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Mobile computer for power users

  • Zatni Arbi

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 7 2010   /  10:54 am

As you must know very well, a personal computer needs an operating system (OS) to enable the hardware to listen to the software. We have a variety of OS, including the Open Source-based Linux, the market-dominating Microsoft Windows, and the Mac OS X from Apple. Each has its strengths and weaknesses, of course. Nokia N900: maemo.nokia.comLikewise, a smartphone needs an OS to let applications such as the phone software, the camera functionality and the GPS to work together with hardware components such as the radio frequency, the camera and the GPS receiver modules.In the past, each time we talked about the OS of a Nokia smartphone, chances were we would be talking about Symbian. In fact, Symbian was developed by The Symbian Foundation, and is allowed to offer the Symbian platform as an Open Source. Today, Symbian has remained the most widely used smartphone OS in the world. But, recently...