Linked by David Adams on Wed 30th Nov 2011 20:18 UTC, submitted by Oren
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless With WebOS out of the picture and the Blackberry Playbook as good as gone as well, we really only have iOS and Android left until Windows 8 comes out. I’ve finally gotten around to getting an Android device myself and spent the last week trying to see if my theoretical knowledge of the system and what I remember from the last Android device I had (which ran 1.6, viewed as ancient in Android land) fits reality. Read on for a full tear down and comparison on the two OSes.
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by Morgan on Thu 1st Dec 2011 12:34 UTC
Morgan
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2005-06-29

While I understand that the article is posted on a website called "Nothing But Tablets", I feel I must point out that Windows Phone 7 deserves mention even though it is restricted to phones right now.

From what I've seen of it on my new phone this past week, it is the most graceful and elegant phone OS I've ever used. I took a blind leap with it after constant frustration from Android and BlackBerry and I have zero regrets. It's the first time I have yet to be frustrated with a smartphone OS after a week's use, and I've used them all, with the exception of WebOS. From Palm Garnet to S60 to iOS to BlackBerry, WinMo to Android to Maemo, I have yet to find something I enjoy using as much as WP7 (though Maemo comes damn close).

If Windows 8 can improve upon WP7, I fail to see how it won't become Android's biggest competitor on touch devices, surpassing even iOS.

And the ultimate irony for me? This is the second time I've greatly enjoyed software from Microsoft, a company I loathe (Windows 7 is awesome!). Just like with Apple, I guess I can live with hating the company while enjoying their products. Call me a hypocrite, I don't care. (And I still won't buy Sony stuff, I guess I hate them the most).

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