Linux has been there since 1991. Even being so stable and now even easier to install and use than ever before, it has not been able to achieve a reputable position as a consumer product.
Thanks to Google, with the introduction of Android operating system, it has finally gained the long awaited respect.
Now most of the smart phones have Linux operating system running.
HTC, Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy S and many other smart phones and tablets are using Android operating system – built on Linux.
HP’s webOS (previously Palm’s webOS) also runs on Linux kernel.
iPhone and iPad use iOS built on Unix operating system, an elder brother of Linux.
BlackBerry PlayBook uses QNX which also is a commercial Unix-like operating system.
This is not all, Mac OSX is also based on Unix.