Connected Magazine

X marks the spot for everything

Elon Musk wants what was Twitter to replace your phone’s operating system, and even your bank. It’s unlikely to happen

The idea, then, is for X to become a so-called ‘super app’ acting as the foundational layer for users’ digital lives, on top of which can be layered an incredible range of services

Most of us don’t really pay much attention to operating systems (OS). Despite decades of pitched battle between Microsoft and Apple, not to mention later entrants including Google, the software layer that lies between the applications we actually use and the underlying hardware has always been something of a niche interest.

True, the technology field is strewn with the corpses of felled operating systems from vendors including Digital Research, Palm, General Magic, IBM, Acorn, Commodore ...