Android, iOS, and Windows Phone are the most famous mobile platform in the world right now. It is always interesting to see how’s the competition goes between them. This year, we might able to witness all those three platform compete to become the best since each of them are prepared to release it’s latest version. Google is expected to introduce Jelly Bean at I/O conference later this month. Meanwhile, both Apple and Microsoft are recently announce the arrival of iOS 6 and Windows Phone 8. So, which one of them can be considered as the best platform? Let’s find out the answer, in our comparison.
User Interface. Windows Phone 8 comes out with totally refreshing interface from it’s predecessor. Users are now allowed to resize the tiles without any limitation. Previously, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, only allow you to make the tiles in the single or double standard size. On the other hand, Android 4.0 offer plenty options for customization. You should be able to put up any widget on the home screen and arrange them as you like. not to mention the fact that you’re allowed to create as many home screen as possible, so you don’t have to enter the app drawer anymore. Finally, the iOS 6 comes out with less change. Overall, it’s still look the same with the previous iOS 5 when it comes to interface.
Hardware support. Windows Phone 8 is now support for WXGA and 720p resolution. In other words, the OS is now compatible with such high resolution screen that you already see on such device like Samsung Galaxy Nexus or HTC One X. Microsoft also suggest that the platform is now capable of handling faster processors and expandable storage. On the other hand, Android is manage to handle nearly any kind of resolution. There are some low-end device that even only posses 320×240 resolution. On the other side, iOS 6 is only support for pre-determined resolution since it is only run on iPod, iPhone, and iPad. 960 x 540 is the maximum resolution that can be supported by iOS 6.
Connectivity. Windows Phone 8 is now support for NFC, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and 3G connectivity. The company also manage to demonstrate the use of digital payment system via Chase Quickpay app. In addition, Windows Phone 8 is also packed with Internet Explored 10. It’s still not compatible with Adobe Flash format, but considering the fact that HTML5 is now more preferred, it shouldn’t be any problem. Android is also come towards the right way. You should be able to take advantage from Android Beam feature to take care of your digital payment system. Google is also support the development of web browsing experience by releasing the Beta version of Google Chrome. On the other hand, iOS 6 is still rely on Safari browser to bring the best browsing performance.
Mapping. Windows Phone is not come out with any pre-loaded map apps. Lucky thing that the handset was made by Nokia, which is know for it’s amazing cacheable Drive Map feature. The company noted that they will support the development of Windows Phone 8 in the near future. On the other hand, Android is packed with Google Map. It is recently updated with 3D rendered map that allow you to have an accurate turn-by-turn navigation. On the other hand Apple decided to drop Google Map on iOS6, the company decide to bring it’s own map app on this new platform.
Well, that’s all we can tell you right now guys. If you think that we miss something from our explanation, feel free to contact us via comment box below. We are also welcome any kind of suggestion and critics here.tags: Android 4.0, Apple, Compare, iOS 6, Windows Phone 8