A few years ago, mobile phones differed massively. You chose a phone for it’s size, functionality, camera and user interface.
Then, on the 7th of January 2007, the iPhone was released and as Apple have told us repeatedly, it changed everything.
Touchscreen devices became the norm and therefore changed the user interface. The introduction of Apps meant that you could do more than ever before, making the phone closer to a small computer than a phone therefore the name ‘smartphone’ was introduced.
We’ve got to the point now that smartphones have started to settle a bit. Functionality is pretty similar between devices and, despite the consumer getting more choice; the actual hardware doesn’t differ massively other than whether it has a QWERTY keyboard, screen size and how many megapixels the camera is.
The real decision is made when you decide which OS you want. We now have four contenders to the throne since Windows Phone 7 was released.
This article hopes to go through what the positives and negatives of each OS is in plain english without any jargon.
The video below is the first part of this analysis. Watch the video, listen to the cases made and vote on your favourite.