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Apple iOS 6 vs. Android vs. Windows Phone (Comparison Chart)
PC WORLD ^ | 06/11/2012 | Ginny Mies, Armando, Daniel Ionescu,

Posted on 06/11/2012 6:02:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicked off today with the unveiling of iOS 6 for the iPhone and iPad. Apple is promising over 200 new features in the latest version of its mobile operating system, but only a few of them were highlighted in the keynote.

June is an exciting month for smartphone fanatics as Microsoft is expected to unveil the next generation of Windows Phone at an event next Wednesday, June 20 while Google is expected to reveal its plans for the next version of Android, codenamed "Jellybean."

While some of the features Apple announced today already exist on competing platforms, Apple is putting its own twist on these updates. For example, Siri, Apple's voice-activated virtual assistant, is even smarter now with support for sports, movies, and restaurants. Siri can also directly launch apps, but you still can't control these third-party apps with your voice.

Apple is also breaking up with Google Maps and launching its own Maps application with iOS 6. It includes local business information, Yelp integration, real-time traffic updates, and turn-by-turn navigation. Naturally, Apple has also added Siri integration to maps so you can ask questions along your journey such as, "Are we there yet?" or "Where's the next gas station?" Apple has also added a 3D/fly-over mode to its Maps application, , which shows you detailed 3D models of buildings and landmarks.

These updates certainly give Microsoft and Android something to chew on. While both competing platforms offer voice-command support, those features are crude in comparison to Siri's artificial intelligence and natural dictation. Microsoft's Bing Maps could definitely use a revamp in the next version of Windows Phone as its turn-by-turn directions feature is quite clunky (you must tap your phone at each turn).

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: android; apple; iphone; windowsphone

1 posted on 06/11/2012 6:02:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Hopefully they will do another comparison chart when Windows 8 comes out. Or they should have done the comparison when it was IOS 5, to be really comparable.


2 posted on 06/11/2012 6:07:53 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Amazing how I get along just fine without any of this crap.


3 posted on 06/11/2012 6:19:42 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: SeekAndFind

I would like to hear from someone that has owned both an IPhone and a “similar” Android phone.

I spoke with a girl at a phone store and she said she has both. She said the IPhone and Android operating systems are about the same.

Why are Iphone people so high on Iphones?

Actually there are several phone manufacturers that make phones that run the Android operating system so Android users have a much larger choice of cell phones to choose from.


4 posted on 06/11/2012 6:20:21 PM PDT by greenishness
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To: SeekAndFind
I love google earth. I take my dad on a trip somewhere every time were together. He's really been to Israel a couple times. He loves to reminisce.
5 posted on 06/11/2012 6:20:42 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: SeekAndFind
Just give people more reasons to stare at their damn phones and not look at where they are walking/driving.

Disclaimer:
I use Android because it came with the damn phone.
6 posted on 06/11/2012 6:21:52 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: greenishness
I had a smart phone and the got the new iphone. I love the iphone; maybe because I had an ipad first, so their is not too much difference. I think the Iphone is so much quicker and has so many more apps to choose from. I can let kids play with my iphone. With my old phone it did not take much to lock it up. It locked up all the time.
7 posted on 06/11/2012 6:25:39 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Linda Frances

I saw one of the phones which is made in China.

I didn’t buy it...

Why would I buy something I don’t need, which is made in China?

Just asking. Why?


8 posted on 06/11/2012 6:27:52 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Apple: you may find better, but you’ll never pay more!


9 posted on 06/11/2012 6:27:58 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: greenishness

You are likely to get a much more consistent experience with an iPhone. I have an Android device that was fantastic when it was new. At this point it’s not really a supported device and the newer versions of Android do not run well on it. The flawless operating system I once used is gone and in its place is an operating system that sometimes struggles, thanks to Verizon and Motorola. It is much more challenging to work with multiple device manufacturers and literally hundreds of combinations of hardware whereas Apple has only three devices to work with.


10 posted on 06/11/2012 6:30:43 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Their list has issues..

Chrome is not the only browser with tabs in android. Opera has them.

Android can stream video/audio over 4G something the current Iphone can only dream of doing.

