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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!
Stuart James Baucum hopefully iOS 7!!
Matt Shipley I'll stick with iOS. iOS is proven quality.
Yongky Siaw Ubuntu and WP8
Patrick Tam All of them.
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 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 Windows phones and blackberry 10
Gordon Christie UBUNTU its the most original turns phones and tablets into a pc
Justin Batalla Ubuntu!!!!!!!!!!
Miranda Brito Inacio Mandlate new BB OS looked cool until i saw ubuntu...
Ken Hoey Ubuntu
Ryan Elkins Honestly impressed with windows
Jp Garmay Jolla and Ubuntu FTW!!!! but still Android rocks! for now :)
George Millhouse BB10??? lol lets not kid ourselves BB is dead. very dead
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 Ubuntu..
Perro Rosello Windows Phone
Yasir Sohail Not interested in any of them.
Aaron Makeham Windows Phone of course. Is there even a question?
Anthony Evans Jr till we actually see them in action who really knows?




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