A mobile operating system (MOS) is software that allows mobile devices such as mobile phones and tablet to run applications and programs. The gap between mobile operating systems and desktop operating systems are becoming narrower as technology increases and companies who produce these two introduce more sophistication.
8.1 DEFINITION AND OVERVIEW
A mobile operating system (or mobile OS) is an operating system for phones, tablets, smartwatches, or other mobile devices. Computers such as typical laptops are 'mobile', the operating systems usually used on them are not considered mobile ones, as they were originally designed for desktop computers that historically did not have or need specific mobile features. This distinction is becoming blurred in some newer operating systems that are hybrids made for both uses. Mobile operating systems combine features of a personal computer operating system with other features useful for mobile or handheld use such as: