Battle of the Mobile Operating Systems


A recent FierceDeveloper article about mobile OS consolidation got me thinking: if I could save only three mobile operating systems from falling off a cliff, which three would I save? Because let’s face it, there are a lot of mobile operating systems out there, and only so much money and developers to build a truly rich ecosystem.

Frankly, I don’t know which ones I’d save. Working at Boingo, I’ve been exposed to the entire gamut of mobile operating systems and like a good unbiased parent, I like them all for different reasons (okay, maybe secretly, I have my favorites). But clearly, the market is at an inflection point and seems to be heading towards some sort of mobile OS consolidation. So who do you think the three winners will be? Here’s an alphabetized list of mobile OS’s as a reminder:

  • Android
  • Blackberry
  • iPhone
  • Maemo
  • Palm
  • Symbian
  • Windows Mobile

About Melody Demel

Melody is Senior Manager, PR for Boingo Wireless, where she is responsible for media relations, brand building and thought leadership initiatives. Melody is a die-hard Nebraska Cornhuskers fan and retired NCAA DI college field hockey player.
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3 Responses to Battle of the Mobile Operating Systems

  1. lisa rozycke says:

    my new hp touchpad has web os. does this mean i have no way of using boingo when i travel?

  2. Deb ume says:

    1. iPhone 2. Android 3. Windows MObile

  3. Baochi says:

    Hi Lisa,

    We haven’t fully tested the new HP Touchpad. But we’d love your feedback on the Boingo experience. Feel free to email me and I can set you up with a test account: bnguyen@boingo.com.

    Thanks,
    Baochi