Counterclockwise: smartphone OS obituaries

09 August, 2015
While iOS and Android dominate the market now, there's a rich history of dominant OSes that faded away and are now all but forgotten.

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  • AnonD-340618

Actually The Lumia 925 was a Windows Phone 8 device from the start. And interestingly some Windows Mobile 6 handsets, for example the more popular ones from HTC had an option to upgrade to WP7. But WP7 was by many regarded as worse than WM6.
Nice article, thanks.

User, 09 Aug 2015So Microsoft never tasted success fruit in mobile platform ?Yes you're right, the Lumia 510 was a basic Lumia running WP7.8 and the Lumia 925 was running WP8 already.

  • ast

User, 09 Aug 2015So Microsoft never tasted success fruit in mobile platform ?Nokia Lumia 925 was running wp 8.0 out of the box

  • User

So Microsoft never tasted success fruit in mobile platform ?

  • AnonD-427362

Windows Phone 7 latest Phone wasn't Lumia 925 but was Lumia 510 if i wasn't mistaken

  • Dovice

Don't forget the groundbreaking at the time LG Prada (2006) that ran on Flash. Lovely UX in monochrome with some colour highlights. Obviously instantly killed off the second the iPhone was launched, but it introduced the concept of the aesthetically pleasing easy to use touch screen interface. Symbian had been powerful but janky, unlike the Prada and iPhone.

  • AnonD-38690

Oh i remembered HTC Touch Diamond Pro with TouchFlow was amazing used for almost 3 years....

  • Anonymous

Bada never used linux, it had it's own custom kernel. It was designed so that it could run on it's own kernel or on linux, but all of the devices ever released used the bada kernel.