Gone but not forgotten: a brief history of failed smartphone operating systems

We’ve taken some time to compile a short list of the most notable unsuccessful mobile platforms to celebrate the things they did right, despite their ultimate failure...
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56. BlackSheep_Al

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 29, 2016

Nokia N900 Maemo..

58. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

The kicker with WebOS was it actually was a brilliant OS, it was just too far ahead of it's time and no hardware could run it. WebOS is now being used for LG Smart TVs.

61. mark_stephen86

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 06, 2017

I think this happens because of the reason, that testing has no been carried out at the time of these version release.

63. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

They all share the same problem : lack of apps.

64. Joms_US

Posts: 200; Member since: Oct 02, 2016

iOS is an epic fail, why don't you include it? Closed retarded ecosystem, crippled features on overprice device. =D

66. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Really glad WP/W10/UPCOMING WOA Died such a horrible death!

67. JayBEE

Posts: 180; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

It's sad that MeeGo was sabotaged by Micro$oft. It was by far the best of the so-called smartphone OS's.

68. trqster

Posts: 176; Member since: May 17, 2013

Windows 10 Mobile is only (barely) alive because of MS gigantic funding behind it, otherwise it'd be long buried by now... Take it as it is, no matter how unfortunate it is (love windows mobile os).

73. OLDek

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Sailfish is still alive. Iijoki is now avalable as early access if you don't know
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