Apple is always slow to pickup on new stuff. But they do seem to make a quality product.

(send from my chromebook ;) )


11 posted on 06/11/2012 6:31:15 PM PDT by cableguymn (If your policies are pushing the economy in to headwinds.. TURN YOUR POLICY AROUND!)
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To: greenishness
Why are Iphone people so high on Iphones?

Because it is a fashion accessory for some...versus how utilitarian it is.

I have owned an iPhone before but the last few iterations have always been Android based, I prefer the flexibility of Android phones with respect to apps and changing things around if I so choose to.

That said I have also been through each generation of iPad and continue to use the latest iteration 'New iPad' as they call it (or iPad 2.5), and love it due to the quicker response and overall slickness versus Android based tablets.

The thing being I use both devices for different purposes, the phone mostly for, well calls, text and e-mails, with occasional web or YouTube watching. The tablet more for reading eBooks or other documents, more web surfing and videos as well as connecting to servers and such via Citrix if I need to work on something remotely.

So I think either OS is suitable for everyday use and it just comes down to what you do with it and preference, but on the phone front as you noted there are better phones that come with Android OSes.
12 posted on 06/11/2012 6:31:15 PM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m still a Droid person. I just got a Droid Razr Maxx and Xyboard and I love them. I am running both Google Music and MotoCast and have a lot more music available (streamed from my PC) than I would even if I tried to sync our massive library with iTunes. I’m about to sync my Google TV with it too so I can have my music throughout the house. The music sync issue used to be a big attraction for most people to iPhones but it isn’t a game changer now.


13 posted on 06/11/2012 6:32:43 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: cableguymn
Android can stream video/audio over 4G something the current Iphone can only dream of doing.

Ridiculous.

14 posted on 06/11/2012 6:42:02 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I love reading all these posts. However, I am an old man. I finally gave in and got a cell phone. Really don’t like it that much because people can find me when I don’t want to be found. It is a bother for someone to call me while I am fishing.

I survived without one for 50 years. I think all the gadgets are great. Just not for me.

I think it is funny that people can not survive without these things.

God, I should have been born 150 years ago!

Blessings, bobo


15 posted on 06/11/2012 6:42:50 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: SeekAndFind
I plan on getting a tablet and I've got it narrowed down to a few android models and the new ipad. I use Sony internet TV, which is an android system. I believe it was just upgraded to the 'Ice Cream Sandwich' version.

Having gotten used to android, I was wondering if I'd have much of an adjustment to make if I went with the ipad. Would I be better off sticking with android, or is there not that much of a difference to let it be a deciding factor?

16 posted on 06/11/2012 6:51:33 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: bobo1
It is a bother for someone to call me while I am fishing

Shoot BoBo you can send a picture of your catch to a buddy right after you reel it in. I have a friend that did this and then promptly dropped his phone in the water. I see your point BoBo

17 posted on 06/11/2012 6:58:55 PM PDT by greenishness
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To: SeekAndFind

So far the iOS has been USELESS for voice commands. USELESS> What an ass-kicking Apple has taken by Android and Windows 7 devices having excellent voice commands when Apple can’t get it right.

Me: “Call Wife Mobile”
iPhone: “Calling Home Home”

Me: “Call Wife Mobile”
iPhone: “Calling 911”

Me: “Call Scott”
iPhone: “Playing Songs by Rush”

The iPhone is a brick when it comes to using voice commands. Simply embarrassingly USELESS.


18 posted on 06/11/2012 7:04:16 PM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: bobo1

They can be life savers. Just turn the phone off when you’re not using it. You’ll have safety and privacy.


19 posted on 06/11/2012 7:05:20 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: bobo1
It is a bother for someone to call me while I am fishing.

Mine has an off button.

You can also download a new program named "Leave the damn phone in the truck".

Both features work flawlessly.

20 posted on 06/11/2012 7:11:27 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: greenishness

I have had iphone, many androids and currently have a windows phone 7. I jailbroke the iphone I had and rooted and hacked every android I had (5 of them). For purposes of full disclosure I currently switch between an HTC Sensation, a Nokia Pureview 808 with the 41 megapixel camera running symbian, and a Dell Venue Pro with Windows Phone 7.

