Which is the Best Mobile Phone OS
Every OS in the market has its own share of strengths and weaknesses. Even though the features, performance, hardware specifications and cost vary in all platforms, it is ultimately the user’s wish when it comes to choosing a smartphone. Still, evaluating these popular platforms helps to understand them in deep. The points have been given to each platform based on the following factors.
Features – The rating in this section is based on the support offered to technologies such as NFC(Near Field Communication), USB-OTG (On The Go), FM transmitter, and stereoscopic display.
User Interface – It is based on their User friendliness, especially for a person new to it.
Aesthetics – It’s all about smart looks. An uncluttered and seamless look helps in getting a better score. Originality wins brownie points as well.
Optimization – If the OS is optimized, it runs smoothly even on a CPU under 800 MHz and with 256 MB of RAM. If not, it requires dual cores and a gigabyte of RAM.
Battery Life – Depends on how long the charge lasts on normal operations.
Apps – This is about the number of apps available for each platform.
Freedom – It includes aspects such as file sharing, customization, file management, and the availability of mass storage mode.
Here’s the scorecard. Note that all scores are on a scale of 1 to 5. The top scorer in each category has its score written in red.
As you can see, there’s no clear winner. However, BlackBerry has lost the contest by a big margin because of its average performance across the board. Android is good, but suffers badly from dismal battery performance and due to its resource-hungry nature. Surprisingly, the black sheep of the OS family, Symbian, turns out to be the most mature OS by virtue of getting the basics right – all thanks to the Belle update. The Symbian OS is more alive than ever and have been great developments that are sure to a lot of talk from here until the time that Nokia decided to say goodbye to Symbian in 2016 by committing to the Windows Phone. Its fans need not celebrate though, as it has no future.