Giving other operating systems a fair go and your experience with them….

Posted Apr 26, 2012 at 11:14 pm in Threads > Opinions

This being, I assume many of you use Android phones as your primary and not only device(s). I was curious to know how many of you have used other operating systems on a day to day basis (not simply playing with a phone), and what your experience with that OS was.

More importantly, I want to find out what about that Operating system you like and what you don’t and why you feel Android either beats or could take some tips from.

I’ll start.

I personally work for AT&T as a sales rep at one of their stores. I currently use a Galaxy Nexus as my personal phone (aka I pay a monthly bill on it) but also have a Nokia Lumia 900 as my work phone. While I prefer my Galaxy Nexus in everything from applications to web browsing, the only thing I don’t like about it (something I share with the multiple Android phones I own/have owned) is media but more specifically music. While my Nexus is fantastic for videos (youtube) and pictures (picassa), when it comes to music, I feel it is really lacking. Everything from how I get my music on to the device to how I actually listen to it doesn’t feel quite right. While Google Music allows me to stream my collection, I prefer to have a copy on my device and Google simply does not offer that right now.

This is the area where the Lumia 900 (and I’m assuming all Windows Phones) shine. Everything to the actual Music + Video Hub on the phone to the Zune software on my PC works and works well. It is easy to sync up large collections, easy to navigate, and just plain beautiful to view and play music with.

I hope that Google fixes this issue by one day releasing a Music client that actually allows you to easily sync your media collection and not simply puts it into the cloud. Don’t get me wrong, I want them to continue products like Drive and Music but I also want the ability to have my music anywhere and under any conditions, not simply when my internet connection is strong.