Why Android Will Get A Tough Competition Soon ?

Hello readers, you must be interested to know why Android is going to get a tough competition in the market. In this article you will know the reason why this scenario is going to happen soon.

What do you think the reason might be ? ? Is Google selling Android Inc ? What stupid thought that is ! Well, then let us find out the reason.

You might have heard about the Underdog OS’s. It seems that the Underdog OS’s list is increasing day by day and will soon reach the Top Dog OS’s list. So basically this is the reason why Android is going to get a tough competition in the market. Well, it’s just a theory because it is a very surprising thing to happen to Android Inc. But we cannot say that it is impossible that way. This is because of the benchmarks, which the new OS’s are setting up in the market.

Let us look at the list of the OS which pose a threat to Android :

1. Ubuntu OS

Ubuntu got into the smartphone market recently by introducing its OS with BQ Aquaris E4.5 smartphone.
The OS contains a new concept of scope which lets you forget between switching between apps, rather get everything at your finger tips. It can be described as having multiple home screens on your smartphone, which makes everything to get accessed easily.

You can watch the video here :

The OS also blends a great amount of impressive UI for the smartphones, which gives an Ubuntu feeling and also adds the beauty to it. As we mentioned the launcher puts everything you need using scopes, but it also graces the users with an awesome welcome screen.

The OS is backed by Canonical. Canonical is the global software vendor that provides commercial, design and engineering support to the Ubuntu project.

2. 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.

Underdog OS

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.

 

Lockscreen

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 from the market place and etc .)

3. 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 – Samsung 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.

4. 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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So, if these OS get the necessary exposure in the smartphone world then Androids existence will be too difficult.

But what we knew about the new OS is that they have great potential by overcoming the drawbacks of Android in some cases and revolutionize the era of mobile operating systems.

What Do you think guys ? ? Is it possible to throw Android out of the market by the above OS ? ? If Yes, Why Do You think so ??

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