Mobile Competition Part 1: What OS is best for you

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...
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246 Comments

90. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

yea i typed it out and my phone changed it and i'm just now seeing my mistake lol and for the record lightsaber!!!!!

74. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

LMAO@lifesavers

183. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

because even 4 sabers cant match our weapons.

201. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Because they need 4 to keep up with Android ;) And its light sabers...but thats ok, I thought it was lifesavers too once :P

11. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I love Phone Arena! Thank you for clarifying what iOS really is. I'd like a mobile version of Phone Arena or an Android app.

17. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Great article, Michael. I loved the balanced nature and the little winking aside to us kiddies here battling in the flame wars. :) Oh, er, wait, WHAT DO YOU MEAN ANDROID ISN'T THE BEST EVAR?!?! YOU MUST HAVE BEEN CAPTURED AND BRAINWASHED BY DARKSTEVE ON APPLEOKOLIPS! WHAT, NEXT YOU'LL BE ONE OF HIS FURIES?! BAD MICHAEL, BAD! AND THE REST OF YOU IFANBOYS SUCK MORE THAN A BLACK HOLE!!! *rage rage rage*

21. hepresearch unregistered

L... O... L... WHAT DO YOU MEAN SYMBIAN IS LOSING SHARE?! SYMBIAN IS SO AWESME EVRYBDY NEEEDS A NOKIA PHONE CUZ... aw forget it, I give up...

83. snowgator

Posts: 3617; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

ROFL!!! :-D

42. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

darn you.. you beat me to my fandroid rage of teh lolz!!!! Its nice to get a shout out for our contributions... lolol side note, I obviously prefer google, but i do defend any OS against accuracies that i see.. well, exept for that one OS.. oh what was it.. umm.. the one peter loves but doesnt really exist.. um... errr.. lol :)

19. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

Can't believe you give more praise to Bada than Symbian Belle. Oh, that's right...Symbian is in decline...from what share again?

20. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

MS will need to push their OS to everyone. I'm planning to change my symbian and have a plan to buy arc. Once it is enough old i'll buy wp7

22. DMan unregistered

One thing is pretty clear in this article. Who are the blind fanboys. Apple -> 2 Fanboys mentioned Bada -> 1 Fanboy mentioned Android -> 0 Fanboys mentioned

23. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Eh no maybe it's just android fans are so many to be mentioned

25. DMan unregistered

Well, I read a lot of comments here at PhoneArena. You do see one or another Android fanboy here and there. But none in the same level as The Miz who is on every article posting and trolling about Apple. (Taco is much more reasonable lately). That is why when you say Android Fanboy (at least here on phonearena), no one specifically comes to mind.

24. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

sorry about that, edited to call out Sniggly and remixfa, though I could always toss in protozeloz for good measure

26. DMan unregistered

That´s true, forgot about him. But in my opinion Sniggly and remixfa don´t go directly to the real fanboys kind because they actually try to use arguments.

28. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

That's kind of why I left them out at first, because they aren't exactly fanboys, but they are the most fervent defenders of Android, so they get the call.

44. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, i am a defender of logic and accuracy, regardless of platform! It just so happens that we spend so much time arguing against rabbid fanboys from iOS and.... umm.... that one platform that peter keeps telling me is real..... that we end up having to correct inaccurate anti-google statements all day.. >8'P :)

46. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

That's why I love you. Logic, accuracy and rationality FTW!

51. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

naw, hell no, i love it. :)

55. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ha, there goes accuracy, i clicked on the wrong reply!!! lolololol this was actually ment for #49, asking if i wanted to be removed from mention.. doh.

91. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Michael good article overall, but to say remix has logic and accuracy makes you lose credibility. Like bio said he claims t-mobile is faster than VZW lte and also makes outlandish claims about the iPhone on a regular basis. When speaking strictly about android then he's pretty reasonable, but he's definitely a huge fanboy.

229. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Yeah I'm not going to sugar-coat it. It does make you lose credibility because they are very much fanboys. And Michael it makes you look like a fanboy too because you can't see that they are fanboys! lol. I've never seen a writer kiss so much ass in my life! My gawd. Its entertaining and sickening all at the same time. Remixfa, you don't always comment with logic and accuracy. That's bull****, haha. You always inject your negativity whenever anything good about Apple is reported.And I don't want to get into another argument of whether or not the iPhone is a smartphone, but believing so strongly that the iPhone wasn't a smartphone is a perfect example of your fanboyism. Along with the people who review smartphones for a living, I bet even the CEOs of Google, HTC, and your best friend Sammy would say that iPhone is and was a smartphone.

237. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

sure, if you bend the rules of a smartphone and take out most features that other smartphones had when the iphone launched, was it a smartphone. sorry but i dont believe in dumbing down standards to fit more people. If it doesnt have smartphone features, its not a smartphone. And if u actually read anything ive written, i also said android wasnt a smartphone when it launched either... so how does that make me an android fanboy exactly??? you ibots are like the sith.. if your not with you, your against you.. there is no room for actual thinking people, which is why i could never be like you.

49. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

PS, would you prefer I remove your name from the list?

96. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

you defend android against fanboys on Apple articles all day lol. When have you ever defended Apple?

157. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

maybe u should actually read my comments instead of just blindly replying to them. Ive agreed with you probably 4 times this week. I defend any OS against inaccuracies. I dont have a vested interest in any of them as i dont own any stocks. They dont pay me, they dont own me, and they dont control me. Unlike "AHEM" some people, if you actually read through my comments, you will see I'll go after anything I think is inaccurate on any side. its not my fault that your track record is mostly wrong.

50. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It is flattering that you chose to edit a shoutout to us in the article. Thank you, Michael. You are a gentleman and a scholar. Now come over here and stroke my ego some more. ;) *purr purr*

98. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

can you get anymore ***?

100. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Lol, you're such a thug, Taco. You insult me for being a geek, you use a "g..ay" insult...what jock stereotype DON'T you fit in?
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