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Android vs. Windows for cell phones?

Asked by JLeslie (60154points) April 18th, 2011

My husband says people don’t really like the windows operating systems for phones, but the salesperson pointed out then it interfaces with your computer well.

I’d love to hear opinions on the matter.

Also, I am seriously considering the Samsung Epic, but it is expensive, any opinions?

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zenvelo's avatar

Why do you need it to interface with your computer so well? But the thing to check is the number of apps available. I believe there are a lot more apps available for Android than for Win 7 for phone.

Is an iPhone out of the question?

J0E's avatar

Android and Windows have fundamentally different approaches. If you go with Android you’re gonna get a a device that resembles a computer more than a phone. If you go with Windows you’re gonna get a device that is designed to put information you want in a place that’s easily accessible so you spend less time on the device. You can’t go wrong with either one, it’s just a matter of what you want to do with the phone.

Cruiser's avatar

I love my Droid and I never imagined having a phone that does a fraction of what that thing does. I just need stronger readers! lol!

JLeslie's avatar

@zenvelo I don’t want an iphone, because I like the real keyboard for texting.

jaytkay's avatar

Windows phones are the Zune of the phone world. Excellent but unpopular.

As an Android user, I accept that there are fewer Android apps than iPhone apps.

A Windows phone is even lower on the totem pole.

Buttonstc's avatar

I wouldn’t necessarily believe any salesperson’s pitch since there is so much better, less biased info available all over the net.

From what I’ve read, Windows phones have a lot of catching up to do. They just can’t hold a candle to Android and iPhone.

There really are no clear-cut advantages to Windows phones. I have yet to read a tech review stating one. And I have read a lot of them lately.

If you don’t want an iPhone, Android is your better choice. Now that my ATT contract is up I’ve been giving serious consideration to the HTC EVO rather than another iPhone.

Based on the reading I’ve done lately, I wouldn’t even consider a Windows phone even if it were included free.

It’s just Bill Gates realizing he underestimated the importance of the potential profits in the smartphone market.

And if the phone goes the way of the abandoned Zune, what do you do then? Your resale value on it drops to zero.

The Android operating system has enough of a track record that it’s obvious it won’t fold.

Well, you wanted opinions. There’s mine :)

jerv's avatar

Like Vista, Windows phones are half-baked. Stick with something popular; something with a proven track record. Something more mature/developed.

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