Nawaf Alnaji Posted over 3 years ago Roger McNamee: 6 ways to save the internet Actually, the mobile OS war is totally different. iOS is equivalent to Macintosh (closed and integrated), but Android isn't equivalent to neither Windows nor Linux. It has the success of Windows along with the company support, but it's Open source. Android is the closest thing to the mobile equivalent of Windows in the desktop OS war, as they are both fragmented and supported by most hardware companies. But I believe one of the things that make Android better in the mobile war than Windows was in the desktop war is that it's open source. This allows it to have the benefits of Linux, and it also allows each company to have a different Android interface. This saves Android from falling into becoming like Windows computers: almost completely identical.