Binit Agrawal

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A healthy discussion: Android vs Windows vs BB OS vs iOS

In Confrontations in life. on October 3, 2011 at 12:17 AM

This post has excerpts from a chat between me and my senior (Arpit sir) about the aforementioned OS(s) for future smartphones. Who will rule the charts in future was the unspoken question. 

Arpit

iphone is popular in corporate. as it looks like to Me.

Me

jus wait for windows 7, 8 and so on… android will be history

Arpit

I doubt… I am hardcore Android Freak… I am in love with it

Me:

but MS is coming up in a big way, specially with the tie up with nokia,  they will have advantage of volumes …specially inAsia

Arpit:

I don’t believe people saying that iphone is better than Android

but as many say this,  I have started believing this…

so will MS play on cost??

Me:

Hopefully.  MS will do what it does best: make people dependent on its OS.

Arpit

Right.

Me:

The biggest strength of android is an open platform. but now that the newer OS’s are integrating n android support, like the BB 7 OS

Arpit

Yup… similar to Linux… Firefox… and all of them a success.

Me:

Yeah, but then, MS makes it so big that the developers are forced to design it 4 its OS’s

think of this : today any comp software has to be Windows compatible.

even MAC users have windows installed!

Arpit

right… but I guess the Win 7 phone is out… and it failed to makes fuzz

Me:

ya… they r learning from the mistakes. use a win 7 phone, u ll know the diff

MS understands User interface like no one else does

it has been seeing it since the evolution of computers.

Arpit

You sound like a MS fan J

Me:

not really. I m not a fan of any OS. coz no point being one. it’s all a fad,

and these days they have even shorter life cycles

Arpit

I am fan of Android… just because of its Market… The apps there are so exhaustive… you name it and it has it…

Me:

yeah true. dats a fad, that’s the in thing now. In yesteryears, phone hardware features were imp

today OS is. Tomorrow something else wud be…maybe UI

Arpit

in which MS excels… as per you

Me

it does. dats what is my thinking. speculative though. also the industry dynamics show such a trend. mass markets generally rule, dats what makes mkt share.

Arpit:

but analysts say that the tie up of Nokia with MS is biggest blunder in history of Noika

Me

nokia cudn have achieved much with stupid symbian either.  with MS they have hope…

they cud have tied up with google

Arpit

I wish they have more than just hope with MS J

and what about the buying out of Motorola by Google… wont they come up big.

Me

today an avg person buys an android jus coz its popular. Not everyone makes use of its features.

Google hasn’t succeeded in hardware so far

although I have heard that they r opening up exclusive Stores

Arpit

yup… they are. there is already on inLondon. I read on Business Insider.

Me

yeah…so in dat case it’s gonna be a tuff war for sure. I did read dat news bit too

now, who emerges winner is ultimately with the end users

if MS can re-create a perception…

Arpit

yup… Marketing is a battle of perceptions. not products

Me

Exactly. Apple n BB r niche.  I wud never like to buy an apple jus because I know it ll be out of mkt in few months.  with a new upgraded features-to die for product. And that will hurt even more than what u paid for it.

Arpit

it’s not a problem outsideIndia… as in US people can hand over their previous iphone, add some minor amount… and get the newer version

inIndia… there is nothing like this. that’s why Apple can afford to release a new version… coz it works in US, Singapore etc.  I am not sure f it does in India

Me

its coz they r on contracts therefore I said I wud never buy it…coz inIndia, thy cant afford to do it.

And with MNP coming in, it’s even more difficult to sell contract phones

Arpit

Agree

Me

so in the end, the best thing is to let them introduce, wait for a low-price variant and den shift.

its okay to stay a lil behind in USING the tech. 🙂

END.

Comments welcome.

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