Android and Apple's iOS rule the roost, but a bevy of others gun for the number three slot.
Articles about Mobile OS
2014 will be the Year of Mobile Device Security. If it isn't obvious from the current BYOD trend, then it's obvious from the device manufacturers themselves.
Linux, open source software, and the open source method quietly grew stronger over all areas of computing during 2013.
Unlike the tightly controlled iPhone market, Android is a bit like the wild west. Google releases updates, but they only trickle out to customers.
CyanogenMod, the alternative Android operating system, finally has a smartphone to call its own: The OPPO N1.
Cloud and offshore delivery continue to drive down cost as companies look to shake off the shackles of their existing tech infrastructure.
One thing Apple is doing right — partly — is the password manager functionality built into Keychain in iOS 7 and Mavericks. Nobody does it completely right, and right now it's probably impossible to do so. But there is a way to make it all work.
Over 1 million smart wearable bands will be shipped globally by end-2013, with more smart wearable devices expected to hit the market next year as focus shifts to better design and power-efficient displays.
I get a lot of security predictions pitched at me and I was intrigued by quite a few this year. There's good and bad news, and good and bad predictions.
A review board will be a key part of how devices and manufacturers get Firefox OS branding.
By consistently abstracting additional user functionality into a core suite of Google apps, rather than adding it into the Android OS, Google has made Android upgrades almost passé.
A mystery device maker has agreed to ship Ubuntu Touch OS smartphones, which will arrive next year.
While most Android owners are still waiting for KitKat, Google has pushed out the second 4.4 update for its Nexus line.
CyanogenMod's nearly 10 million users will benefit from newly integrated encrypted SMS feature and can now install an app that lets them take video and audio recordings of their screens.
The EU has approved Microsoft's planned purchase of Nokia's mobile devices and services business.
Microsoft may be considering delivering the consumer- and business-focused versions of Windows client on different schedules, going forward, according to Terry Myerson, head of the operating system group.