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View Poll Results: What's the best platform (OS) for smartphones today?
Android 18 60.00%
iOS 7 23.33%
Windows Phone 7 / 8 1 3.33%
Blackberry 3 10.00%
Symbian 0 0%
Meego 1 3.33%
Windows CE Mobile (any version) 0 0%
PalmOS 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-26-2012, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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What, in your opinion, is the best platform for smartphones today?

My vote is Android.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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What, in your opinion, is the best platform for smartphones today?

My vote is Android.
Best for what?

My workplace purchased an iPhone for me and pays for the service completely, so that seems to be the "best" one in my own case. Do I like it better than Android? I can't answer that, because there isn't a simple answer.

Might as well ask which desktop or server OS is the best. That's not a simple question, either, at least in my opinion or experience.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:33 PM
 
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android FTW. i loathe anything apple. havent tried win8. blackberry while keyboard feature is good. screen is waaaayyy to small.

woops didnt see winCE as an option. that's a very special platform for me coz i can hack it easily. like my winCE based GPS.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Depends on what for. Android does the most useful things, but it is unstable. Apple does almost as much and is more stable, but it is very proprietary and the things it does not do are big deals to me. Windows interfaces best with Outloook (and word), but it is built around Bing (disaster). It is supposedly stable but does not do a lot of the things Android will do.

I wish there was a combination of all three. Windows interface with outlook, Apple stability and ease of use, Android versatility and google based system.

I am still waiting for that phone and system to come out.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:53 PM
 
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Depends on what for. Android does the most useful things, but it is unstable. Apple does almost as much and is more stable, but it is very proprietary and the things it does not do are big deals to me. Windows interfaces best with Outloook (and word), but it is built around Bing (disaster). It is supposedly stable but does not do a lot of the things Android will do.

I wish there was a combination of all three. Windows interface with outlook, Apple stability and ease of use, Android versatility and google based system.

I am still waiting for that phone and system to come out.

Hi, please can someone share what is "unstable" about the Android platform? Thanks
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Hi, please can someone share what is "unstable" about the Android platform? Thanks
I have been on Android for over a year and haven't seen anything unstable about it myself.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:06 PM
 
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Hi, please can someone share what is "unstable" about the Android platform? Thanks
Nothing, the person that said it doesn't know what he's talking about.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:20 PM
 
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Nothing, the person that said it doesn't know what he's talking about.
Let's be reasonable here....I think android beats everything by a wide margin. But plenty of people using android get plenty of force closes and random reboots...
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Hi, please can someone share what is "unstable" about the Android platform? Thanks
When my wife updated her Droid2 Global to Gingerbread, the software became unstable for her. There are times I call and the phone doesn't ring, and there are times she'll pick up the phone and her voice is not audible to the person on the other end. She has to reboot the phone to get voice back.

Before the update, the phone was rock solid.

Not sure if the fault lies with Motorola or not, but it's made a horrible impression on her, and to some extent me, even though I know a dozen other Android users with no such issues.

I've not had ANY issues with my iPhone, and I'm a much heavier user than she is. iOS seems to be pretty stable.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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It's fair to say that the Android platform is not as stable as the Apple platform. That sounds worse than it is out of context, however.

Android is an open platform. There's OEMs touching the code and adding crap onto the phones. Unlike Apple, the marketplace is open. This means that anyone can develop apps and if you don't know who developed the app, you could potentially mess with the stability of the system. Of course, this is typically extreme. 99% of the time, the Android platform is stable.
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