Saturday, March 24, 2012

Android & Windows Phone 7 (WP7)

Particularly in India,off late, A new trend as set in the cellular world. The folks are getting smarter by using smartphones (This really made samsung as the leader in mobile phone industry) and asking for thriving data plans (2G/3G/4G) to fulfill their social networking,gaming,chatting,mailing etc needs. In this smartphone Era, we have various companies showcasing their latest mobile o/s with great computing features (BlackBerry, IOS[Smartphone Trendsetter], Android, Windows Phone 7, Symbian).

Here, I would be attempting to provide a comparsion only between Android & Windows Phone 7 and the reason being: Android already proliferated Smartphone industry in India(may be across the world as well) and Windows Phone 7 which will proliferate the smartphone industry in future.

 

COMPARISON

 

1) USER INTERFACE (UI)

  • Android: The UI is not uniform across all the android phones as most of the vendors would customize the stock android by providing their own UI (EX: HTC Sense and Samsung Touchwiz) and the Nexus series are loaded with stock android.
  • Windows Phone 7: Windows mobile O/S has been drastically changed from v 6.5 to v 7 / v 7.5(called as WP7 Mango). The UI of WP7 V7.5 is charming with easy to navigate icons,called as Tiles, eye pleasing colors , fonts etc.( Check this link on your android smartphone to feel WP7 UI- aka.ms/wpdemo ) . The UI is standard across all the wp7 smartphones manufactured  by any vendor.



2) HARDWARE STANDARDS

  • Android: The hardware standards are fluctuating across the vendors i.e. we have single core from 500 Mhz processors to 1.4 GHZ dual core processors;in sometime, the quadcore processors phones would foray into market. The phones are equipped with 256 MB to 1GB RAM. In simple terms, I like to say that your phone performs better when you pay better.Also, In terms of design, few phones have 4  buttons (back,home,menu,search) and some have 3 buttons (back,home,menu).
  • Windows Phone 7: The hardware standards of WP7 are provided by microsoft and this is followed across all the WP7 phone vendors. The following are few minimum hardware recommendations - 1 GHZ processor, 512 MB Ram, 5 MP camera etc.

I shall come up with more and more comparison.Until then, please provide your honest feedback as your feedback motivates me to improve upon my blogging skills.