Windows Mobile Vs Android Vs iPhone, User’s Guide To Choose Smartphone
If you are thinking of getting an smartphone for the the first time then it is quite obvious that, you should have knowledge different mobile platforms available in market. It is very simple to make a choice when there are no other options, but the introduction of Android and Windows Phone has added competition for the leadingiPhone market...
For General information, iPhone is an Apple’s product which runs on iOS. Likewise Android is developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google and its a Linux based Operating platform. Similarly, Windows Phone is the newcomer in smartphone market developed by Microsoft and runs on Mobile Windows OS.
Here, i have categorized these three operating platform into some of the most major interests so it will be easier to choose and understand the differences between them.
1. Device Availability :
Before deciding a smartphone its very wise to do some market research which ultimately answers your the question, “From how many device do i have to choose from ?”
Android being an free freely distributed open source operating platform, it occupies a very wide margin of smartphone. At the beginning there were very few manufacturers (Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG & Sony Ericsson) but today its hard to tell in numbers because most of mobile companies have launched Android products.
In comparison to that, Apple’s iOS is only available on the 11 models of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Whereas the latest competitor Windows Phone currently counts 20 devices.
2. Total Apps Available :
Smartphone without applications installed in it is incomplete in itself, so application availability is another important factor.
Apple’s App Store: 500,000 +
Android Market: 380,000 +
Windows Phone Market place: 43,000+
This figure is changing continuously, since the Android device has a lion’s share of smart phone in market these days. We can assume that Android may gain the first position in upcoming years.
3. Manufacturing Companies and form factor:
Manufacturer and the form factor choice is another factor that needs to be considered according to user’s choice.
Available on three carriers: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint
Form factor: One 3.5-inch screen (on the smaller size by today’s standards)
Companies: Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG, Sony Ericsson, and Acer. But when you add Asus, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Toshiba, and a billion generic or near-generic manufacturers.
Form factor: Available on all carriers, all shapes, all sizes (varies according to manufacturer)