When considering which type of mobile operating system to get, it is easy to get overwhelmed by all the information out there. You may be looking for which is the most popular, which one offers the easiest functionality, or which one looks the best. Two common systems are the Android Ice Cream Sandwich and the Windows Phone OS. Each operating system offers its unique blend of advantages and disadvantages. The features offered by each operating system are different, and depending on how you use your phone or how much experience you have, you may want to do more research and make a decision based on these factors. Choosing the right phone couldn’t be easier.
But which of these phones will ultimately be the public’s favorite in 2012? This will be decided by many factors. First, let’s take a look at the Windows Phone OS. This operating system runs on Microsoft’s operating system. It syncs well with Microsoft products, including Microsoft Office, as well as Xbox and Zune. Its interface is fairly straightforward, sleek and clean-looking. It has many useful features, including music identification, and has the ability to use voice actions. One of its useful features is barcode scanning, which appeals to many in different areas of business, and allows the ultimate in portability and accessibility. It is available on all carriers, although AT&T carries the widest selection of compatible phones. People who are less comfortable with a new operating system will probably be able to navigate this one fairly easily, as there are only two main screens to go back and forth in. And, as they work to get the number of available apps up, users will have more and more choices on an easy-to-use system. Overall, this is a system that combines functionality and ease of use. It does have a somewhat “urban” style that might turn off some people.
The Android Ice Cream Sandwich uses Google’s mobile operating system, so it is easily compatible with Google, including Google Music, and other Android devices. This is a great choice for people who want to select from a broad range of devices, as it is compatible with ones in every style and at every price point. As a result of this price range, some of the devices are not as high-quality in areas like the camera. Newer users will find it extremely easy to customize, and report that this is generally a very easy to use system. Some of the best features are its GPS capabilities, including turn by turn navigation, and its voice recognition. With over 300,000 apps to choose from, users will be able to find anything they are looking for. One common complaint with the Android operating system is that devices running it often seem to have a shorter battery life than those on other operating systems. But once again, with the number of devices that run this operating system, it is possible to find one that has a longer battery life.
Each operating system has its share of pros and cons. The Windows Phone OS offers ease of use that is unmatched by anything else available on the market, but the Android ICS works on more devices and offers access to Google, as well as more Apps. Consider both and choose the correct system for you. Get hooked up today!
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