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    Default Which is better Android or Windows mobile phone

    I currently have a Samsung phone which as you must all know runs on Android. I am thinking that my next phone should be a Nokia Lumia which runs on a Windows operating system, but the only problem is I do not know which is better as I have only used Android based mobile phones. I need help from someone who either knows or has used both the operating systems. I would grateful if pros and cons of each operating system would be listed.

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    What is it that you want from a mobile phone? If you are not going to use it as a gun then either of them having the ability of shooting a .22 bullet is useless for you. Think in terms of what you want not what they provide.

    Windows mobile and Android they are both good operating systems. Pick the one that is most useful to "you"

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    Android based phones are more user friendly and also there are more apps available in Android as compared to Windows mobile.

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    In layman's term, both are good OS, it depends on the taste of the user.

    In developer point of view, Go for Android, you can unlock bootloader, root the device, customise the OS, improve the performance, the way you want. Open-ness is the one prime reason why no sane person gets bored of Android (Google - CyanogenMod & XDA-developers). And yes, Android is not laggy & slow, it's Samsung's launcher called TouchWiz which is one big bloat! Try Stock Android (AOSP) OS. Motorola, Xolo, Micromaxx & Google's Nexus ships it with Stock Android, which is pretty fast & responsive.

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    Is it true that in Windows mobile phones not all applications are available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preeti_20 View Post
    Is it true that in Windows mobile phones not all applications are available?
    Windows has 2,00,000 apps while Google have above 1 million. Well those are just stats.
    I am pretty sure that all necessary apps are available in Windows Phone Store. But they'll never be able to compete with the number game alongwith Android or iOS, that's for sure.
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    I think Android is much better, like Abhishek Rawal has mentioned there is more availability of applications on Android and also Android is user friendly. But to be honest its a personal opinion and to know which is better you need to have used used both the operating systems to determine which one is better.

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    I have used an Android phone but not a Windows phone, exactly how does the Windows phone differ from the Android phone?

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    Android phone user friendly and it's much better than window phone. All users prefer to buy android phones not window.

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    I researched all the major platforms before deciding on my NEC Terrain about a year back. The major complaint I saw about the Windows platform was lack of apps. I didn't care about this at all and had a different set of criteria for my phone, but for others this could be a major issue.

    For the record, Android and iOS are the major (40%+) platforms in the US. Half the stuff here in India is stuff that never even got to the states. Nokia and Motorola have less than a 20% stake in the US market even though their products are quite nice.

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    Adroind is a better choice for the above mentioned advantages and above that the simplicity. i don't have much experience with windows phones but i had a hard time operating a windows phone. i believe microsoft should stay in their lane and make computer software and google make Adroind software for phones.

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    I think both android and windows based phones have the same functionality on a broader view. But in case of Android you can get a lot of models to choose from. In the case of Windows the hardware and software are being produced by the same people. So, we can be sure that it can gel together well. Android is more rich in media and variety of applications and that is why they are enjoying a lion's share in the mobile market. So, in conclusion my vote is for Android phones.

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    Hi @sal,
    I have been using an android phone since a long time and I didn't face any major problem till date. To be honest, I have never used a windows phone but I think if you're a mobile geek, an android phone would be much better for you. Android is much more exploreable than windows and even iOS because of its open source project. You can root your android phone, tweak your CPU, install a custom ROM of your choice and do much more things, which sadly isn't possible with windows or iOS.

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    Personally I don't think there's any comparison between a Windows and an Android device, with Android coming out the clear winner.

    You only have to take a look and compare the app stores of the two respective devices to see which as the more features.

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    I never tried using a Windows based mobile because I am hooked with Android. Obviously, I must refer Android rather than Windows because its a user friendly OS compared to Windows. Another thing is, switching from different OS I think, will only cause confusion. In the end, switching back to the previous thing you are used to will be decided.

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    The popularity of a device or OS us often a clue as to how good they are, and while Windows phones do sell quite well, compared to iOS and Android, it's just a drop in the ocean.

    Windows devices seem to be more of a niche market, and there's only a few people that actually like them.

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    If you just want to use the phone for calling purpose, clicking some snaps and listening songs - well, any phone will do. If you feel more comfortable with windows 8 on laptop, it'd be good, for user interface, to use the windows phone bu then it does have all the annoying windows quirks. You are already using Android, so you know how it is. If you want a one line of advice - I'll personally use iOS or android, but that's my personal preference.

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    Android is any day better than windows in many aspects. First of all, there are huge number of apps available for android and the number is daily increasing. Windows phone are too boring and are made for business class people, whereas, android is a lot of fun to use. You can use launchers, play a variety of games and even install a custom ROM. No such thing is available in windows phones and that's why, windows phone seem boring to me.

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    I'm inclined to agree and while I'm not sure that boring is the word, they do seem to a safer option and the people that use Windows I'd say are maybe a little more set in their ways.

    Maybe that's because they are totally different to what else is on the market, and while a person who is used to iOS can eventually get used to android, it seems that Windows users struggle to come to terms more when it comes to using other platforms.

