If you couldn't use iOS or Android, what would you be most interested in?

If you couldn't use iOS or Android, what would you be most interested in?

  • Windows Phone 8

    Votes: 57 69.5%
  • Blackberry 10

    Votes: 11 13.4%
  • Firefox OS (currently in Alpha on Android phones)

    Votes: 2 2.4%
  • Tizen (Intel, Samsung and Linux supported OS coming this Fall)

    Votes: 6 7.3%
  • Mer (fork of Meego announced recently)

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • Open WebOS (source will be up for grabs in September for anybody to view)

    Votes: 5 6.1%

  • Total voters
    82

Calidude

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Jun 22, 2010
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What would you be interested in if you couldn't go iOS or Android?

It's up to you to do your research on these other OS's and pick what you'd like.

Call it "broadening your horizons". ;)
 

sakau2007

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Oct 12, 2011
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What would you be interested in if you couldn't go iOS or Android?

It's up to you to do your research on these other OS's and pick what you'd like.

Call it "broadening your horizons". ;)
Windows Phone. I don't know much about the others... and if Android/iOS just disappeared, I'm pretty sure Windows Phone would take off.
 

cube

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May 10, 2004
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If it had removable battery, SD slot and had not been stillborned, I would have probably bought Meego instead of Android.
 

Calidude

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If it had removable battery, SD slot and had not been stillborned, I would have probably bought Meego instead of Android.
Microsoft really screwed us with their Nokia coup.
 

sakau2007

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Oct 12, 2011
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Try reading up about them. You might find something you like more than Windows Phone.
Yeah, maybe, but I doubt it.

It's 2012. The most important factor in buying a smartphone, for me, is that it plays nice with my files and devices, and also with my friends' devices.

Part of why I don't leave iOS is because all my close friends have iPhones and they all work really well together. One of my friends switched to Android and it caused some communication issues. I can't think of anything the Androids (or any other platform) can do that would make it worth the headaches that would come about when communicating with friends.

And after all, I have a phone to communicate.
 

sakau2007

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Oct 12, 2011
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It broke our iMessage thread for a while.

A few apps which we play together and compete against one another are not in the Android marketplace. Those that are don't use Game Center.

No Find My Friends (this is big).

A few other miscellaneous things.
 

Dontazemebro

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Jul 23, 2010
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I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
Yeah, maybe, but I doubt it.

It's 2012. The most important factor in buying a smartphone, for me, is that it plays nice with my files and devices, and also with my friends' devices.

Part of why I don't leave iOS is because all my close friends have iPhones and they all work really well together. One of my friends switched to Android and it caused some communication issues. I can't think of anything the Androids (or any other platform) can do that would make it worth the headaches that would come about when communicating with friends.

And after all, I have a phone to communicate.
Just curious but how old are you?
 

acosmichippo

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May 7, 2008
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How are we supposed to choose between products that haven't been released yet?

If iOS and Android disappeared today, WinMo7 is really the only viable smartphone option. But If I had to do that, I'd strongly consider going back to a dumbphone and saving the ~$30/month data plan.
 

cynics

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Jan 8, 2012
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You didn't quote me but I have a single friend with Android while the rest of us have iPhones.

The only annoying thing is group messaging. Even with go SMS pro he still has issues in large groups esp when it comes to pictures in the groups.

I'm pro Android all the way but I wish he'd just get an iPhone. He has an S2.

To answer the op, I'd get a windows phone. I'm liking the direction they are going.
 

hobo.hopkins

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Jul 30, 2008
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Windows phone, undoubtedly. At least it has the backing of a relatively stable (or more appropriately stated: stalwart) company.
 

sentinelsx

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Feb 28, 2011
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Windows phone 8 in a heartbeat.

My galaxy S3 is a beast, but a windows phone still beats it easily in overall UI fluidity. My iPhone would also stutter after months of use but my brother's lumia 800 shows no signs of slowdowns at all.
 

Calidude

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Windows phone 8 in a heartbeat.

My galaxy S3 is a beast, but a windows phone still beats it easily in overall UI fluidity. My iPhone would also stutter after months of use but my brother's lumia 800 shows no signs of slowdowns at all.
Not really a big surprise considering that WP7.5 is much less further along in features than iOS.
 

psykick5

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Sep 4, 2011
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Windows Phone is really good it just needs time to be refined and perfected just like the other two. Give it another year.