Friday, November 11, 2011

Smartphone OS Shootout

Register Hardware has published a compare/contrast review of the four dominant smartphone operating systems.

Edited verdict:

None of the operating systems get it staggeringly wrong. RIM's BlackBerry is starting to look long in the tooth - sometimes I thought I'd slipped back into Windows Mobile - and, like Android, is prosaic rather than pretty.

Undoubtedly, iOS is the most aesthetically pleasing phone OS.

WinPho is the newest OS, so it has some catching up to do to match the others for functionality. But it's getting there. And, for the moment at least, it's pleasantly quick.

Apple's excellent content shops and playback capabilities are sufficient to satisfy anyone unopposed to or disinterested in the walled garden.

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