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PCH: What's your choice smartphone OS choice?

#1runromPosted 8/5/2013 4:21:09 PM
Preferred smartphone OS? - Results (334 votes)
Android
72.75% (243 votes)
243
iOS
18.86% (63 votes)
63
Blackberry
0.9% (3 votes)
3
Windows Mobile
4.49% (15 votes)
15
Symbian
0% (0 votes)
0
No preference
2.99% (10 votes)
10
This poll is now closed.
I like both Apple and Google, but I tend to lean Android.
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#2DerPancakePosted 8/5/2013 4:22:28 PM
Android is the future. Google is the future.
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#3DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/5/2013 4:23:53 PM
Android, because even though some things are a mess, it's still better than dealing with Apple garbage.
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#4Killah PriestPosted 8/5/2013 4:24:06 PM
I had an android and I couldn't stand it.

from what I tried in the stores I really like the windows phones now, the lumina 928 was nice just a bit large.
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#5Orestes417Posted 8/5/2013 4:24:07 PM
Honestly I prefer "dumb" phones. If you held a gun to my head I'd go Android though if only because the hardware tends to be more hackable.
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#6Golden MavenPosted 8/5/2013 4:38:37 PM
If you gave me the choice, I would go for iOS because of the amount of apps for it.
#7Huey_HueyPosted 8/5/2013 4:43:11 PM
Android.

Would really like to try a Windows phone. They're getting a lot of positive feedback, especially from former Android users.
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#8CardigansFanPosted 8/5/2013 4:49:04 PM(edited)
Android. I've had it since 2.1, across various devices, and while it's probably the least-optimized and most-buggy out of the bunch, it's still my favorite. The only thing I dislike is that you're forced to go with a big phone if you want top-of-the-line specs.

I've tried iOS 5, 6, and 7 beta (iPad 2 for 5 and 6, iPhone 5 for 6 and 7) - didn't like any of them for the fact that I had to use iTunes to sync content, convert to proper formats for video, etc...instead of just drag-and-drop. Plus, I've bought so much into Android, it'd suck to re-buy the same apps/games on iOS.

I tried Windows Phone 7 and 8, and while I liked the smooth operation and simplicity, it's still severely lacking in apps (including any sort of payment app like Square).

Haven't had a Blackberry since the 8000's, and having extensively used the Z10 and Q10, the interface is too gesture-based for my liking. I'm sure I could get use to it, but combined with the lack of apps (at least proper ones - there's Android app converters, but they don't work 100%) it's still not the device for me.

Never tried Symbian, and at this point, the only phone I'd consider would be the Pureview 808 for the camera and how relatively cheap the phone is. Maybe the N9 running Meego for how sleek the phone looks as well as the OS.


With my recent purchase of the new Nexus 7, I may consider getting a non-Android phone, maybe the Nokia 1020 for its camera. At the same time, I feel like I'll have my NX1000 with my wherever I'd want to take pictures, and I won't have to sacrifice by not having the apps I want on my phone.
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#9KillerTrufflePosted 8/5/2013 4:49:42 PM
Android, although Google lost some points with me with the Jellybean update (slowed my Razr Maxx down rather than sped it up) and the last Google Maps update, which really destroyed a whole lot of its usefulness for reasons I cannot figure out. :P I uninstalled the update, but it baffles me why they would change some of the things they did.
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#10Golden MavenPosted 8/5/2013 4:50:23 PM
CardigansFan posted...
didn't like any of them for the fact that I had to use iTunes to sync content, convert to proper formats for video, etc...instead of just drag-and-drop.


Well VLC was re-released on the app-store recently. There's your drag-and-drop simplicity.