Smartphone Operating Systems

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Smartphone Operating Systems by Mind Map: Smartphone Operating Systems

1. iOS/ iPhone

1.1. Pros:

1.1.1. The iOS is easy to use, the intuitive nature of the iOS operating system means that even novice tech users should have no problem jumping right in and using their Apple device

1.1.2. The features. Apple claims that their products can do anything, and with the plethora of features available on the idevices as well as the largest app store currently on the market, this is no false claim. With the new release of iOS5 the amazing features that Aplple products boast will be even more impressive.

1.2. Cons:

1.2.1. No Flash support. If you buy an Apple product you run the risk of not being able to view your favorite web site. Although there are third party Apps that allow Apple Ipads and Iphones to support Flash, they are sometimes clunky and inefficient and can eat up processing power.

1.2.2. Price. Apple products are amongst the most expensive on the market.

2. Android

2.1. Pros:

2.1.1. Supports Flash. Unrestricted Web browsing, the entire internet available on your phone.

2.1.2. Android is an open source platform, making it easier to customize your phone.

2.1.3. Android lets you choose your own carrier and has an app market that rivals Apples

2.1.4. The new version of the Android OS Ice Cream sandwich will soon be released and it looks like it will be awesome.

2.2. Cons

2.2.1. The battery life of Android smartphones are notoriously short.

2.2.2. Due to the open source aspects of the Android OS not all apps will work on all phones.


3. Windows 7 Mobile

3.1. Cons:

3.1.1. Windows 7 Mobile does not support Flash. Some of your favorite websites might not be available on your Windows phone.

3.1.2. Due to its being relatively new to the market, the App market available on windows phone is meager in comparison to the iOS or Android.

3.2. Pros

3.2.1. The inclusion of Microsoft Office hub will allow Windows phone users to use software programs such as Microsoft Word Moblie, Power Point Mobile and Excel Moblie

3.2.2. Do you own an Xbox 360. If so then a Wiindows phone might be for you. The windows phone OS allows gamers to access their Xbox 360 gamer profile via their windows phone.