Android 4.1 Jelly Bean vs iOS 6 vs Windows Phone 8 get compared again

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean vs iOS 6 vs Windows Phone 8 get compared again
After the announcement of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Redmond Pie updated their tabulated comparison of the major players mobile OS versions that were announced last month. We did a comparison of those three recently as well, from a slightly different angle, focusing on the hardware support and UI capabilities.

It is a pretty neat way to see who supports (or doesn't) what, and by the looks of it, Android seems to be the most feature-laden and flexible from all the latest mobile OS iterations. Some areas where it needs apps to do the task compared to the others still exist, of course, yet with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean the little green robot seems to have grown up to a teen Terminator. 

Greg Sullivan, the Windows Phone 8 PM, said in an interview recently that we haven't yet seen all the consumer-oriented features of Microsoft's newest mobile OS iteration, since it was announced at a developers event, which focused on the stuff under the hood mostly, so the WP8 list of features might very well be expanded by the time it hits the shelves. Is there anything you'd add or argue about in the comparison below?

source: RedmondPie






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75 Comments

1. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Looks like every OS has its own advantages and Disadvantages... but I would still stick to Android and would definitely get a WP 8 Device when they are released!! with all the new additions, WP 8 will be quite good!

4. iWorld

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Android is definitely going to steal most of the features from iOS 6.0 and WP8 in the next release. Hence Android Rocks LOL.......

6. 12Danny12

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Honestly ms and apple would sue google then. And ms would basically twice as much to pay for android making phones

12. 12Danny12

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Especially smalll OEMs

19. Jericho unregistered

''Android is definitely going to steal most of the features from iOS 6.0 and WP8 in the next release.'' yes, they are going to steal the ideas but android has always(well mostly) about quantity and not quality. ''Honestly ms and apple would sue google'' well microsoft wont sue em because they don't want to ban their phones microsoft earns on android. And microsoft have xbox live gaming so lets see how google steals that. M ready to get some heat.

69. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"well microsoft wont sue em because they don't want to ban their phones microsoft earns on android." That's the exact reason Microsoft WOULD sue them: instead of requesting a ban, Microsoft would simply charge them even more per phone for every patent and make more money.

54. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

what features on iOS6? I mean android cant steal what they already have

63. rahillio

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

75. mr_kuntri

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

That was the worse review ever ---- gtfoh!

68. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'd hate to trade in my Evo 4G LTE so soon for a WP8 handset, but we'll see... I feel like Windows is going to hit a real home run with their newest mobile OS, and I've been ingrained in the Xbox and Windows ecosystem far longer than I have been in Google's.

2. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

aaa no screenshot for wp8?! =(

5. 12Danny12

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Most likely there would be screenshot

32. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

probably an app would come out for that

3. iWorld

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Why RIM 10.0 is not in the list?

15. digitalw

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

The same reason why Wymbian is not on the list. Even he has mosto of the features..Actaullay all of them.

36. easymomo

Posts: 91; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

LOL LOL

48. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

because they are not hot topics and getting old

7. 12Danny12

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

For the wireless backup. There would likely be a backup system. Becuase windows 8 has it. So it would likely come to wp8

8. kunyuk

Posts: 56; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

What the... No Bluetooth, usb mass storage, usb on the go and tv out comparison

11. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

obviously.. you can only compare what can be compared.. Those things are out of the league for one particular OS, hence omitted..

62. amish1512

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

this are the hardware features not OS features so....

9. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Unfortunately this kind of table is useless for comparison of complex and dynamic nobile OS systems. Maybe relevant in the era of Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 5-6 years ago. Wii seem to be the weakest but it racked up the most sales when released. PS3 was the one with the most impressive hardware and fan base but the sales were disappointing.

10. modernkoro

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

Widgets do exist in WP8. Because "Live Tiles = icon + widget + notification"

14. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

^This

13. 12Danny12

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

I really think that wp8 is now more of a mix between android and iOS becuase the features, specs, apps amount coming soon, but one advantage is enterprise and games for windows phone

16. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

What the hell? Some of the features it says Android hasn't got ARE available. To encrypt device just go on Settings > Security > Encryption. Offline pages are available on the stock browser as well...

18. 12Danny12

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

I think it's talking out of the box. Not sure it's out of the box

24. spoks

Posts: 46; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

are "settings" and "STOCK browsers" not out of the box? are you purchasing your "settings" somewhere so that you can have it?hahaha

26. 12Danny12

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

don't be such a retard. I don't know I haven't used my android in while.

37. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

If you get a recent Motorola Android phone then yes it has all those security features that business users rely on. Not sure about the offline web pages as I have never sought out to use it.

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