Smart phones and netbooks operating system

I compiled a quick and dirty list of smart phone and netbook OS, the list included the OS that I think are relevant.
I merged both smart phone and netbooks OSes in the same category, because it seems they can be used on both platforms.
Please let me know if you want to include any data worth adding.

Open

Chrome OS

Started: 2009
Company: Google
OS Base: Linux
Browser: Webkit based (it is Chrome!)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Chrome_OS

Android

Started: 2007
Company: Open Handset Alliance (Mainly Google)
OS Base: Linux
Browser: Webkit based (like Chrome, and Safari)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_%28operating_system%29

Moblin

Started: 2007
Company: Intel (and LinuxFoundation!)
OS Base: Linux
Browse: Gecko based (like Firefox)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moblin

Mameo

Started: 2005
Company: Nokia
OS Base: Linux
Browse: Gecko based (like Firefox)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maemo

Closed OS

WebOS

Started: 2009
Company: Palm
OS Base: Linux
Browser: Webkit based (like Chrome, and Safari)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebOS

IPhone OS

Started: 2007
Company: Apple
OS Base: Mac OS (UNIX)
Browser: Webkit based (it is Safari)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone_OS

BlackBerry OS

Started: 2002
Company: BlackBerry
Browser: BlackBerry, Opera
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlackBerry_OS

Symbian

Started: 2001
Company: mainly Nokia
Note 1: Closed moving to open
Note 2: Is it relevant nowadays?!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbian_OS

Windows Mobile

Started: 2000
Company: Microsoft
OS Base: Windows CE
Browser: Internet Explorer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Mobile

3 thoughts on “Smart phones and netbooks operating system

  1. I thank you so much as currently I am interested in mobile phones software development.

    By the way, shouldn’t it be “Microsoft” instead of “Windows” as a company for Windows Mobile?

    Thanx again ..
    We are looking forward such information

    Nabeel

  2. Thank you Nabeel for your visit, I corrected the error.
    What other information could I add to this list, I am thinking of Development environment, but it might be hard to collect :)

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