The iPhone offers a seamless user experience that incorporates their media. It is the ecosystem and apps across devices that most people that use if find so great. The iphone tends to stay updated consistently because there are really only a few devices to keep updated. Apps almost always come to iphone first. The user experience is generally very good and the devices are supported well. If I was going back to iphone I would wait for the iphone 5 to come out, it is going to have a bigger screen and I always found the 3.5 a bit small for my fingers.

Android has pluses and minuses. The phone is much more customizable, even if you do not root it. The ecosystem is much more fragmented. Most of the devices do not ever get updated past their present version of Android, although to be fair that is not usually a problem since they will run most apps without problems. You can get an android in almost any size, screen size and price point, although if you go android go with the manufacturer’s flagship as it is the most likely to be stable and get updated. Most androids are skinned by the manufacturer with Sense (HTC), Blur (Motorola) or TouchWiz (Samsung) and that can be good or bad depending on your point of view. It can make the phone easier to use, or bloat it up, make it slow and make updates take a lot longer. The hard core android users generally buy the Google experience phones — The Nexus Devices. Androids integrate with all your google services (gmail, G+, maps, etc)

Windows phone 7 is my current toy and personally I am finding I really like it. It is ultra stable, integrates well with my windows box. It also integrates with my live account, gives me 20gb skydrive and integrates with office and my calendar.

I don’t know if any of that is of any use, but feel free to contact me if you want any other info.


21 posted on 06/11/2012 7:12:12 PM PDT by cyberstoic
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To: Ken H

And just to play the Devil’s advocate, maybe wait until the Windows 8 tablets launch in a few short months. It is supposed to be seamless across the xbox, windows 8, windows 8 tablets and windows phone 8.


22 posted on 06/11/2012 7:15:09 PM PDT by cyberstoic
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To: CodeToad

My windows phone 7 voice commands are easily as good as any android I have owned. It works great for me. Vlingo on my Nokia Pureview on symbian is excellent as well. I don’t have a current iphone to compare it to though.


23 posted on 06/11/2012 7:20:00 PM PDT by cyberstoic
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To: pgyanke

There is a 4G iphone? since when?


24 posted on 06/11/2012 7:37:01 PM PDT by cableguymn (If your policies are pushing the economy in to headwinds.. TURN YOUR POLICY AROUND!)
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To: SeekAndFind
This chart is just a bit Apple-slanted: the writer took a list of iOS/Apple features and compared Android and WP7 offerings to that list. Then the writer missed on multiple points: WP7.5 does have turn-by-turn directions and notifications through live tiles. Though I'm not sure what 'reading list' or 'VIP labels' are.

Time to make a list that includes Live Tiles and Xbox Live integration and a stack of Android features iOS doesn't have.

25 posted on 06/11/2012 7:58:44 PM PDT by DesertSapper (Allen West for VP.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Why? So I can facetime my kids when we are apart.


26 posted on 06/11/2012 8:16:04 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: DesertSapper

It’s definitely slanted towards Apple, while ignoring the latest Android or Windows due out this fall.

I know Windows 8 will support a higher resolution than IOS 6 does and will support a resolution that only falls a bit short on the resolution of only the most pixel density of the highest Androids.


27 posted on 06/11/2012 8:21:41 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: doorgunner69

Preach it brother!


28 posted on 06/11/2012 8:22:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Eaker

You are right about that, but I am old.

Some gadgets just don’t fit into this old man.

Thanks for the laugh! i enjoyed it.

Blessings, Bobo


29 posted on 06/11/2012 8:31:47 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: greenishness

Yea, I did this with a 35mm camera years ago. It is somewhere down in the Mississippi.

Would have been a great picture, too.

No one would have believed it. So I just told them about the loss of the canon.

they wouldn’t have believed the fish story.

Blessings, Bobo


30 posted on 06/11/2012 8:35:17 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: greenishness
I spoke with a girl at a phone store and she said she has both. She said the IPhone and Android operating systems are about the same.

Not for one second.

