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Mobile Game Design Essentials by David Nolte, Dr. Claudio Scolastici

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Mobile operating systems

  • Android: Android is the open source mobile OS (developed by Google and Open Handset Alliance and released in 2007) that powers smartphones of the last generation. The main manufacturers of such phones are Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG, and Motorola. Android-equipped devices were developed to be the competitors of the Apple iPhone; they share a similar touch interface and the same orientation towards the development of applications made by third party developers to meet any user's need. Apps can be downloaded from an online store called Google Play.
  • iOS: iOS is Apple's mobile OS used on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and AppleTV. Released in 2007, iOS is based on OSX, the operating system running on Mac PCs. Like OSX, it is closed ...

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