Alternatives to iOS for all platforms with any license

  • Android

    Android is an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. It consists of a kernel based on the Linux kernel, with middleware, libraries...

    Free Open Source Android Android Tablet

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    • Has loads of apps and is free and open source and based on linux, unlike iOS you are stuck with apples restrictions. OAKSIF0Feb 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • Ubuntu Touch

    Ubuntu Touch is the Ubuntu operating system for mobile phones originally created by Canonical and now developed by the UBports Community.

    Free Open Source Linux

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    • It's open and free, with a very active community behind the project. The UI is awsome. Mymike00Mar 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Developed by UBPorts community, not under the thumb of a for-profit tech giant like Ios (Apple), Android (Google), or Tizen (Samsung). Under heavy development but already has a viable app ecosystem. Guest • Mar 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Ubuntu Touch has a great user experience. Convergence is what makes it special. joniusMar 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's the best free and independent mobile OS out there. MobileMinionMar 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Privacy, user friendly interface, OTA updates, community driven, convergence, open source, and Linux-based. milkor73Mar 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Is secure and reliable, and a beautiful OS. rubencarneiroMar 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Good low cost hardware readily available. Beautiful and elegant OS that handles all the tasks you need without selling out your personal data. tomoqvMar 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Because the code is out there so you know exactly what actually happens with the data on your phone, ads opposed to iOS. Ubuntu Touch is also beautifully designed. There is no monetary profit structure behind the platform as all code is under some form of General Public License. In other words, the project is owned by everyone. There is an amazing and fast growing support community that is willing to help others with any issue any time of the day. Guest • Mar 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • You are not locked in to what Apple decides to be good for you. Guest • Mar 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • MIUI

    MIUI is a stock and aftermarket firmware for smartphones and tablet computers based on Android. MIUI, developed by Xiaomi, includes various features such as theming...

    Free Android

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  • Sailfish OS

    Mobile-optimized with the flexibility, ubiquity and stability of the Linux core and a cutting edge user experience built with the renowned Qt™ platform.

    Free Self-Hosted

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  • Plasma Mobile

    Plasma Mobile turns your phone into a fully open hacking device, just like a PC. You can join us to start building new mobile experiences now. Key features: Libre...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • B2G OS

    B2G is a community maintained open source operating system for smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and other connected devices. The project was started in 2011 and is based...

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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  • Astian OS

    Astian OS is an operating system that is based on the discontinued Firefox OS, development by Astian Foundation, thus allowing support for mobile devices, TV's, and...

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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  • QtMoko

    QtMoko is debian distribution for Linux based SmartPhones, like Openmoko Freerunner and Goldelico's GTA04 phone. Phone and user interface is based on QT Extendeded...

    Free Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, v58, released in December 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • Fairphone Open

    alternative, open source version of Fairphone OS, built by Fairphone, that puts transparency and ownership in the spotlight.

    Free Open Source Android

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Comment by Satuim
about iOS · Dec 2013 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

How does it keep the iPhone ahead when Android has taken over at this point.


I agree. I will change it.

Thanks :P