Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Dec 2011 20:11 UTC
Google Once upon a time, in a land, far, far away, there were two mobile operating systems. One of them was designed for mobile from the ground up; the other was trying really hard to copy its older, desktop brother. One was limited in functionality, inflexible and lacked multitasking, but was very efficient, fast, and easy to use. The other had everything and the kitchen sink, was very flexible and could multitask, but had a steep learning curve, was inconsistent, and not particularly pretty.
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Is Android the same as Windows Mobile?
by Machster on Tue 20th Dec 2011 16:46 UTC
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Having never had an [ugly] Windows Mobile device I can not say Android is this generations' version of it. But having used a Sharp Zaurus, it sounds to me more like that one. The Zaurus was way ahead of its time but never took hold. It also had many different ROMs available, none of which were satisfactory to me.

In the end the Zaurus was a good exercise in learning Linux but ultimately not as satisfying as any Palm in doing what they were designed to do: being a PDA. Having different ROMs to play with is nice in itself but tinkering can become a huge waste of time, and, in the case of the Zaurus, none were particularly better than the default.

As it is right now, I am happy with my WP7. It seems to me a generation beyond what iOS and Android currently has to offer.

Edited 2011-12-20 17:01 UTC

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