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Advantages of Android Phones Over Windows Mobile and iPhone

November 8, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Windows Mobile and the iPhone may have interesting features and have some advantages over Android, an operating device developed by Android Inc., and a firm purchased by Google, is unbeatable!

1. Maps and Navigation
Google’s Map is a web mapping service application and technology provided by Google that powers many map-based services, including the Google Maps website, Google Ride Finder, Google Transit, and maps embedded on third-party websites via the Google Maps API.It offers street maps, a route planner for traveling by foot, car, or public transport and an urban business locator for numerous countries around the world.

This application is simply the best. Monthly updates are done that add featrures and perfect interface. Google Maps have layers and granular features which Bing Maps on Windows Mobile doesn’t have.

The iPhone’s Maps application has barely updated eversince 2007. Good alternatives in the app Store can be expensive and it takes up as much as 1 to2 gigabytes in our phone storage while Google’s app takes up almost no space on the phone.

2. Notify Bar
Google’s notify bar leaves other platforms’ notification systems looking incomplete. Emails, SMSs, Facebook notifications, charging, software updates, task managers — just about anything and everything is managed from a pull-down drawer that can be almost universally used from any screen.

Windows Phone 7 uses tiles that require leaving the current application. iPhone has serial notifications that can’t be grouped onto one screen.

3. Widgets
You can set up a page with Google Voice, RSS, Twitter and Facebook streams and organize them customarily. It makes a much better ‘mission control’ screen than you can get on the iPhone, which only lets you see apps and notifications.

4. Carrier Choice
Right now in the US, you’re stuck with AT&T if you have an iPhone or Windows 7 phone. That will change in 2011, but at the moment, you don’t have another choice if AT&T doesn’t have coverage in your area or costs more than you want to pay.

With Google, on the other hand, you can pick the best carrier in your area for your budget. Each one will have at least a few great Android phones available.

5. Hotspot
You can create a Wireless hotspot with most Android phones that lets other devices like iPads and laptops jump on the same connection as the phone.

While this costs extra, the convenience and utility of the service make it much better than purchasing separate hardware. iPhone does do tethering, but only to laptops (without jail-breaking). Windows 7 doesn’t create hotspots at all.

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One Response to “Advantages of Android Phones Over Windows Mobile and iPhone”
  1. js says:

    The cost of tethering is not specific to Android. I can tether 3G or wifi free from my Nexus One on T-Mobile.

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