The QA on Apple apps is 100 times better than for Android apps. The same app will work on an IPhone where it will not for an Android. I have a recent model Android and I'm not impressed with it beyond it's speed at browsing. The IPhone is an older model but rock solid reliable.

Really, the Androids a small PC with all the quirks. The IPhone is a polished machines where the apps are limited by what Apple deems is qualified to appear on their product.

31 posted on 06/11/2012 8:38:08 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Ken H

Actually, that is the only reason I have a cell phone. As long as i can receive calls and make calls, that is about as sophisticated as I can get.

Would you like to train my wife on how to use one?

a task beyond my ability to add or detract.

You got an answer button and one to hangup. beyond that, there is no hope.

Blessings, Bobo


32 posted on 06/11/2012 8:39:31 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: Eaker
"Leave the damn phone in the truck"

I've got that app. You're right, it works perfectly every time!

33 posted on 06/11/2012 8:39:41 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Linda Frances
I have had the same experience as you. Had an android that I thought was awesome. Fiddled with it all the time. Then I got an ipad and it was just so tight and fun that I found myself only using my phone to make and take calls (funny - since I suppose that is the purpose of a phone). When the IT guy at work said he could get me an iphone I jumped at the chance and I completely dig it. Competes with my ipad for attention.

I really did not want to like Apple products. I always thought of them as computers for stupid people and volvo driving vegetarian lesbians. But the ipad won me over and the iphone has kept me there.

I even switched to a MacBook Pro. I like it better than my old dell in every way but one - Excel for Mac sucks and I am an Excel junkie. I have gotten it to work alright but sometimes I wonder if it is worth the hassle.

34 posted on 06/11/2012 9:00:10 PM PDT by shempy (eat a bowl of f***)
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To: shempy
I even switched to a MacBook Pro. I like it better than my old dell in every way but one - Excel for Mac sucks and I am an Excel junkie.

Bootcamp...

35 posted on 06/11/2012 10:35:54 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Friend of mine can’t even imagine getting anything other than an iphone, the idea is ridiculous to him.

He can afford it, he’s a pilot. But for most people it’s crazy how much they pay for the plan and phone


36 posted on 06/11/2012 11:44:54 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: bobo1

;<)

My son gripes constantly that I don’t answer my phone.

I just tell him that if he would quit calling I would quit not answering.


37 posted on 06/12/2012 7:28:51 AM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: cableguymn

iPhone 4S is effectively 4G on AT&T. Note AT&T 4G is not as fast as Verizon 4G. You can research this yourself. AT&T has somewhere in the 12MB download range (max situation) where Verizon has approximately a 20mb download speed (max).

The reason the 4S exists as it does today is because the 4G system Verizon employs required a separate chip to do 4G and there is no room in the phone to put a second chip. The 4G uses a single chip for AT&T 3G and 4G speed.

The iPhone 5 will have a new hybrid chip for Verizon that works both 3G and 4G.


38 posted on 06/12/2012 1:51:20 PM PDT by overdog2
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To: bobo1

You know you can turn off the ringer, or just not answer it. I generally don’t.

I’m getting older too, so I always carry my phone in the woods, never know when I may fall and break a leg, I can even give 911 my exact GPS coordinates. That and I listen to audiobooks on my phone when I’m walking.

My neighbor turned is mower over on himself a few years ago. Apparently he was trapped for hours before he died, he had no way to call for help. I’ve been carrying my phone with me ever since.


39 posted on 07/05/2012 5:22:26 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: dangerdoc

actually, u r right. my children force me to carry a phone now.

i actually never shut it off

it has just taken me years to get used to the idea of carrying one. U know, never had to have 1 before, why should I have 1 now?

Stubborn old fart.

Blessings, bobo


40 posted on 07/08/2012 7:26:36 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: dangerdoc

actually, u r right. my children force me to carry a phone now.

i actually never shut it off

it has just taken me years to get used to the idea of carrying one. U know, never had to have 1 before, why should I have 1 now?

Stubborn old fart.

Blessings, bobo


41 posted on 07/08/2012 7:28:28 AM PDT by bobo1
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