What other Smartphone OS have you used?

What other Smartphone OS have you used?


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Duckit

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 24, 2011
157
1
NJ, USA
The iPhone 4S is my first smartphone. What other OS have you ever used and how was it?
 

flybub

macrumors regular
Sep 17, 2011
159
25
OS5 on Blackberry Storm2.

Currently Android's Gingerbread now with OG Incredible.

On my way to iOS5 with iPhone 4s as soon as it arrives.
 

ljonesj

macrumors 6502a
Oct 20, 2009
945
63
Kingsport TN
lets just a blackberry on tmobile bits the dust and the thing was cheap but i got 27 trade in when i went to verizon and got my iphone 4 earlier in the month thought about shooting it with my shot gun to see what happens to it but i did not
 

Certinfy

macrumors 6502a
Jan 29, 2011
933
0
London
Used all of them.

Blackberry OS - On my girlfriend's sister's Blackberry Curve 9300. It's her old phone and she lives with us. - Hate it.

Windows Phone 7 - Girlfriend had an Samsung Omnia 7 before she upgraded. Practically my backup phone if my iPhone 4S dies. - Love it! At times I think I might even use it more than my 4S.

Android - Had a Samsung Galaxy S2, but didn't like it that much at all. - Decent enough OS.

Symbian - No idea if this counts but I guess the Sony Ericsson Satio is a smartphone. - Needless to say like the Blackberry OS I hated this too.

At this moment in time I think it's fair to say near the end of next year I will be moving to a WP7 phone for good.
 

verwon

macrumors 68030
Jul 26, 2011
2,676
2
Seattle
webOS, good but very bad hardware and really needs better processor speed to run well. Also Android, FroYo and Gingerbread.
My first smartphone was PalmOS on the Treo 755p I had, before getting the Palm Pre with webOS.
 

Stealthipad

macrumors 68040
Apr 30, 2010
3,223
7
SG2 with Gingerbread is great. Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich kinda OK.

Newest, just received yesterday is Nokia 800 with Mango 7.5! Now this is a nice phone and what is best, it uses the same size SIM card as the 4S so you can switch back and forth with ease! Forget everything you have seen about a Windows phone, the Mango version on this phone will make it very popular. AT&T will have the Nokia ACE with front facing camera in March with LTE.
 

Hastings101

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Jun 22, 2010
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I had a Samsung Focus (awesome phone with Windows Phone 7), until it met its unfortunate demise in a duck pond, replaced it with an iPhone 4S because the new Windows Phone 7 devices seemed the same as the first generation. Before the Focus I had a Blackberry Torch for business and an iPhone 3G for personal use.
 
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aphexacid

macrumors 6502a
Jul 31, 2007
929
20
Chicago
The Nokia N95 was my first smartphone i think. It used to be the biznis back in the day!

I've also went through countless windows mobile phones. All of those made me want to cry. I remember spending HOURS loading rom after rom trying to get my touch diamond to feel useable.

I had a palm pre 2 when it went on sale for $49.99 at HP.

I owned a samsung galaxy s 2 for 1 day. It was a pretty nice phone, but i returned it for reasons you wouldnt think. Earpiece volume HORRIBLY low, and really crappy camera.

Other than that, i've owned every iphone since the first.
 

bookwormsy

macrumors 6502
Jul 7, 2010
281
172
Very first was the Palm Treo 700p on Verizon. Then got the iPhone 3g on AT&T, then iPhone 4, then sold that to get the 4S.

I tried out my friend's Droid 1 for like 10 minutes (this was in the days of Android 2.1), and it was a little complicated. The back button which is different from home button, depending on the application? Im sure I could figure it out eventually, but iOS was simple for me.

I just got a HP WebOS Touchpad; I love it. It is a solid OS and it was a good decision for HP to Open Source it. Of course it would have been better to continue producing devices, but whatever. Honestly, if there was a solid WebOS competitor to the iPhone for my next phone, I wouldn't know which one I would buy. Probably iPhone because I already bought all these apps, but it would still be tough.
 

wrinkster22

macrumors 68030
Jun 11, 2011
2,623
6
Toronto
Used several friends blackberry's when I dont have a phone with me.
My brother has an Android, and I have use it.
Never actually used a windows phone but I have played with it.
Oh, and I also have used Symbian OS
 

ste1164

macrumors 6502a
Jan 4, 2009
732
3
I have used all of them :D. Android on a sgs2, t-mobile g1, Htc desire, Htc desire z, Htc incredible s and Htc sensation. WebOS on a palm pre 2. Windows phone 7 on a HTC Mozart 7. iOS on an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, 1st gen iPod touch and an iPad 2. Blackberry os on the blackberry bold 9700 and blackberry bold 9780. Symbian on a Nokia n95 and Motorola z10.
 

Duckit

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 24, 2011
157
1
NJ, USA
Wow all I you have tried many other operating systems. I am dying to try a windows phone 7 device or the galaxy nexus right now!
 

nfl46

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Oct 5, 2008
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All.

I love Mango's interface the best but they don't make good use of the space.
 

iHateMacs

macrumors 6502a
Aug 13, 2008
654
24
Coventry, UK
I'm probably giving away my age, but I've been a smartphone user since the first Palm Treo. :eek:
I had a Treo too they were great. Especially as I already had a Palm device so my apps worked.

The last OS I used before iOS was Symbian on my Nokia N95. Never looked back since.
 

vitzr

macrumors 68030
Jul 28, 2011
2,766
3
California
Palm OS
BlackBerry OS
Symbian
WebOS
OpenMoko
Windows Mobile
WindowsPhone 7
Android (all versions)
iOS
 

bigtrip

macrumors newbie
Jun 23, 2010
29
0
A palm treo was my first smartphone and I loved it. Although I'm sure it would be a different experience if I had to use it now. :) there was a flashback episode of big bang theory on the other day were Sheldon whipped out his treo and checked for an email with the stylus and it made me smile! I wonder how long before we all are like: "remember when we had to use Siri? Awww"

After that I used a blackberry for a little while before I got the first iPhone. Played around with my brother in law's new razr over Christmas and felt bad for him. I can't see using anything other than iOS at this point.
 

NeshyD

macrumors regular
Apr 28, 2009
114
23
San Francisco, CA
I had a Samsung Focus S before my 4S. WinPhone7 is really good and smooth, but it's missing some features that I would like that iOS5 already has.


It's always nice trying out other mobile OS's!
 
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