Android and iOS are the most popular OS in the market and is very unlikely to slow down. Both have the most advanced network that provides the simplest process of information sharing across different services and handsets. The applications developed are excellent and OS updates are done on a regular basis providing superior experience to its users.
Microsoft is also there and working hard to get a double-digit share of the consumers; RIM has recently created the Blackberry OS 10 hoping to win back the lost share of the market.
With these competitive OS, this may not be a perfect time to have new operating systems.
The illusion of choice
Firefox, Samsung’s Tizen, and Linux’ Ubuntu would provide more options for the public. However, if tracing the history of OS way back 2009, we already have six OS: BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Palm WebOS, iPhone, and Android. After a few years, users are down to Android, IOS, and probably soon Blackberry OS 10. Of the three newbies, Firefox is more likely to survive the market but there are still no plans to develop it until 2013 or 2014.
The Android feature
Android and IOS are popular because they can share networks. Samsung’s Tizen is also planning to join the network. If this will be the case, it might have a chance to survive.
There is still a chance
As many people are beginning to convert their phone from simple to smart, there will be an increase in network sharing. In fact, almost 1.7 billion smart phones were sold within 2012. This might be a chance for the newbies since smart phones manufacturers might go for a cheaper OS to reduce production costs.
The Web is the foundation
These newbies have a better web standard from existing OS. Tizen, Ubuntu, and Firefox have passed the HTML5 web standards and can be used even offline.
The newbies will need to wait for RIM and Windows Phone to fully recess in order to gain a spot in the market. For now, Android and IOS will still occupy the center stage..