The State Of The Mobile OS Universe

Posted Jun 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm in Threads > Opinions

So I just wanted to start a post about the how the new OS’s are shaping up and what you guys think of them. Here’s my opinion~

IOS6
I thought Apple dropped the ball here. Terribly. IOS6 was a huge disappointment to me and to most IOS users.

Maps-A bold move that could backfire on them and I think it just might. Google maps is one of those things that just is. just like you “Google” something, when someone says, “can you find me directions to the hotel?” Google maps is usually the first choice.
Siri-Meh. The voice assistant seems to be the new battle but Siri is just a thing that really serves no purpose, save for driving maybe or while your working out and you dont want to fumble with your phone. However Apple doesn’t market it that way so its just a gimmick.

Facebook intergration-Android has been doing intergration better than any mobile OS. Period. This feature is one of the many “finally” moments for IOS.

Passbook-This feature to me is probably one of the best features from IOS6. It’s useful, convenient, and helpful.

The rest of the features are knick knacks basically. Apple played catch up again this year and showed nothing really compelling.

BB10 remains to be fleshed out but the previews look interesting.

Windows Phone 8 to me is winning (at least until we see what Google is cooking up)
Even though alot of what they announced was more on the technical side, it is still very exciting. I actually found myself contemplating trying a windows phone. The only thing about there announcement was the slap in the face to people who bought current windows phones (i.e Lumia 900) which will not go any higher than 7.8.

I’m very interested in seeing what Google brings out now. The competition is getting a little heated with Apple stagnating and Windows stepping up. Even though BB is still getting stomped on, they are making an effort.

My question is what do you guys think of the announcements so far?