08-09-2011, 12:26 PM #1
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4 Reasons Windows Phone 7 Will Beat IPhone and Android CIO.com
Microsoft's expertise with productivity influences even consumer-focused features. Instead of taking an app-based approach, Microsoft built Windows Phone 7 around a task-centric philosophy.
"Android is mimicking the iOS experience, but Microsoft is trying something different," says Winthrop of The Enterprise Mobility Foundation. "The perfect example of their task-focused approach is the People Hub. You not only see contacts, but you can also see what they're doing." People Hub integrates into Facebook, and it will ultimately integrate into other social media, such as Twitter. "There's also an aesthetic difference. Do you want to be constantly swiping between panes, or do you want to access information where it's natural?"
- 08-10-2011, 02:27 PM #3
I don't think that Android is mimicking the iOS experience. It's a totally different feel when using it. I think they copied the icon look, but the OS doesn't copy the experience. Both iOS and Android feel dated compared to WP7 fresh take on the GUI.
08-12-2011, 12:48 PM #6
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I feel WP7 caters to a specific market, but as time goes on that market gets bigger. It's a group of people that want their phone to work. They don't want 7 pages full of app icons, they don't want to carry around a charger all day, they don't want to root the phone and load a custom rom just to make the stuff already on the phone work. Android's newness and blaming issues on said newness is getting old and iOS is boring. lol
As far as actual applications go I've installed two on this thing. Youtube and Bank of America. It has everything else, outlook, office, navigation, weather, and music/video player. Games? I've got like 20-30 but I don't count those as apps since they go under xbox live.
- 08-12-2011, 06:16 PM #8
I think it's going to be difficult for WP7 to catch up to android and iphone. Not saying they won't, but they have a long way to go. It seems like everyone I show mine to thinks it's pretty neat, so maybe once the next generation of phones are released they will be more popular.
- 08-12-2011, 06:23 PM #9
I love my WP phone, but I couldn't disagree more about Android mimicing iOS while WP tries to do different. The live tiles ARE different, but not much. They are still little squares that you poke at to open an app. Taken as a whole, WP and iOS have far more in common than Android and iOS imho.