iOS Alternatives

    iOS is described as 'mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc. and distributed exclusively for Apple hardware. It is the operating system that powers iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch' and is a well-known app in the Backup & Sync category. There are more than 10 alternatives to iOS for a variety of platforms, including Android, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Android Tablet and iPhone. The best alternative is Ubuntu Touch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like iOS are Android (Free, Open Source), LineageOS (Free, Open Source), /e/ (Free, Open Source) and Replicant (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 18, 2021

    1. Tizen is an open source mobile and device operating system based on Linux developed by Samsung and Intel.
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    2. OxygenOS is an Android-based OS developed by OnePlus exclusively for their smartphones.
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    3. alternative, open source version of Fairphone OS, built by Fairphone, that puts transparency and ownership in the spotlight.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Android
      HarmonyOS is a lightweight, compact operating system with powerful functionality, and it will first be used for smart devices like smart watches, smart screens, in-vehicle systems, and smart speakers.
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    4. KaiOS brings smartphone-like functionalities to affordable phones: the KaiStore for apps. Video calls over 4G. Mobile payments through NFC. Even dual-SIM support.
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    5. 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 other devices. Astian OS is completely free and open.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      The major difference between Google's stock Android and OPPO's ColorOS is the latter's additional features.
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    6. webOS is a web-centric and usability-focused software platform for smart devices. The operating system has constantly evolved, passing through its journey from Palm to HP, and most recently to LG Electronics.
    7. iodéOS is an operating system powered by LineageOS and based on the Android mobile platform. iodéOS aims at protecting the user's privacy with a built-in adblocker and by removing Google trackers.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      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 on the Linux kernel and Gecko rendering engine.

      Discontinued

      The project is discontinued.
      See: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Archive/B2G_OS

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