Best OS for cellphone(smartphones)

Discussion in 'polls' started by ashishtx, Jul 9, 2008.

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which cellphone OS has the best potential?

  1. Symbian

    21 vote(s)
    17.4%
  2. Windows mobile 6.0

    15 vote(s)
    12.4%
  3. Blackberry OS

    13 vote(s)
    10.7%
  4. Google's Android

    47 vote(s)
    38.8%
  5. Iphone OS

    14 vote(s)
    11.6%
  6. Palm OS

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  7. Other OS based on Linux

    9 vote(s)
    7.4%
  1. ashishtx

    ashishtx Registered Member

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    Cellphone OS is getting lot of attention now a days so i thought it would be nice to know what people here prefer.
    My options are
    1) Symbian
    2) Microsoft windows mobile 6.0
    3) Blackberry OS
    4) Palm OS
    5) Iphone OS
    6) Upcoming android ( By google)
    7) Linux based other OS
     
  2. HURST

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    I prefer Win mobile mainly because it's the one my cellphone uses. I feel quite comfortable with it. There are tons of apps out there for it.
    Also, I believe that being a MS OS, it comunicates better with my laptop's OS, but I can't back up that claim, since I have no experience with other OS's.

    I'm willing to try Symbian in the future, maybe my next phone will run under that OS.

    I would also try Android, just to see what it's all about.

    I hate IPhone :p
     
  3. Sjoeii

    Sjoeii Registered Member

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    I use both WM 6 and iPhone OS. I like the iPhone more
     
  4. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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    "Best Potential" for what kind of user? Home user? Business/Corporate?
     
  5. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I just finished reading that Opera is used on a lot of phones also and is being incorporated more all the time.
     
  6. ashishtx

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    I mean overall. Just as windows with its business users grabbed the home user market , mobile os will begin its march from home user.
     
  7. EASTER

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    Nice concept but in my honest opinion too small, a laptop would prove more useful. I had internet access from my portable handset a few years nows but the buzz finally ran dry for me. Oh it was ok to transfer to the net, my pc, and email with it which i can still do, but theres just not the componantry like a laptop which by the way you can tether your handset to it for internet or go WiFi and the like.

    EASTER
     
  8. ashishtx

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    NOw that Android is officialy released, what are your opinions?
     
  9. ashishtx

    ashishtx Registered Member

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    With updates to cellphone(smartphone) OSes, does anyone have some cents to offer?
     
  10. vijayind

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    In my biased developer opinion, Win Family is best since I work on it.

    Android seems interesting, but not much documentation available to give a good statement. Same with Palm WebOS.

    Any platform that allows app multitasking and good docs/dev support, is the best in my book.
     
  11. YeOldeStonecat

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    Hard to say, depends what features each user is interested in...so it's a different answer for many people.

    Plus...in a few months we'll be seeing a whole new generation, which we're starting to already...but still waiting for Palm and Blackberry.

    For me it's a close tie between Windows and Blackberry, and marrying with MS Exchange Server for myself and for my clients. Since e-mail and texting are what's important to me..so it's really more about having a usable keyboard (qwerty). Real qwerty....so far I've developed a dislike for that iPhone/Storm touchkey screen.
    Moto Q and Blackberry Curve are my choices.

    I have zero interest in audio, movies, web surfing, camera, wireless.
     
  12. catnotspam

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    well mabe i will try Iphone os and see what is all the fuzz about it
    and mabe WM 7 (upcomeing)
     
  13. ashishtx

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    With new windows mobile os, Android, Iphone OS 3.0 , and palm Webos coming or already out, is symbian getting behind or doing fine?
     
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    IPhone OS is the most versatile and has the most potential IMO.
     
  15. ashishtx

    ashishtx Registered Member

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    I need some more votes for this poll :)
     
  16. funkydude

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    The new windows mobile is nice, symbian is cool also. :)
     
  17. Ed_H

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    I am using a BlackBerry as it fits my needs best at the moment. Lots of business productivity apps are available to help with calendar, project management, etc. It is not so good with web browsing but then again the screen is so small there are only a few sites I look at regularly.

    Palm's new WebOS is very nice and has tremendous potential IMO but there are very few business type apps available now.
     
  18. ashishtx

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    I think the competition has heated like never before(Another round for votes). :)
     
  19. Noob

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    Wow, thread resurrection!! :D

    Symbian is in a downfall now.
    They should've pushed harder when they were on top. :)
     
  20. xandros

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    i only try blackberry
    and i feel its good but the quality of blackberry bad very bad
     
  21. Noob

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    Blackberry OS is very sluggish IMO, for such expensive phones they are a total RIPOFF (Not to say some stronger words) :rolleyes:

    Also, for their prices the hardware of blackberries are very very slow.

    All my observations are based on more than 50 friends (Yeah, Blackberry is like the current trend where i live) :D

    BTW, it's just all personal opinion so don't take it personal ;)
     
  22. farmerlee

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    When it comes to cellphones i'm a symbian man. I've been using nokia phones for the last decade and i'm quite content. I always hear people talking about how outdated it is, or how clunky it is yet i find it does everything i need and it does the job well.

    I briefly had an HTC wildfire a few months ago and didn't find android appealing at all. It ended up annoying me too much so i sold it and went back to nokia.

    I also have an ipad and i do find iOS to very fun to use. Everything flows nicely and the experience is great overall. I just don't like how strict apple has made things.

    One thing i am patiently waiting for is Meego, it'll be interesting to see how it performs and how nokia adapts it to its phones.
     
  23. acr1965

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    It's probably time for a new poll on this issue as this poll is kinda outdated.
     
  24. Sherlock_Holmes

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    Android coz i use android :D
     
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    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    +1. :thumb:
    Things change rapidly when it comes to cell phones...