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Competitive Landscape: Smartphone Operating Systems

Published: 08 December 2009

ID: G00173017

Analyst(s): Roberta Cozza


The smartphone OS market will remain fragmented for next three years. Some ten platforms, ranging from single-source efforts with high integration from Apple and Research In Motion, to open-source platforms from Android and Symbian are competing with licensed-based models like Windows Mobile.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Recommendations
  • Market Analysis
    • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Market Players
    • The Future of Competition
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Symbian
    • iPhone OS
    • Android
    • Microsoft Windows Mobile
    • RIM OS
    • Other Platforms
  • References and Methodology

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