Networking

Open Source OS - The Future for Mobile?

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Executive Summary

This paper covers the basics of OSs (Operating Systems) in mobile phones as well as giving an overview of the impact of both open-source and proprietary offerings. In the last few years mobile telecoms has entered a new era; the rise in popularity of the smartphone has made the OS (Operating System) a key element in the design, development and delivery of both the devices and services which an operator can offer. While very few end users are concerned about which specific operating system their smartphone uses, they are extremely interested in the applications and services which their phone supports, both of which may be a direct consequence of the choice of operating system.

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