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Mobile Competition Part 1: What OS is best for you

0. phoneArena 23 Sep 2011, 12:31 posted on

Part 1 of 2 covering iOS, Android and the smaller competing platforms, the strengths and weaknesses of each, and why you might choose one over another. Part 2 will focus on the overall competition and its effect on the mobile space...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:26 21

1. box (unregistered)


A well written and objective article. Kudos! I'll actually bookmark this for future reference when I'm telling friends and family to do research.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:46 8

13. Life (unregistered)


WindowsPhone will rule the market one day, they are taking the right steps.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:14 4

33. waitingmuch (unregistered)


but they are taking much time to launch their product.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:29 7

36. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


they are following apple's lead and trying to offer a bit more unity between their pc os and mobile os. they are actually taking it a step further. it really is genius. if they can make pcs look like windows phones and vice versa, everyone on earth will be comfortable with them and know how to use them.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 00:07 1

228. h8stylist (unregistered)


you are putting a bit too much faith in the average pc user. there are people out there that if you tell them to go to the start menu, they will ask "where's that?", and they number far more than most think. try working in tech support or even asking someone in tech support sometime lol.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 23:52

256. chirole (Posts: 18; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


and there are people like big time business people who still requests that their newly bought PC be switched to XP. Even though they have iPads and all so yeah

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 17:48

248. idiotwind13 (Posts: 80; Member since: 29 Dec 2008)


Totally agree, this is pretty much right on all counts. Really good job.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 08:10

264. scape (unregistered)


well written, except for the grammatical errors...

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:26 12

2. Problacklist.One (Posts: 15; Member since: 01 Dec 2010)


The Fact That Android Is Growing Everyday and More Stuff you can Do Without Rooting it While For iPhone you have to Jailbreak to Get access to Tethering without paying. Plus iOS 5 is a copy of Android UI just Says it All Anroid Rules iPhone Drools. And You can Do More Customization than an iPhone. Don't get Me Wrong I love apple Products Except iPhone

P.S
Second

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:47 4

14. tekkie79 (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 Dec 2009)


Tethering without paying for the necessary plan is against your terms and agreements. If you want to tether, call your carrier and have the option added.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 12:31 11

58. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Tethering is a feature that is 'built in' to the Android platform. American carriers are soooooo greedy to put up an extra fee just to use it. Its like you already bought a Baconator and still have to pay extra just to eat it. Makes no sense.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 21:45 4

134. bert2662 (unregistered)


Well I think just greedy America carrier charge for tethering. For other countries, tethering is definitely free..

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 10:30

186. Nofan (unregistered)


Then go live there and enjoy worse conditions then you are subjected to here. I think the tradeoffs are much more in the American favor.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 20:11 4

218. donpeppino9 (Posts: 67; Member since: 24 Jan 2010)


what makes you think that living in america gives you the best living conditions? something tells me you are a typical american who is ignorant to anything that is foreign to the us and has never been outside of US borders.

i'm an american, but an open minded one. i've seen many countries. the best place to live is like this OS arguement. it all depends on what you're preferences are.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 12:03

268. jesiboi (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


yes it is.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 17:52

249. idiotwind13 (Posts: 80; Member since: 29 Dec 2008)


The article itself pretty much says exactly what you did as far as Android's advantages over iOS. That is not the point, the point is that many people will prefer one or the other because the things that are pros about one are very important to them and the cons are not. Being a complete fanboy and saying that either one is superior is moronic, every person will have a different preference. That was the entire point of the article, there is no superior OS, only an OS that is superior for your own needs.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:31 13

4. hepresearch (unregistered)


PhoneArena gets a +1 from me for tackling a tough issue with truth and wisdom in the face of the "Fanboy Wars"... Thank you, thank you, thank you!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 12:33 10

59. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


You're welcome! And thanks for reading, and especially for the sharing (we have an awesome engaged community here, but sometimes they forget to share the link).

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:31 6

5. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Peter is Mentioned. LOL

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:33

7. hepresearch (unregistered)


Yes, LOL!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 14:08

71. Mahmoud abaza (unregistered)


I didn't read all the article but when I read your comment I didn't believe and I searched for him by (ctrl+f) LOL

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:41

8. hunted (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


haha peter just at least now know about your bada!!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:51 2

18. PeterBada (unregistered)


LOL peter|fromsweden. He has invested a lot in bad................a!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:42 6

9. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


This is probably the best article on the mobile landscape I've ever read. It expounds on everything I've been trying to tell people here: there is no best device/OS, so quit the pointless bickering and just enjoy your chosen device!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:44 4

10. Alantef (Posts: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


why does "apple" have 4 lifesavers?....

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:48 1

15. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Because it likes to have fresh breath?

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:40 2

38. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I think a better question is why Apple is the Droid and Android is the Jedi knight. Talk about a mixed metaphor!

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 13:34 2

64. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


lifesavers? really?

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 15:37

76. NeXoS (Posts: 288; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Give him a break, he's probably not American. ;)

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 15:59 1

81. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I assumed it was an issue with autocorrect rather than an actual language mistake.

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