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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, 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, 17:29 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, 17:30 5

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


Ahhh... it seems that my original comment was not very clear. Allow me to correct myself.

I meant to say that jailbroken iOS is far better than regular iOS, and that the only thing that makes an iPhone good is the ability to jailbreak. Again, this is my opinion, and I do as you to respect it.

Moving on, I do own an android phone, and I am currently using it to type you this reply.
As you may notice, I did not include rooted/ROMed android in my original comment. If I did, I would place it in the first spot. I guess that wasn't clear.

Anyways, your arguement stating "tiny iphone" is invalid in this conversation. This is a mobile OS article, not relating to the screen size of a phone.
Either way, i ask that you respect my opinion along with all other pandas. So if you do want some bamboo I will provide, just let me know :-D

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....

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 17:38 2

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


Yeah, same difference
The point that I was going for was that an unjailbroken iPhone is not very good.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 17:39 3

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


No it's not. No roms .No set Cpu. No kernels. No voltage control.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 17:44

84. hepresearch (unregistered)


People make fun of the iPhone for 'tiny', and give a total pass to the likes of the Palm Pixi or the HP Veer... which I happened to like at the time they came out for the very reason that they were, in fact, small and pocketable. It never ceases to amaze me how much some folks let their panties get all in a twist over personal opinions... as if they are so offended that I could actually have the gaul to like something that they don't...

hehehe... again, +1 to you, sir...

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 19:55 2

131. hepresearch (unregistered)


occasionally...

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 18:07 1

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


Very well written I understand and agree with all the points you made.

What's you opinion in the tablet world, with almost complete iOS domination? Do you think Windows 8 would turn things around?

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 18:07 4

95. hepresearch (unregistered)


Case in point: the contraction of Linux projects... how many well-established multi-decade-old+ Linux GNU's have we heard about recently that are having to consolidate by merging with other similar projects? Also, Android, while obviously not dying off any time soon if at all, is moving in a direction that is less and less open over time. They are still the most open common mobile project that is still around and not scheduled for end-of-life, but they are slowly (but with increasing speed) moving in the less-open/semi-open direction. Apple's iOS has indeed set the tone, WebOS has indeed died, Symbian is indeed dying in the eye of the common public, and Maemo/Meego, Tizen, bada, Meltemi, and others are either dying or merging like crazy these days, while Windows and Android/Chrome (soon to include Ubuntu as well) have taken some big steps in the direction of iOS/Mac OS X. If you think that open-source is becoming wildly popular or growing like crazy, think again. I am not saying that this is a good thing... I don't like it... but if you are denying this trend, then you are keeping your head under the sand. Goodness, I mean, even Flash is dying soon, and even Java is slowly on its way out! BREW(MP) and html5 seem to be on the way in, instead. And now Apple controls the new nanoSIM standard... whether they are offering these things with open licenses or without need to license or whatever, just look at who we are dealing with here. If you pick up a wild snake, it will generally bite you... if the visiting snake crawling through your back yard unexpectedly speaks and says "Oh, please help me! Please pick me up and get me over your rock wall so I can go elsewhere," do you then happily go over and pick up the wild snake? No, you don't, because you know that it will still bite you, and it will say "Ah yes, you knew what I was and still picked me up, you fool!" Don't let yourself be talked into blindly trusting someone who has previously quite well proven their lack of trustworthiness. As a consumer society, we are already largely under the control of Microsoft, Apple, Qualcomm, Google, Sony, and a few others who are pushing us in the direction of closed ecosystems, and tempting people en-mass away from true open-source. True DIY is becoming a thing of the past.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 18:09 4

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


itunes laggy? in what world??

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 18:10

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


your first and last sentence made no sense in the convo. js

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 18:14 1

101. hepresearch (unregistered)


True, and I have never personally met anyone who has jailbroken their iPhone. You generally don't get an iPhone for the purpose of jailbreaking it, and if you do then you really are a rather crazy rare bird... why someone would buy the "easy" phone and try to do "difficult" with it is, well, hard to imagine.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 18:16 1

102. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


tres interesant!

