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post #21 of 92
IMO
this is my breakdown of the mobile OS's available

iOS:
closed
optimized
high amount of apps
locked down
simple UI
no hardware choice
lots of accessories

WP7:
smooth
simple UI
relatively locked down
lower amount of apps compared to android and iOS
virtually no hardware variation= not much choice (all WP7 uses single core snapdragon SoCs and 512mb RAM IIRC) (only different selling points so far are AMOLED displays, QWERTY sliders or better LCD's)
not sure about accessory choices though

Android:
Open
Customizable
tweakable
large to no accessories depending on which phone
large hardware variation from single cores to beast dual cores and 512mb RAM to 1GB RAM
covers all tiers from budget to high end
large amount of apps
phone apps can scale to fit most of the time on Honeycomb without pixelization at all


so overall...again IMHO
simple, out of the box users: WP7, iOS and sometimes Android (depending on which phone you get....IMO any HTC sense phone and Galaxy SII are pretty fast and reliable out of the box)
advanced users: Android

this comes from me owning my own android phoen and tablet, tweaking my friend's iphoen and ipad and playing aroudn with WP7 phones for over 1 hour in different stores
post #22 of 92
Indeed, Android is by far the most customisable of the bunch. Though I would call myself advanced as long as computers go, I wouldn't bother skinning and homebrewing on my phone. So I guess I am a casual user. On a side note, the interface is the most comfortable I've tried.
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post #23 of 92
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Indeed, Android is by far the most customisable of the bunch. Though I would call myself advanced as long as computers go, I wouldn't bother skinning and homebrewing on my phone. So I guess I am a casual user. On a side note, the interface is the most comfortable I've tried.
I tend to agree....
besides you can use Launcher7 on android to get the "WP7" look, feel and live tiles

so why bother going for a locked down OS when you can get nearly the same thing that lets you access more power?
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I tend to agree....
besides you can use Launcher7 on android to get the "WP7" look, feel and live tiles

so why bother going for a locked down OS when you can get nearly the same thing..
Well, I like Windows, and I assumed that the communication between my WP7 and my computer would be greater. And it is, zune does a great job. Also, I bought my phone for 220€, which is a steal for 1Ghz CPU and a pretty nice resoloution. (480x800)
Edited by AngeloG. - 7/20/11 at 3:23am
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I stopped caring about WP7 when it's introduction halted the production of Zune HD apps. there are like 10 of them last time I checked.
    
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I hate when people call Android fragmented. -_-

If Android is fragmented what is Windows? There's XP,Vista, and 7. They have different drivers, software requires different versions to run on the different versions of Windows and there's huge hardware differences from netbooks to core i7s with G500series vcards. You never hear anyone crying that Windows is fragmented.
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I hate when people call Android fragmented. -_-

If Android is fragmented what is Windows? There's XP,Vista, and 7. They have different drivers, software requires different versions to run on the different versions of Windows and there's huge hardware differences from netbooks to core i7s with G500series vcards. You never hear anyone crying that Windows is fragmented.
Completely off topic. No one here said that Android is fragmented.
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I hate when people call Android fragmented. -_-

If Android is fragmented what is Windows? There's XP,Vista, and 7. They have different drivers, software requires different versions to run on the different versions of Windows and there's huge hardware differences from netbooks to core i7s with G500series vcards. You never hear anyone crying that Windows is fragmented.
Yes, you do. The issues you just addressed are the primary reasons why many game creators are rushing to consoles. It is much easier to design a game that is being built on specific hardware and software, as opposed to trying to make it run on several different hardware setups with various operating systems. This problem is discussed over and over on this very site even. The difference is so many people have a windows computer there is still plenty incentive for developers to push through these issues and make games for the PC anyway. There aren't nearly as many android phones as there are windows PCs in homes, so the fragmentation tends to hurt the OS a bit more. But yes, to be technical about it, windows IS fragmented
    
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Android seems fine to me maybe i'll switch to a WIN7 phone when my contracts due for renewal.
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Sales numbers only show what the salesmen are able to push. Right now, there are basically no WP7 offerings in the area I live, BlackBerry is only really sold to corporate style people, and Android is even fairly hard to find unless you want some cheap, nasty peice of discount garbage. It's all about iPhones and iPods, because that is what they are selling at the local stores - probably because of the fat profits they will make off of selling people the oddball cables and bits that one needs.

I think if all were offered on some kind of equitable basis, the figures may be different - especially if the hardware wasn't all proprietary, so that one could run whatever OS they want on whatever phone they want - that would make a huge difference in marketing figures in the end...
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