Mobile OSes: developer comparison

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Compare the mobile operating systems from a developer viewpoint. iOS vs Android vs BlackBerry OS vs Windows Phone vs Symbian OS vs Bada

AndroidiOSUbuntu TouchBadaBlackBerry OSSymbian OSWindows Phone
Compatible devicesAny non-apple smartphone. Tablets may run desktop Windows, and TVs may run Android.iPhone, iPod (Touch models only), iPadSome Android devicesSamsung Waves 3BlackBerry torch, bold, curve...N8, N9Windows Phone, Nokia lumia 710
Latest version12.0 "Snow Cone"14.7.116.04 OTA-182.0.610Nokia Belle (Symbian^3)10.0.14393.321
Release date2020-09-082021-07-262021-08-142013-02-282013-01-302012-10-022016-10-11
Open sourceYesNoYesNoNoYesNo
SDK platform availability
WindowsYesNo-YesYesYesYes
Mac OSYesYes-No
LinuxYesNoYesNo However, You can still use WineNo You can still use wine howeverYes
Market place
Market nameGoogle PlayApp StoreSamsung AppsBlackBerry App WorldOVI StoreWindows Phone Marketplace
Number of apps3800000+1000000 +3000 (Q1 2011)70 000 +65000 +2400 +
Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_%28operating_system%29http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS_%28Apple%29https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Touchhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bada_%28operating_system%29http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlackBerry_OShttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbian_OShttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Phone
Sideloading SupportYesNoYesNoNoNoYes
Not discontinuedYesYesYes- Discontinued, but still open sourceNoNoNo
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