Jolla Sailfish OS demo

We're only three days into 2013 and there has been a lot of talk of brand new or up-and-coming mobile operating systems. Just yesterday, Canonical announced Ubuntu Phone OS, which shrinks the power of one of the world's most popular, hardware-agnostic Linux distros into a pocket-sized computer. And this morning, Samsung confirmed that Tizen phones would make their first splash later this year.

But there are a handful of other mobile operating systems that are still searching for a big break. Research In Motion is trying to re-enter the limelight with BlackBerry 10. Microsoft is trying to win over the market with Windows Phone 8. HP recently released Open webOS and will eventually try its hand, once again, in the mobile hardware business. Mozilla has Firefox OS and Jolla is working around the clock on the MeeGo-based Sailfish OS.

There is no shortage of competition, that's for sure. But the space is tightening, and there likely isn't enough room for all these operating systems to "make it". Only some will succeed, maybe only one. Which one will it be, folks? Place your vote for the best up-and-coming mobile OS in the poll below!

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CheasyGZ Clearly BB10 is sailing ahead of the pack. it will be an awesome launch!
Dwayne Cubbins Syndos X
Dwayne Cubbins Syndos X Ubuntu!!!
Kizito Nestor
Kizito Nestor BB10...
Leslie Attwell
Leslie Attwell Ubuntu!
Stuart James Baucum
Stuart James Baucum hopefully iOS 7!!
Matt Shipley
Matt Shipley I'll stick with iOS. iOS is proven quality.
Yongky Siaw
Yongky Siaw Ubuntu and WP8
Patrick Tam
Patrick Tam All of them.
Dounutz Sesar
Dounutz Sesar Not impressed i love android n by each update it roks more n more
rhymiZ Ubuntu, it looks reallyyyyyy sexy!
Enes Nadir Çomoglu
Enes Nadir Çomoglu Just to clear things out, Jolla is not an OS, Sailfish is. I can't choose between Ubuntu mobile and Sailfish OS. In fact, they look so similar that I would be surprised one bit if they ended up being merged into one OS.
Jason Wilde
Jason Wilde Windows phones and blackberry 10
Gordon Christie
Gordon Christie UBUNTU its the most original turns phones and tablets into a pc
Paul Battle
Paul Battle Ubuntu!!!!!!!!!!
Miranda Brito Inacio Mandlate
Miranda Brito Inacio Mandlate new BB OS looked cool until i saw ubuntu...
Ken Hoey
Ken Hoey Ubuntu
Eduardo Ordaz
Eduardo Ordaz Ubuntu.
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz tizen
Ryan Elkins
Ryan Elkins Honestly impressed with windows
Jp Garmay
Jp Garmay Jolla and Ubuntu FTW!!!! but still Android rocks! for now :)
George Millhouse
George Millhouse BB10??? lol lets not kid ourselves BB is dead. very dead
Edgar Emanuel Rivera Rojas
Edgar Emanuel Rivera Rojas Windows phone
Christopher Manic Johnson
Christopher Manic Johnson It's a toss up between BB10 and Ubuntu. BB10 already has a good amount of apps for it when it launches, and since Ubuntu will have the same kernel as Android, will be able to run on already established devices, and possible have the same Android apps ported over to it with little change, it will already have a major advantage over Windows Phone... ecosystem-wise.
Tyler Brewer
Tyler Brewer Ubuntu..
Lance Tomlinson
Lance Tomlinson Ubuntu.
Perro Rosello
Perro Rosello Windows Phone
Yasir Sohail
Yasir Sohail Not interested in any of them.
Cary Mompoint Jr
Cary Mompoint Jr Ubuntu
Abdullah Tayea
Abdullah Tayea Jolla
Anonymous Windows Phone of course. Is there even a question?
Nathan Wright
Nathan Wright Ubuntu
Anthony Evans Jr
Anthony Evans Jr till we actually see them in action who really knows?

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