Mobile Operating Systems

Authored by: Morelli Ralph , Lanerolle Trishan de

Computing Handbook

Print publication date:  May  2014
Online publication date:  May  2014

Print ISBN: 9781439898529
eBook ISBN: 9781439898536
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A mobile operating system, or mobile OS, is an operating system that is designed to run on a mobile device, such as a mobile phone, personal digital assistant (PDA), or a tablet computer. Like traditional operating systems, a mobile OS is the software layer that sits between the device’s hardware and its application layers. As such, a mobile OS is an abstraction built in software that hides the details of the hardware layer from the applications that sit atop it.

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