A comparative scrutiny of smartphone Operating Systems

Abhishek Yadav, Surabhi Maheshwari


Nowadays, a variety of mobile phones with different operating systems are available in the market but mobile phones with android OS have now become indigenous product which was once extravagant product. The purpose of this change is credited to its varied functionality, ease of use and utility. There are various tasks executed on it like making call, sending or receiving SMS, music, billing, online shopping, online booking, playing games, and web browsing, with the help of different applications like Whatsapp, Facebook or Applock etc. Thus, a huge quantity of user sensitive data is stored within the devices [1]. With the increased usage of smartphone, the security of user-private data is a big concern. Because of android as an open source mobile platform, third party applications from markets and even from unreliable sources can be easily installed by the user [2]. Thus, Android devices are a easy-going target for privacy intrusion. This paper is a review and examination of android software stack and comparison of smartphone based operating system like android, iOS, blackberry, Symbian, windows phone, webOS, Ubuntu and firefox.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1000/ijses.v0i0.107


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