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Mobile OS comparison: Windows Phone 8 vs iOS 6.0 vs Android 4.1

0. phoneArena 20 Jun 2012, 15:19 posted on

Microsoft's Windows Phone was met with rave reviews from day one of its launch back in late 2010, but despite its beautiful and smooth UI it hasn't caught up with users. One way or another, part of the blame for this was some immaturity of the platform - multitasking arrived later...

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posted on 20 Jun 2012, 16:24 2

46. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Im good, i have an Android tablet.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 16:30 2

51. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


you sure? there's no need to hold on to a phone you believe is 3rd best... especially if your profile pic shows your devotion...

i do agree with your views and opinion... its just kinda weird to see someone display what they like and talk like they dislike it in the same breath...

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 16:41 5

54. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Lol, never said i dont like it. I luv my iphone, though it doesnt do much, thats why i got me Galaxy tab 10.1 instead of iPad. W8ing for the Galaxy Note 2, if iPhone 5 is as boring as 4S, I will w8 4 d note.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 17:27 5

69. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Well said, sir. I only hate Apple and their products because of their greed and attempt to sue the competition to death when the competition makes something better than them.
Just wanna put that out there.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:38

10. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I understood from the presentation that WP8 does offer true multitasking, and zengadget is stating the same

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 13:29

184. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


i actually heard that from a few places too… i am not sure if they directly mentioned it in the pres which way there were going

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:39

11. rwrife (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Sep 2009)


You can side load apps on Windows Phone.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:39 8

12. Carlitos (Posts: 520; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Didnt Google announce, that Maps will be updated and support offline maps?

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 13:29

185. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


eventually… right now u can download offline maps, but they do not come already like that

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:42 10

16. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i like both Android 4.0 and WP8 but Android is just so much more useful so i chose it. o:

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 17:31 6

74. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Smaaaaaart Boy.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:42 1

17. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Jailbroken iOS > android 4 > WP8 > WP 7.8 > iOS

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:49 1

21. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Reasons pls? We work with facts here, so can u elaborate?

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 16:09 3

35. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Sure, when you jailbreak an iPhone, you get so much more features. Flash, springboard improvements, it just goes on. Just like android. Wp is a great os, bit it limited just like iOS.
I have an android and I think they are great.

What exactlly do you want me to explain?

Pure stats don't tell you everything. Example: android almost has the same # of apps as iOS, but the actual quality (remember this is my opinion) of iOS apps surpass that of android apps. Compare many gameloft and EA games, along with other apps and you shall see.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 16:45 3

55. SiDroid (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


I've long debated the Android vs jail broken iOS war. I chose Android due to the hardware capabilities, and the increased stability of Android hacking and modding. However, for those who like the hardware and incredibly high quality ecosystem, like yourself, I think jail broken iOS can easily stand its ground against a rooted Android.
And ignore the hating fandroids. We're not all like that.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 17:29 9

70. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


You're still tied to iTunes, the buggiest, laggiest piece of s**t ever made with code from 1996.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 18:09 4

96. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


itunes laggy? in what world??

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 03:01

161. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


It takes forever to convert tracks, rather than just dragin folders u want n dump them into yo iphone, one of the things i hate about iOS, it took me about 5 days (honestly) to load about 1/4 of my music into itunes so i can have them on my iphone, so i gave up.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 19:01

117. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


And what compareable syncing service do you use?

Please, please, please don't say Samsung Kiles.
And you have to play for DoubleTwist, unless there is something else that I am unaware of.

Remember: I am not an iOS fanboy, I just like to have discussion on some of these topics.
I do own an android phone and I am currently using + enjoying it as I type this message to you on my CONFORTABLY SIZED 4.3 in display.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 19:22 1

124. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Whenever I start up iTunes, it takes incredibly long to start up. It also constantly lags and freezes on my computer, and my computer has more than enough to support the program. Kies and DoubleTwist (neither of which I use) are much faster than iTunes anyway. Google Play Music takes a second or two to pull up and streams and downloads to your devices very easily.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 23:10

143. true1984 (Posts: 824; Member since: 23 May 2012)


honestly i love double twist since i never have to hook up my phone to my computer to sync movies and music

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 09:39

171. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Although I completely agree, you have to give iTunes some credit for backing up everything on your iphone.
But anyways, iTunes does take forever to load, I agree. Hopefully google makes a competitive counterpart to get all the people who like itunes.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 10:02

175. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


they did.

Its called Google Music

And android phones sync your contacts, pictures, and music on the net. The first 2 are automatic on the phone and have been for quite some time. You can sync ANYTHING by manually sending it to google Drive if you want.. And NONE of it has to be in a proprietary format like iTunes and Apple crap.
all which is FREE. :)

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 15:59 6

29. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


HOW do you figure. Android is the ultimate in custom ROMS & development. Jailbroken iOS is NOT EVEN CLOSE to Android's root community.

-1 for you panda bear!

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 16:14 5

41. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I'm sorry you don't agree with my opinion.

Do you want a cookie?

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 16:25 3

47. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


With that kind of answer, no wonder panda's are endangered.

Why jailbreak the tiny iPhone just to have it then become an Android device? Why not just root a superior device like a Samsung Galaxy S III or a HTC One X? Shoot you don't even need to root those phones, they do more STOCK than a jailbroken iPhone could ever do.

& no thank you, panda's don't eat cookies they eat bamboo so please offer bamboo instead. If you are trying to be polite that is.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 17:22 1

66. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


the answer to your question because a jailbroken Apple device is an Android with the support from Apple, Apple are well built devices

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 17:27 4

68. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Well built! What a joke. Made with cheap shattering glass.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 17:32 7

76. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


A well built device with easily shattering glass and a screen the size of Mr. Jobs' d**k.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 17:35 4

79. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Hahaha lmfao....

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