The year-ends are usually crowded with new products and upgrades. Technology companies always eye at the lavishly spending customers of falls especially in celebrations of Halloween, Christmas and New Year. This year, thanks to the new twist of the technology world from product manufacturers to the OS developers, we have just witnessed or about to witness operating system upgrades from leading companies such as RIM, Apple, Microsoft and Google. Here in this article, we make a comparison of the most recent operating systems from RIM, Apple and Microsoft, respectively BlackBerry OS 7, Apple iOS 5 and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. All of the operating systems are now available for customers on the relevant products. Get through the rest of the article to get a deep insight of the new OS for your smartphones, tablets and music players.
Whenever talking about user interfaces these days Windows Phone 7.5 Mango will come into mind with its celebrated Metro UI and social Hubs. Of course, Microsoft has done a good job to compete with its chief rivals Apple iOS, Google Android and BlackBerry OS. The new user interface of Windows offers you a simply revolutionary home screen, lock screen, apps and widgets. The largely applauded tile-based home screen on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango is indeed a result of the new user interface.
Apple iOS 5 is not anyway a small fry when it comes to the user interface. Apple has built its world famous mobile operating system on a strong base. It’s simple and elegant home screen, icons and apps might have turned iOS the world leader. RIM has also developed its BlackBerry OS 7 with some radical changes in user interface from its former version BlackBerry OS 6. For a BlackBerry phone user, the modification in user interface, appearance and home screen can be nicely felt. But BlackBerry OS 7 is not much competent to take on WP7.5 Mango or iOS 5.
Winner: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango is a convinced winner. Many reviewers have voted WP7.5 Mango over iOS 5 and BlackBerry OS 7.
Truly, the very concept of a complete app store is from Apple and its charismatic former CEO Steve Jobs. There is actually no company that can rule over Apple when it comes to app store perfection. Apple’s renowned App Store has thousands of quality-checked applications for iOS 5 devices. Windows Phone 7.5 Mango’s Marketplace is certainly grand with its new look and altering background images. But Marketplace and BlackBerry App World fall short to App Store in numbers of applications, the most valued thing for a user.
Winner: Apple iOS 5 wins here with its full-fledged App Store.
Multitasking is a feature that lets users run several apps at a time on their handsets. Windows Phone 7.5 Mango is the first Windows version that provides multitasking. Apple has been offering multitasking on its iOS 4 also, and iOS 5 is with more enhanced multitasking capabilities. RIM has also integrated multitasking capability on its new BlackBerry OS version.
Winner: Apple is more skilled in providing multitasking feature to the customers. So with its improved multitasking feature, iOS 5 will have a clear edge over BlackBerry OS 7 and WP7.5 Mango.
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango is empowered with Internet Explorer 9, the latest version of Microsoft’s PC web browser. IE9, according to Microsoft is a champion in browsing speed and performance. In the meantime, an enhanced Safari browser is Apple’s one of touted offerings on iOS 5. The revamped Safari is announced to have great potentials in web browsing.
Winner: Apple iOS with its improved Safari browser and HTML5 performance is the winner over WP 7.5 Mango and BlackBerry OS 7.
Apple iOS 5 and RIM BlackBerry OS 7 are meant to run only on the respective companies’ hardware products. You can see the latest iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with iOS 5. RIM has rolled out several smartphones like BlackBerry Bold, Torch and Curve on its latest operating system.
However, the case is different with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. Microsoft has reached in agreements with many third party hardware markers such as Nokia, Acer, HTC, Samsung, Fujitsu and ZTE to manufacture hardware solutions for its WP7.5 Mango. It means a customer has lots of choices if he/she goes for a WP7.5 Mango product. It is not available both on iOS 5 BlackBerry OS 7.
Winner: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango outshines its rivals with a collection of products from leading manufacturers.
Lots of products are available on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, BlackBerry OS 7 and Apple iOS 5 in the market as of now. Technology makers like ZTE and Samsung have already announced their WP7.5 smartphones. BlackBerry’s new lineup of products such as Torch, Curve and Bold runs on the company’s new operating system. Apple has just announced its iPhone 4S and new iPod Touch for iOS 5. Apple’s most recent products like iPad 2, iPad original, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4 will are also compatible with the new iOS version.
In fact, to find an ultimate winner from WP7.5 Mango, BlackBerry OS 7 and iOS 5 is not simple, and it is also not necessary. Customers do not often go for a device after realizing that it is the best of all. They mainly fell in love with a product with some of its features and capabilities. And so, there will be definite customers for each of the above reviewed operating system, because choices of customers are entirely diverse.