Windows Vs. Android
Pitching in – Android is arguably the world’s most sought after mobile phone Operating System. It has tons of apps lined up in its store. Android saw the light in September 2008 when Android released its first commercial version ever since that it’s no looking back for Android. Recently Android released its latest version 4.0.4 also known as Android Kit Kat embarking the largest brand affiliation that Google had with the Nestle. KitKat is Androids latest offering and also the 19 version of the OS. Android has won peoples heart with plethora of apps and the wide presence in the entire price range of the Global cellphone market. Windows had begun its research on mobile computing platform way back in 1990. It released Windows CE in 2000 which made its way into the PDA and Palmtops. Windows Mobile 6 series was an utter failure as it suffered from sluggish and inefficient User Interface. Windows had never struck the chord with the mobile users until recently with the release of Windows 8.It has been evident with the change logs and the fresh looks that Windows want to give a very stiff competition to Android. Its going to be very difficult to form an opinion on which is best but we can guide you through the Pros and Cons of both the Systems which will give you a head start on choosing your phone.
+ The Plus – As we all know Windows Phone 8 offers several new features like the family room, data sense and call filtering. The User Interface extremely well appointed. The menu tiles seem strikingly refreshing as compared to the rather dull icons in the Android platform. The size, color and position of the tiles can be configured according to the user’s usage. The fonts are unusually big and clear yet they retain a classy look.
Windows 8 has a very good temporary file management system which ensures that the phone is not cluttered with temporary files. Windows has X Box console support which means you can not only experience console quality games on your device but also invite your friends for a multiplayer truce on the X Box platform. Vertical menu is fluidic and all the applications can be accessed with a single touch. Windows 8 clutter free look and silky smooth user interface enriches the user experience.
-The Minus – Windows has missed out on many essential things that the Android has got right. Windows 8 has missed out on the control toggles due to which the user has no other options but to go to settings menu every time they want to toggle Bluetooth, Wi-Fi etc. Third party tiles are available but they won’t function efficiently as compared with the direct toggles. The missing app manager restricts the user from viewing and modifying all the files in their storage directory.
Internet Explorer is the only complete browser available other third party browsers are full of glitches and are not much useful. Internet Explorer fails to sync with its PC counterpart and gives scope for only some basic browser based functions. The notification center is missing and the toast notifications don’t function as expected most of the times. Local search opens the Bing window thus not allowing the user to search for anything within the apps, Suppose you want to search for that important text from your friend you will be stuck up scrolling through the thread.
+The Plus – Android has scaled great heights owing to its user friendly interface and its wider footprints extending all over the cellphone price range. Playstore has around 650,000 Apps spread across all categories. Playstore has been a very strong point of Android devices as the users are exposed to a variety of apps. Price region is another strong pillar upholding the Androids user base as phones with Android are available at all price points starting from as little as 5k and extending up to 50k. The App updates are very frequent as compared to Windows.
Android supports a high level of customization with several widgets, live wallpapers and a dynamic home screen. Android is developer friendly and sometimes also referred to as ‘Simplified Linux’. The notification center in Android seamlessly integrates all the notifications in a single place.Android lets the users root their devices and increase its capability. There are some apps in Android which enable the users to send apps via Bluetooth which was unheard of before Android.
-The Minus – Android phones consume more battery primarily due to memory leaks(Apps not closing properly in the background).Playstore doesn’t check the apps for malware and apps that risk the data security before publishing the apps. This has resulted in thousands of unsecure apps being used by the Billions of Android users globally. Android phones tend to lag after using it for some months and needs frequent memory resets. Excluded Exclusivity! You may end up finding your house maid or your driver using the same Android phone as yours as compared to Windows which appeals to only a certain set of people.
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