Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jan 2013 21:28 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Ralf Rottmann is CTO and co-founder of the largest mobile application developer in Germany, Grandcentrix. He has more Apple devices than an Apple Store and thinks he's a fanboy - yet, he's switched to the Nexus 4 completely, stating that "the latest version of Android outshines the latest version of iOS in almost every single aspect". This line in particular rings true for me as a Windows Phone 8 and Android user: "whenever I grab my iPhone for testing purposes, iOS feels pretty old, outdated and less user friendly". This will most likely be dismissed as a troll by some, but it has to be said: iOS has become stale, bordering on being outdated, and lacks several crucial pieces of functionality, neatly detailed in Rottman's article. Apple has a lot of catching up to do, or it will be Mac OS all over again.
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Software Compatibility / Base OS
by ze_jerkface on Sun 6th Jan 2013 05:31 UTC
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I agree that iOS seems pretty stale but there are plenty of use cases where the iPhone makes the most sense due to software compatibility. Android still isn't getting a lot of iOS games and there is industry specific software that is built around the iPhone and those industries simply expect you to get an iPhone for work just as they expect you to run Windows for their desktop software.

I prefer Windows Phone overall but Android has really improved and I'm not liking the trend of non-removable batteries in the flagship WP8 phones.

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