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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re. drag & drop being a 'major feature'
by Dryhte on Tue 20th Dec 2011 08:17 UTC
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While I understand where you're coming from, there's no way that drag & drop can be considered a major feature of android ;)

The lack of drag & drop, however, can be considered _the_ major drawback of iOS and it is the main reason why I've never, ever, considered buying an iDevice ever since my dad bought an iPod (generation 1) and I bought an iRiver harddisk music player...

All my mp3 players since than have been UMS enabled and I would have considered a smartphone that wasn't, a step back in evolution.

I don't know about WP7 (I guess it's also UMS/MTP), but to my knowledge iOS is the only one which still clings desperately to its proprietary software...

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I agree - I would be hard pushed to buy a phone or MP3 player that didn't support mass storage, and I was very disappointed that Nikon dropped mass storage support on some of their SLR cameras. They still have PTP but that's not quite as useful.

As for phones, I like the Symbian system: connect USB to the phone and you get 4 options: Mass Storage, PTP, PC Suite (for their proprietary software) and tether. Nice!

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