I completely agree with what the others have said about the smoothness of the OS'. A single core W7P is as smooth as anything out there, I can't wait to see what a dual core W8P is going to be like.
ICS CM7 is running on my Android device now, and I have thought about upgrading it to CM10 to get JB. My problem is that the camera doesn't work too reliably. If I want to get that, I have to go bakc to GB.....
Originally Posted by Ellis
Perhaps I didn't choose the best example (though Draw Something comes to mind - over half a year ago everyone was playing it on iOS and Android, now it's just launched on Windows Phone with exclusivity to Lumia devices for 2 months or something
Overall, though, Windows Phone's app selection is nowhere near as great as Android and just streets away from iOS. Granted, it has been a little while since I've properly used it, but what I found is that some apps just weren't available, some apps were available like-for-like (e.g. official Twitter app) but were just plain worse than the Android and iOS counterparts, some apps were available as an unofficial version which was sometimes good and sometimes terrible (I remember using a just awful Tapatalk alternative), etc. etc.
Now I don't mean to say there aren't any good apps on Windows Phone, but I do just find that once you get beyond the (generally pretty solid) built in apps, your experience starts to go downhill a bit. I doubt I would want to switch away from Android but it would be nice if WP8 would bring a bit more development to the platform.
I would agree with you on the app store for MS...to a point. I remember when I got my Android device a few years ago that they were in the same situation vs Apple as MS is now.
Even then I didn't have a problem finding anything I was interested in (granted that is just me) and with as hard as MS is pushing for app development I can only see them greatly imporving their app store over the forseable futuire.
You are right about the maticulous customization. Android is far and above the best at that. I love how open the platform is for you to be able to do that. Spending $200 on a phone plus being tied into a 2 year contract....I want to be able to do what I want with my phone.
The consumer is in a great position right now, I think. Three great OS' to choose from and BB10 is around the corner. If you haven't looked at that, you owe it to yourself to check out some of the latest teasers about the phone. It really, really looks good. Last I saw, it was slated to have the S4 quad with 2g of RAM. It is basically a Optimus G spec'd phone running blackberry OS, whish is nicely optimized as well.