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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "Operating System"?

An Operating System, or OS, is the master software that is run on a computer or smartphone that allows it to run other applications developed for that platform. Common mobile phone operating systems include Windows Mobile, the Symbian OS, Palm OS, and Linux.

Also known as: "OS"

See Also: Linux, Windows Mobile, Symbian OS, Palm OS

Referred to by: AKU, firmware, Linux, Open Handset Alliance, Palm, Palm OS, PalmSource, S60, Symbian, Symbian OS

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