Лекция: Operating Systems for Mobile Devices

The operating systems we’ve been talking about were designed to run on desktop or laptopcomputers. Mobile devices such as phones,tablet computers, and MP3 players are different from desktop and laptop computers, so they run operating systems that are designed specifically for mobile devices. Examples of mobile operating systems include Apple iOS,Windows Phone, and Google Android. Operating systems for mobile devices generally aren’t as fully featured as those made for desktop and laptop computers, and they aren’t able to run all of the same software. However, you can still do a lot of things with them, like watch movies, browse the Web, manage your calendar, and play games.

Ex. 1. Define the term ‘operating system’.

Ex. 2.Give Russian-English equivalents of the following words and expressions:

current state, драйвер устройства, launch, interrupt, запускать, concurrent, open source, распределять, multi-tasking, загрузка, browse the Web, ядро, multi-reading, быть причиной, recognizing input, многопоточность, interact, прикладная программа, kernel, открытый источник.

Ex. 3. Talking points.

1. What operating system does your computer use? 2. Visit the Microsoft and Apple websites to learn more about each operating system. 3. Search the Internet for articles that compare Windows and Mac OS X. 4. Visit the Ubuntu, Mint, and Fedora websites to learn more about each Linux distribution. 5. f you have a PC and currently use an older version of Windows, such as Windows 7, search for articles comparing Windows 8.1 with Windows 7.


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