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Mobile OS comparison: you picked the best platform (poll results)

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Jun 2012, 01:27

Last week, Microsoft had big news for us - it unveiled the first major redefinition of its Windows Phone platform, bumping up the version number up from 7 to Windows Phone 8…

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 03:32 1

50. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Hi Tyler!!! Or can I call you ty :). Alright fine I will just get too it then:
A) In regards to predicting the future trends in mobile market share a site that has a disproportionate amount of people against an os compared to actuality is pointless.
B) I am not saying those survey's are valid but they prove people on ios are happy so why are they changing os's. Thats relevant.
C) The major change should be in hardware anyway. But I am just pointing out you never know. There always seems to be one more thing with apple.
D) I have and live tiles is radically different then android/ios which have a app based platform. Thats going to be tough for alot of people are used to the home button and tap your app routine.
E) Not true if you look at the PC market operating systems don't seem to fluctuate that often. I think mobile os's seem to fluctuate more because nothing good every came out until ios.
F) Whatever you wan't to call it it affects the survey.
G) You may call it brainwashing but I call it loyalty.
H) I don't think they will converge I think the tablet has its own niche if you ask me.
I) my post was already so long why go on right?

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 07:33

74. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

What ticks people off Bio, is that you are not a blind iPhone user which makes you dangerous. I remember your name is actually from the Bionic, back when it was first announced before it got delayed. You were an excited, Android using poster back then. You chose the iPhone, and enjoy it.

I understand that Apple puts out a dependable, enjoyable device. But, this is a very strong Android community right now among the posters. NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT. To me, it's home. But I am glad there are still iPhone fans and posters. It keeps everyone honest. Or at least amused!!

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 02:25 3

21. wendygarett (unregistered)

Can't trust much on this poll, too much fandroid here :(

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 02:30 1

25. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2287; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

The only thing apple has better is apps!... that's it..that's all... but now with it being easier too devs, too port their apps over too w8's.. w8 will be on top with Android... imo

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 02:37 5

28. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)

WP in second really surprise because still not many people use it. Maybe seeing the voter only 5000 so possible that many wp user come. not many iOS user maybe because they only interesting in music, playgame, sms and phone because thats all they know,.oh wait, also for show off an $1000 phone (the best feature of iphone)

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 03:00 2

38. bansidhar (Posts: 16; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)

forget about apple !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
only 10.5

increase on next iphone release

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 03:06

42. shamataa (Posts: 241; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

No big surprise there.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 03:16

46. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

By the way whr is taco lolz

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 03:16 2

47. thunderising (Posts: 232; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)

Got Android Tablet. So happy there. But for smartphone, WINDOWS PHONE 8!

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 09:38

83. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

haha! i'll have the reverse! android phone and W8 tablet! that's the S**t, man!

iO, what?

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 05:22 1

72. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

considering there is not actual gadget yet - already got a positive response for WP8.. :-)

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 10:09

88. vslayer (Posts: 34; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)

and i think windows 8 is most biggest tech announcements of the year so far that IOS and galaxy S3

coz IOS 6 we cant find somthing new in the OS its more of refinements...in s3 urrrgh....there nothing new ....in windows 8 its more like u breathe a new air..... :)

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 05:25

73. satydesh (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

people want change and want to see how much convert into sells for windows phone 8!!!

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 08:20

78. Leo_MC (Posts: 2703; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)

With ~5-7% of Android users having ICS, it's safe to say this is a compromised poll.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 09:45

84. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

i don't really think so.. with or without ICS (heck, or even without Gingerbread), android will still be better than iOS 6.. not sure about WP8, though, cus that thing is wicked as well.. what can iOS 6 do, really? all those features are already been implemented in GB or even Froyo/Eclair.. the noticeable difference is only with Siri and Apple Map (which is not that brilliant also)..

but yeah, i will still take this with a pinch of salt, this is not the real world representation.. most (based on personal preference) would still choose iOS as the best platform mainly because it is the most popular platform (based on consumer knowledge, etc) but many tech savvy people i'm sure know otherwise..

this is like a "the best platform for phonearena users" poll, really..

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 12:05

95. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Good point most of the android trolls don't even have ICS.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 10:06

86. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

The percentage reflect votes by tech enthusiasts and fans that frequent this site, not by the gullible masses. The millions of average consumers have the final say which OS is the best. Frankly the majority have no clue. They're told what is best for them. So they'll either buy what the reps tell them too or what their friends, family, and celebs have. honestly I believe the iPhobe would be the real winner in a real vote, Android second, and WP last.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 10:10 1

89. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1743; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

What you believe is irrelevant. This was just for fun, don't take it personally your phone of choice lost.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 10:17

90. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Well, I didn't know it was a joke. Lolzz. Figured I'd put my .02$ thought in.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 11:57 4

92. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

No, no, no, you don't get it, the iPhone ITSELF is the joke! I was laughing my ass off when iOS 6 was unveiled. They're losing market share because it is getting STALE and OLD, and do you know what.
I'M GOING TO BUY THE iPHONE 5 ANYWAY. NO BS, I'm actually going to get one, but I'm going to use it as a glorified iPod touch...

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 12:05

94. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

iPhone has been gaining market share worldwide.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 12:04 3

93. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

This survey confirms my theory that Windows phone will take a lot of market share from android. We know this site is full of android trolls who bash Apple every chance they get. There's no surprise iOS lost. What's interesting is all the votes Windows phone got.

My theory is that there's a lot of frustrated android users out there who are looking to switch. They're tired of no security, malware, buggy phones, no sw updates, etc. We're going to see a lot of them leaving for Windows phone.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 12:40 2

100. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1743; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Wishful thinking of an iSh**p You basically said so yourself, this poll has no merit

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 13:32

105. hepresearch (unregistered)

You cannot totally bash a poll, and then, in practically the same breath, use it to justify one of your own arguments. That is just a little rediculous... don't ya think?

Either you accept the poll and use the data to justify a conclusion of yours, or you throw out the entire poll. It is impossible to keep some parts of the poll data, and then pick other parts to totally discard. I worked in science for seven years, and you cannot use any data from a source that you have already rejected... that is considered to be a major issue for one's legitimacy.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 18:58

111. tedkord (Posts: 14151; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

The guy never uses actual logic. Anything that shows Apple in a good light or Android in a bad is automatically true - that's how a blog becomes a study in his mind. Because of that, a poll can be complete bunk because it shows iOS in last place, but completely true because it says WinPhone has a lot of support, and so it could take share from Android.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 11:53

112. hepresearch (unregistered)

I know... but I'm hoping that he at least tries to learn something from somebody, somehow. You'll probably say that's not likely... and you'd be right. It wasn't all that likely that carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and hydrogen would all condense under just the right conditions to form amino acids, either...

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 14:42

106. 12Danny12 (Posts: 20; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)

I really think that Windows phone 8 is a direct alternative to android because it does have alot customization, but less than android(but good for those who want to get things done fast). matches in current specs and it also will have more than 200,000 apps by next year becasue of the porting between wp8 and w8.

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