About two years back, Microsoft launched its very first mobile operating system or Windows phone OS which brought about quite a refreshing break from Apple iOS and Google Android which continues to mushroom supporting numerous mobile devices. Because of the hype associated with Apple iPhones and the flexibility of Android smartphones, Windows Mobile OS based Nokia Lumia mobiles went unnoticed by the majority of consumers.
Despite that, Microsoft, last month, unveiled the recent Windows Phone OS version Window Phone 8 which is making its debut with devices from prominent brands like Nokia, Samsung and HTC. Unlike other two leading mobile operating systems, Windows Phone 8 brings forth an exceptional experience for users. It comes with the one-of-a-kind small screen user interface which is an exhilarating advancement from the never-changing iOS from Apple.
The devices running Windows Phone 8 are Nokia Lumia 920, HTC 8X and Samsung ATIV S – all these devices will be based on system on Qualcomm chips and offering smart features that suffice to both professional work as well as entertainment – absolutely intact with an enriching Windows Phone 8 experience.
When compared to the user interface of the newer versions of its counterparts – iOS 6 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it emerges as a far better option. iOS 6 still keeps the same interface from the previous version which in fact has become so insipid with the similar set icon placement and folder creation options. Android 4.1, on the flip side, has introduced the new feature called smart widget re-sizing, making Jelly Bean the most open platform when it comes to home-screens.
However, Windows Phone 8 comes with the most customization for a stock-set operating system. It allows mobile users to customize Live Tiles as per their requirements and make them all the more attractive. Sure iOS 6 has added some new features and most of them offer limited usage coordinating with other Apple products. As far as Android 4.1 is concerned, it comes with an improved performance as apposed to its predecessors. But, the drawback about Android is over-exposure. People are already getting bored with the whole Android scene.
Windows Phone 8 brought an upgrade to the new hardware. This operating system fixes all the glitches that came with its previous version running Nokia Lumia 900 which failed to attract buyers. The hardware upgrade and Windows Phone 8 in the newest smartphones from Nokia, Samsung and HTC, offer users a faster processor enabling to have a marvelous experience of high-resolution screens. With this many features if compared to the Nokia Lumia 920 price which is Rs.24,999 to Apple iPhone 5 costing Rs.45,500 to 59, 500 and Samsung Galaxy SIII priced Rs.33,499, Windows 8 offers more benefits than others.
The phones that come with Windows Phone 8 offer features and performance which is, no doubt, on par with anything iOS and Android brings. And with the buyers now becoming smart-buyers, they are increasingly choosing smartphones that run on Windows Mobile 8 for they value the services of Microsoft.