Best mobile operating systems (all time)
A ranking of mobile operating systems (mobile OSs).
Android 1.5 Cupcake was the third Android version developed by Google, a major platform release deployable to Android-powered handsets starting in May 2009. The release includes new features for users and developers, as well as ch...
Android Lollipop is a version of the Android mobile operating system developed by Google, spanning versions between 5.0 and 5.1.1. Unveiled on June 25, 2014, during the Google I/O conference, it became available through official o...
Android 4.4 KitKat is a version of the Android mobile operating system developed by Google, spanning versions between 4.4 and 4.4.4. Unveiled on September 3, 2013, KitKat focused primarily on optimizing the operating system for im...
iPhone OS 2(2008)
iPhone OS 2 is the second major release of iOS. It was the first release of iOS to support third-party applications via the App Store. iPhone OS 2.2.1 was the final version of iPhone OS 2. iPhone OS 2.0, the second major release o...
iPhone OS 3(2009)
Android Jelly Bean(2012)
Android Jelly Bean is the name given to three major point releases of the Android mobile operating system developed by Google, spanning versions between 4.1 and 4.3.1. The first of these three, 4.1, was unveiled at Google's I/O de...
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Windows Phone 8(2012)
Windows Phone 7(2010)
Windows Phone 7 was the first release of the Windows Phone mobile client operating system, released worldwide on October 21, 2010, and in the United States on November 8, 2010. It received multiple large updates, the last being Wi...
Android 1.6 Donut is a discontinued version and the dessert-themed Android codename for the version 1.6 update of the open source Android mobile operating system. Developed by Google Donut made its debut in fall 2009 for a variety...
iPhone OS 1
iPhone OS 1 is the first major release of iOS. iPhone OS 1.1.5 is the latest and final version of iPhone OS 1. This version of iOS was the first iteration of Apple's touch-centric mobile operating system. No official name given on...
Android Froyo is a discontinued version of the Android mobile operating system developed by Google, spanning versions between 2.2 and 2.2.3. Unveiled on May 20, 2010, during the Google I/O conference...
Android 2.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread is a discontinued version of the Android mobile operating system developed by Google and released in December 2010. The Gingerbread release introduced support for near field communication (NFC) (used...
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is a version of the Android mobile operating system developed by Google. First unveiled in May 2015 at Google I/O under the codename "Android 'M'", it was officially released in October 2015. Marshmallow pr...
Android 3.0–3.2.6 Honeycomb is a discontinued and still available version of the Android platform that was designed for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets. Besides the addition of new features, Honeycomb introd...
Android Ice Cream Sandwich(2011)
Windows Phone 8.1(2014)
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Minimum number of votes to be in this ranking is currently 1. Items in: 23
Candidates list: 13.
Candidates list: 13.
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