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

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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46. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Im good, i have an Android tablet.

51. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 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...

54. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

69. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

10. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

184. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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

11. rwrife

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 25, 2009

You can side load apps on Windows Phone.

12. Carlitos

Posts: 650; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

185. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

74. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Smaaaaaart Boy.

17. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

21. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

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

35. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 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.

55. SiDroid

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 20, 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.

70. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

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

96. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

itunes laggy? in what world??

161. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

117. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 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.

124. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

143. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 2012

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

171. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 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.

175. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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. :)

29. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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!

41. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I'm sorry you don't agree with my opinion. Do you want a cookie?

47. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

66. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

68. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

76. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

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

79. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Hahaha lmfao....
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