone organize called Windows Phone 7. In others segment includes BlackBerry, MeeGo OS, Palm OS.
The BlackBerry operating systems is an exclusive versatile working framework created by Research in Motion for use in the organization’s mainstream BlackBerry handheld gadgets. The BlackBerry stage is well known to corporate clients as it offers synchronization with Microsoft Exchange, Novell GroupWise, Lotus Domino email and different business programming, when utilized with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
By geography the global Smartphone OS Market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and Latin America. North America smart phone operating system (OS) held the largest market share in 2016, and the Asia-Pacific (APAC) smart phone operating system (OS) market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Increasing adoption of smart phone and changing lifestyle is the major driving factors in North America and is expected to provide a significant growth of Smartphone OS Market during the forecast period. Asia Pacific is expecting the fastest growth due to the rising economics such as China and India. Middle East and Africa has shown a remarkable growth in mobile BPMmarket followed by Latin America in recent years.
The key players participating in the Smartphone OS Market is marked by some strong competition from the major players operating in this industry. Numerous merger and acquisition, joint venture and partnership agreement, product innovation, research and development and geographical extension are some of the key strategies adopted by this player to ensure long term sustenance in these market key participants in the global smart phone operating system (OS) industry include are Microsoft Corporation (Washington, U.S.) Apple Inc. (California, U.S.), Google (California, U.S.), AsusTek Computer Inc. (China), Canonical Ltd (London, U.K.), Access Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) and Others.
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