OS is short for operating system, it is the software that the phone uses to operate its core functions. The two most common ones are Android and iOs (iPhone’s OS), but there are others such as Windows 10 mobile and BlackBerry 10 which surprisingly still exist.
Right off the bat I am going to eliminate both Windows mobile and Blackberry.
This is not to say that there are no trading platforms on Windows and Blackberry, but the choices are limited, and trading from these devices is not easy.
The dying market share of both these OS’s means Forex brokers and charting providers do not support them. If you have one of those OS’s then it is time to get something new for trading.
So it all comes down to Android vs. iPhone.
2017 saw iPhone catch up to Android so that in 2018, both operating systems were neck and neck. In 2019, the competition is still close.
Last year, we saw an app launch for TradingView on iOs which helped close the gap between iOs and Android.
However, in 2019 we now have a dedicated Android app for TradingView which levels out the playing field once more.
It is fair to say that in 2019 both Android and iPhone are great OS’s for trading Forex.