3 UnderDog OS Which May Change the World ! ! !

We used the term ” UnderDogs” because the following mobile OS has not got much of popularity as Android , iOS and Windows .

After taking sometime by listing different mobile OS finally we selected three UnderDog OS which has the capability to bring an OS revolution in new Smartphones.

They are :

1. Firefox OS ( Developed by Mozilla Foundation )
2. Tizen    OS ( Developed by Samsung and other partners )
3. Sailfish OS ( Developed by Sailfish Alliance / Jolla )

Now let’s discuss about our best OS among these three i.e Firefox OS

Firefox OS :

Firefox OS is a Linux-based open-source OS for smartphones of today’s world.It is being developed by Mozilla Foundation.Firefox OS was launched publicly in 2012.In other words one may call it as an Adaptive OS.

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What Mozilla Foundation says about it’s OS ?

For Web developers, the most important part to understand is that the entire user interface is a web app capable of displaying and launching other Web apps. As we know Mozilla is basically one of the best developers  making Web Browsers. So any modifications you make to the user interface and any applications you create to run on Firefox OS are web apps created using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, albeit with enhanced access to the mobile device’s hardware and services.

 

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Mainly the Firefox OS is developed with the help of Gecko rendering Engine .

Features :

1. The main feature of this OS is that it is itself a Web App platform which is capable of launching other Web Apps. [ Unique Feature ]

2. Adaptive App Search [ Just A New Term ]

3. And all the basic things a Smartphone has ( Creative moments , Social Sync , Best named apps form the market place and etc .)

List of Top 3 Smartphones  running on Firefox OS : [ Only listing phones launched in 2014 ]

1. Alcatel One Touch Fire C
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2. Huwai Y300II

 

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3. Intex Cloud FX

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More about the Firefox OS’s UI :

The User Interface of Firefox OS is very stylish as we had discussed in Intex Cloud FX . The OS’s style is very good, in fact it’s the best UI design you have ever seen .

As you can see in the above images the icons are very sharp and the overall layout is perfect , which can attract a lot of users to use Firefox OS powered Smartphone.

You must be feeling the same like watching an awesome music concert , the OS reflects it’s awesome feel . If you can feel the OS from the images shown above then just imagine what would you feel like when you will hold a good Smartphone which uses Firefox OS.

If you want to know more about Firefox OS in other aspects such as it’s documentation , it’s development process please click here

 

Now let’s move on to the next OS.

 Tizen OS :

Tizen OS is a very unique ,in other words it’s way more flexible than Android , iOS and Windows .
In 2013 , Samsung unveiled it’s Tizen project . It had been planning to launch this OS in a handset named as – Samung ZEQ 9000.
But all the release planning failed . Finally, this OS appeared in the latest Samsung Gear 2 which was launched in this year .After that Samsung Z was powered with Tizen OS.

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Cnet’s Image for Tizen OS on Samsung Z

What Tizen Organization says about it’s OS ? ?

Tizen is an open and flexible operating system built from the ground up to address the needs of all stakeholders of the mobile and connected device ecosystem, including device manufacturers, mobile operators, application developers and independent software vendors (ISVs). Tizen is developed by a community of developers, under open source governance, and is open to all members who wish to participate.

The Tizen operating system comes in multiple profiles to serve different industry requirements. The current Tizen profiles are Tizen IVI (in-vehicle infotainment), Tizen Mobile, Tizen TV, and Tizen Wearable. In addition to that, as of Tizen 3.0, all profiles are built on top of a common, shared infrastructure called Tizen Common.

What about the Tizen’s UI ?

As it’s still available as a beat version, we don’t have much to talk about it’s performance and UI , but it explains itself in theories  very well.
We can just say that very less people want to ditch Android or iOS for Tizen 3.0 OS , it’s UI is not so fine as Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and has very less features till date . It supports Smart TV infotainment features as well as in-Vehicle Infotainment , it has a great capacity to color itself in every aspect of OS oriented device but it has not succeeded  50 % of it’s theories. So, let’s hope it completes all the theories it has announced .

Tizen OS

You can know about it’s 3-D capability ( not fully developed ) , advanced multimedia , service frameworks and other features after it completely evolves.

 

Now we should move on to the last but not the least UnderDog OS i.e Sailfish OS .

Sailfish OS :

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It had been in very less limelight until Jolla launched the Smartphone which runs on the Sailfish OS .

Actually, Sailfish OS is a proprietary software designed by Jolla.

What Sailfish Alliance say about it’s OS ?

We believe there is a clear need for a modern and independent mobile OS that enables free competition and innovation, without predominant control by a single player.

Sailfish brings and fosters innovation to offer unique differentiation and a competitive advantage
for OEMs and ODMs, chipset providers, operators, application developers and retailers.

Sailfish OS UI :

Among these three OS’s, the most elegant and stylish OS is the Sailfish OS . The Jolla Smartphone which contains this OS is going to come soon to India .If you want to subscribe their newsletter to keep updated when Jolla will come to India click here.

The Sailfish OS is indeed an independent platform . Due to it’s UI build, it has got three cool features :

1. Live Multi-Tasking : You must have heard the term multitasking while discussing about latest Smartphones , like the LG G2 allowed multitasking just by sliding with each app on the go. Similarly Jolla has brought another concept to multi-tasking that is being Live!
Live-Multitasking means that you can run all apps in One screen , and message a friend or play music simultaneously on the same screen.

You don’t need to switch from your current app .

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2. Android Capability : You can install any Android compatible app on this OS.

3. More accurate Gesture detector : It detects your natural gestures .

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Finally what you should think  now  is that the 3 Underdog OS have the capability to become the Top Dogs but they still need more time to completely evolve their capacity.

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This article is under © 2014 in the name of TechLegends.in The Tech Cruze published on 08/30/2014 .

A freelance tech journo who started TechLegends. He has had bylines at a variety of publications that include Ubergizmo & Tech Cocktail. You will usually see cats dancing to the beautiful tunes sung by him. He is also keeping up with his B.Tech in Comp. Sc.

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