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 18:21 2

105. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I respect your opinion. We are all entitled. Yes jailbroken iOS might be better than regular iOS but it still pales compared to Android. (Stock Android that is.) My friend had a jailbroken iPhone 4 & he can't do nearly all the things I can with Android.

Also why does "tiny phone" make my comment invalid? iOS can only be seen in 2 sizes. Tiny iPhone & big tablet. Was I not stating the truth or does that hit you below the belt?

Also I was messing with you about the pandas. I would like plant some bamboo in my yard though. Bamboo to me is beautiful even though it grows all crazy like weeds.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 18:21 1

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


Really nice wize comments.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 18:34 1

110. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


You can like whatever you want. It's. Your prerogative. It doesn't make a difference to me. Still it doesn't change the fact the phone is tiny. I mean you like the phone because it's tiny right?

If we were talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note I would have said "the huge Note". I used "tiny" as an adjective. Are you sure you are not the one with the panties twisted? Remember when you point there 3 fingers pointing right back at you.

hehehe... again, +1 to you, sir...

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 18:37

111. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I know. I am trying to make this fun. Thank you for pointing that out.

Really?!?

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 18:41 2

112. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


gallitoking when you root or jailbreak you get no support. You void warranties. Ohh & if falling once & shattering is well built then more power to you. I like my devices to survive falls not shatter. Hey to each is own.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 18:47 2

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


Alrighty, and just to make things clear, I am not an Apple fanboy in any way. I think that their products are overpriced, but sometimes you can't avoid getting them!

Example: iPod touch. It is the only device just like a mobile phone that isn't one. The only competitor is Samsung's -whatever it's called- which just isn't as good.
Same with the ipad. Not really anythingcan compare with the developer support that is on the ipad!

Anyways, that was quite the rant.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 18:55 2

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


What does the cookie monster have to do with this.

All he does is make me hungry for cookies everytime I see him!

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 18:56 2

116. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


My Asus Transformer Prime is an awesome tablet. I can get anything of value on it just as anyone can on a iPad. There is nothing an iPad can do that I can't do on my Prime. My Prime can do things the iPad can't though. I can use microSD & standard SD cards. I can use a laptop dock that is not after market. The USB connectivity is insane. I can connect almost any USB device to the Prime. I can even plug a 500GB hard drive to my tablet. I can mirror my tablet content to an HDTV with a $2.00 cable. I can go & go with this.

I do agree that Apple products are overpriced & definitely not as good as the Android counterpart. I mean 900,000 daily activations is clearly not an accident.

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, 19:09 1

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


My main complaint with my gtab is the lack of developer support. Many times I have to get 3rd party apps.
Almost all developers make their apps exclusively for the ipad, and completly disregard other tabs.

Do you not use many apps?

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 19:18 1

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


Do you happen to know what a paragraph is?

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, 19:47 3

127. remixfa (Posts: 14495; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


oh i just wanna jump in.

the pixi had a keyboard to make up for its tiny screen.. of course the keyboard was tiny too. Good thing they were marketing it to the keebler elfs.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 19:48 2

129. remixfa (Posts: 14495; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the samsung "whatever" is the same as the galaxy just without the phone capabilities, just like an iphone to an ipod. if the samsung phone is top notch, guess what, the samsung media player is.. because its the same device.

/end rant. :)

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 20:20

133. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


OK I will spell it out better. Any app of importance is on BOTH the Apple App Store & in Google Play. There is no app that Apple has that Android doesn't have an equivalent. For example Apple might have a Bugatti but Android has a Ferrari. Both high quality yet do the same but are different in terms of developers. I really hope you get my analogy.

Apple's app lead has been diminished by Android years ago in terms quality & quantity. So I really don't know what you are talking about.

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