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    I think that android is the best operating system is the world. Samusng is the most famous company. Android Lollipop is the latest OS released from Google. Android 5.1.1 is very stable, good and it has a lot of features.

    I am using android 5.1.1 and I can say that Google has done a great job.

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    @Mihailo Pardon me, but I feel that Android 5.1.1 is the worst Android version I have ever experienced. After updating my phone to lollipop, it started giving me pains. My phone's battery started draining too fast, RAM optimisation became poor, many apps started to crash and there were many bugs as well. I think Kitkat was a much better version than lollipop in terms of all the above mentioned problems. Finally, I have downgraded my phone to Kitkat once again, and I'm quite happy with it. Waiting for the Marshmallow update now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by waqsi View Post
    @Mihailo Pardon me, but I feel that Android 5.1.1 is the worst Android version I have ever experienced. After updating my phone to lollipop, it started giving me pains. My phone's battery started draining too fast, RAM optimisation became poor, many apps started to crash and there were many bugs as well. I think Kitkat was a much better version than lollipop in terms of all the above mentioned problems. Finally, I have downgraded my phone to Kitkat once again, and I'm quite happy with it. Waiting for the Marshmallow update now!
    That depends on your mobile company. Sony did a great job. Marshmallow is not big update, I don't think so that the problems will be solved. As I said, that depends on the company.
    I hope they will make Android 7 better No more lags and bad battery life.
    What phone are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by waqsi View Post
    Android is any day better than windows in many aspects. First of all, there are huge number of apps available for android and the number is daily increasing. Windows phone are too boring and are made for business class people, whereas, android is a lot of fun to use. You can use launchers, play a variety of games and even install a custom ROM. No such thing is available in windows phones and that's why, windows phone seem boring to me.
    can you please indicate a few apps that you regularly use on android and that are not available for windows phone?
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    As in the operating system thread, it depends on what you need it for. There is no overall 'best', just the best for whatever the situation calls for.

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    I think the thing is simple. If you have, high computer skills or do you like to put him fiddling with the phone all kinds of things like custom roms, Android is best. If you do not like fiddling with the phone and try new roms and just want a phone that works. Go to Windows Phone. Regardless of the range you want, yes, I catch a Android if I never go to the low end. The high-end Lumia have nothing to envy to the best iPhone or Galaxy.

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    In my opinion, I think Android is better than windows. I choose android because it's more user friendly and you can do a lot with android based operating system type of devices. Windows is making some changes to their operating system, but android operating system will still be the best type operating for phones. I also tried to install the android operating system into my computer and it worked well.

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    Google Android recently showed L, which will be the next major update of the world's most popular mobile system. After several versions maintaining a fairly flat line, the company finally takes a more dramatic turn, especially in the design. In addition to the facelift badly needed, Android promises L also improve the user experience with features such as a drop of improved or new application notices phone. Android is still committed to the versatility and customization, but all with a more sober and streamlined appearance.

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    What gets me about all the phone OSs is that they're getting just as bad and bloated as the desktop OSs. The Palm OS in my Treo 650 was actually easier to use, more intuitive, faster to get to things (no 5 menu level deep options for commonly used things like on Android or endless touchscreening), and just smarter. It was actually faster as well except with text messages. I really miss using the phone--the network just went away here in the US.

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    I don't have much experience with windows phone. However, I consider Android better because andriod marketplace has better apps. Furthermore, we can use windows programs on androids

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    While sometimes picking what's most popular can backfire and you'll find out that you should have bucked the trend, I think in this case with android you have to say that they're the most popular phones these days for a reason, they are the best.

    I think a lot of people pick iOS or Windows just to be different but they are very rarely happy and want to switch back.

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    Devices relatively well finished, with good hardware and highly optimized software that provides fluidity and enviable ease of use. As for the Nokia Lumia 1020, it is clear that despite being polycarbonate finishes are very good and do not feel sleazy phone because they are made with dedication, Nokia pointer terminal where we highlight a camera to available to very few Android phones, if any. The inclusion of dedicated button for the camera is another point that most liked in Andro4all. Almost all Nokia handsets are upgraded to the latest version of Windows Phone, something to keep in mind.

    Without doubt, the best of Windows Phone is its fluidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurtadoluisalex View Post
    Devices relatively well finished, with good hardware and highly optimized software that provides fluidity and enviable ease of use. As for the Nokia Lumia 1020, it is clear that despite being polycarbonate finishes are very good and do not feel sleazy phone because they are made with dedication, Nokia pointer terminal where we highlight a camera to available to very few Android phones, if any. The inclusion of dedicated button for the camera is another point that most liked in Andro4all. Almost all Nokia handsets are upgraded to the latest version of Windows Phone, something to keep in mind.

    Without doubt, the best of Windows Phone is its fluidity.
    Your post sounds like nothing but marketing jibberish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    While sometimes picking what's most popular can backfire and you'll find out that you should have bucked the trend, I think in this case with android you have to say that they're the most popular phones these days for a reason, they are the best.

    I think a lot of people pick iOS or Windows just to be different but they are very rarely happy and want to switch back.
    I am very happy with Windows as a work phone.
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    same here. bought the 640 XL after using an android phone for nearly 3 years, and very happy with it.

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