Which Is Better: Android Or Windows Phone?

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It is always difficult to decide when buying a new smartphone more so when you have lots of options available in the market. To make life bit easier for you we will list how some good things and some bad things about Windows and Android. You can then pick the one that meets your needs.

Best things about Android

In the mobile market and the world over, Android offers unmatched variations in handsets in different price range. You will find a phone that will meet everyone’s budget. You will find the software support for Android is best after iOS. On Google Play you can find numerous apps, music and movies from various sources. It offers you a platform that can be customised as per your needs. It has lots of third part apps and accessories and all of them are compatible with Android. Android offers a level of customisation to both end user and hardware manufacturer. It is an attractive and intuitive operating system just like most of the other operating systems.

Worst things about Android

Having too many options is not always a good thing.

The choice of phones from diverse makers also means that accessories and cases might be mismatched. Since it is open market, the hardware manufacturers do not have to adhere to provide updated version of their handsets. Plus popular brands like Samsung create their own versions of Android.

Hence the quality experienced by each brand will be different. Some Android phones have no access to Google Play. Due to the open market option, some apps are awful and not secure. Right of entry to Google Play is comparatively unrestricted for Android designers, so there is no way for you to know if the app is secure and will not misuse your information.

Best about Windows phone

Windows Phone experience is very similar to iPhone, and BlackBerry compared to Android. The hardware and software is developed by the same developers

Indeed, in the case of Microsoft-owned Nokia phones, the hardware and software is all made by the same people. This way you are assured that when you buy a Windows phone, it will work smoothly. This removes any security based threats as there is only one OS for all its devices. Plus Windows phones are available in different price ranges.

Worst things about Windows phone

Users who have an operating system older than Windows phone older than Windows phone 8 will be updated only to Windows 7.8. Due to this the users will face computability issues with updated apps. Also though the Windows phone work well, they always provide the same features, very similar screen size and camera features. There are very few apps available for Windows phone.

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by techtalks @TechTalks December 12, 2015 12:27 PM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi