What Is a Mobile Operating System?

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Definition:

A mobile operating system is a set of data and programs that runs on a computer or mobile device. It manages all the hardware and optimizes the efficacy of the application software in the device.

A mobile OS manages mobile multimedia functions, mobile and Internet connectivity and so on in a mobile device.

Mobile OS’ are seen in smartphones, tablets, wearables and so on. They are powered by platforms, such as the iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Palm WebOS and so on.

Also Known As: Mobile platform, handheld operating system

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