Mobile World Congress: Operation Operating Systems

Android seems to be plenty challenged at the Mobile World Congress, and as expected. Android seems to dominate most of the current popular devices, and manufacturers make Android their choice as a sure shot OS. Software developers have to overcome this Android domination by doing one over, bringing out an OS that is reliable, fast and packs in a lot of features. Tizen and Ubuntu Touch officially showcased at the Mobile World Congress take on Android head on, let’s see if they manage to succeed. 006Ubuntu_610x436 Tizen has won Samsung over and the big Company plans to back it up by using Tizen in some of its launches for 2013. Other players have opted for Firefox OS. However, both Tizen and Firefox seek to cater to cheaper and more budget friendly handsets. Canonical has managed to rock the geek world with its much awaited Ubuntu open source software. While employees and spokespeople from Tizen promised ‘responsive’, ‘capable’ and ‘clever’, spectators stood as disbelievers and as the demonstration carried on, Tizen failed absolutely to wow the crowd. The demonstration revealed serious lags, malformed software which had no creative aesthetic or appeal whatsoever. These problems ought to have been addressed over the years, since the lags and other bugs are something the Company should have handled. Perhaps, when compared to Firefox, Tizen does not fair too well. Now on the other hand, Ubuntu is smooth running software that stands out against the others showcased at the Mobile World Congress. The Home screens, pull down notifications and all work so well. Personal signatures are one among many that add a touch of personalization to it. No lags, no hang-ups, just good performance. Devices slated to run Tizen, will not be a success since the software seriously suffers from problems and issues. Here’s hoping that carriers and manufacturers retract from the half blind backing of useless operating systems and pick the best performing one.

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