Before 5 years, we were only aware about Windows XP and other flavors of OS, which are used in computer. But at present, the scenario is changed. Most of the electronics and technology companies are concentrating on mobile phone industry. This industry is facing extreme hard competition. And the key part in these all mobile is it's OS, operating system.
This trend started when Apple entered in mobile phone industry with iPhone and introduced their proprietary OS called as iOS. It was revolutionary. Then Google came into the game with Android OS. In quick span of time, Android become hit and conquered worldwide OS market by featuring in Samsung, Sony, HTC like mobile phones. So now at present scenario where each OS stands in competition? We will compare them.
Right now, the latest versions are Android is 4.4 Kitkat, iOS and Windows Mobile 8. Let's compare them.
|iOS7, Android Kitkat & Windows Phone screens|
Apple introduced iOS7 recently and in this version they totally changed their overall look of the interface. It is now more 2 dimensional and clean. Apple says that they used concept of simplicity in new iOS7. Overall it is very user friendly and clean interface.
We all know user interface of Android and the current version 4.4 Kitkat is also very similar to its predecessors. It has multiple home screen, inclusion of Google Now, feature rich built in apps, everything this Android 4.4 have. People call Android interface old but I must say that it is the easiest interface currently any mobile phone having.
Now be ready for a surprise, because Windows Mobile 8 OS interface is best interface according to me. The inclusion of "LiveTiles" gets maximum point for this. It provides you maximum information in quick time.
Overall all of the three OS have very good interface. In iOS & Windows OS, you only get limited customization. But for Android you can apply maximum tweaks.
iOS top this list with more then 6,50,000 applications. They also offer apps for iPads.
Android Play Store have 6,00,000 apps and those apps can also be used on android tablets.
Windows phone currently offers significantly low apps around 1,00,000 apps on their Windows Store. And still, they don't offer any app for tablets.
iOS7 came with significant changes in camera app with more photo effects, live picture filter., etc. It is a sophisticated camera app provided in iOS7.
Android camera app has maximum flavors. Because Samsung has their different camera app, HTC offers their own customized app and same for others like Sony,Huawei, LG. They all gave a different look to camera app and included many innovative features. Like 360 Panorama, smile shutter, Burst mode.,etc.
Windows OS is relatively new and so their camera app is cleaner and easy with minimum on screen setting. But you can take more natural photographs and even use a separate camera app by putting in default mode.
|Android Kitkat & iOS7 notification bar|
This is very key part of any OS. Because control panel or if you call it notification bar is feature which will get your most of attention when you are using it.
Android have large experience in terms of notification panel. You can access it by swapping down the upper screen of OS. It gives customizations for WiFi, Bluetooth, Profile,. etc. Even all new notifications and events displays on this bar very well.
iOS started their affair with the notification bar in this new iOS7. It also offers same functionalities like Android panel.
Windows Phone do not support any notification center or control panel like Android or iOS. Because their LiveTiles always blinks new notifications separately. But still you may miss this key feature in Windows phone.
In this feature also iOS was not there before introduction of iOS7. But now you can easily switch between apps to achieve multi tasking. This feature is borrowed from Android by iOS because it is very similar to Android.
Android provides this feature from Android 4.0 ICS. You can access this by long pressing Home screen button. You will get a quick window of running apps and can switch among them.
Windows Phone also offers the same kind of multi tasking by long pressing Back button.
Overall, if you look at previous given key points then clearly understand that all of the OS have their own charm and key features. Like on iOS, you can get user friendly environment and cleaner look. Android offers maximum offers and customizations. Wheres, Windows Phone gives a clean and refreshing look by LiveTiles. And each of them has their own drawbacks.
Android have the highest number of users, but most of them are using old versions like 2.2 & 2.3. Windows is relatively new and having very less users. iOS7 looks one step ahead if you look at overall scenario. Because it offers everything which you want and more importantly, they have maximum users who are running on their latest iOS7. So, its on you and your personal choice that which OS based phone you have to buy. And please give your precious suggestions to me in the comment box below. I am always trying to improve my article for your suggestions.