Symbian and Windows OS on Mobile Phones

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by John, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. John

    John Guest

    What is the big deal as far as operating system goes for Mobile
    Phones? What advantages do Symbian and Windows based operating systems
    have, what can they do that a standard mobiles OS can't?

    Thanks

    John
     
    John, Dec 14, 2005
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  2. John

    E Guest

    John has written
    Easier to add 3rd party applications.

    Ask your question in microsoft.public.smartphone. Someone there will be
    able to give you a complete answer.
     
    E, Dec 14, 2005
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  3. John

    Henry Guest

    apparently it is also much easier to receive a phone virus with these
    operating systems.
     
    Henry, Dec 15, 2005
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  4. John

    Al Reynolds Guest

    Not without actively accepting it from an unknown
    user, and anyone who does that is an idiot.

    Al
     
    Al Reynolds, Dec 15, 2005
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  5. John

    Henry Guest

    roger that........
     
    Henry, Dec 15, 2005
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  6. John

    Clueless2 Guest

    What is a "standard mobiles OS"? AFAIK, apart from Symbian, Windows Mobile
    and Embedded Linux, handset manufacturers have traditionally developed and
    used their own home brewed OS. Because handset manufacturers are not OS
    experts, their home brews are tend to be too tightly coupled to be able to
    support the advanced applications that users demand on a Smartphone. Also
    because the home brews are proprietary, there is usually little or no 3rd
    party applications for that the user can add to these type of phones.
     
    Clueless2, Dec 15, 2005
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