For the uninitiated, and to narrow the parameters, I define/am aware of three Smartphone platforms:
- Android by Google
- Windows by Microsoft
- iPhone by Apple
I’m also aware that some other large mobile phone manufacturers have attempted their own proprietary platforms (Nokia, I believe), but I don’t count these because they are small and unlikely to survive.
In decreasing order of preference, I list them (and my reason why) thus:
- Apple – I’m not a fan boy and refuse to pay extra for brand name.
- Windows – Although I am a fan boy of Microsoft (after all, it is my day-job) they offer too little too late, in my opinion.
- Android – I’m loving this. Although it is open source (which I have traditionally steered clear of), it offers everything I want in a Smartphone platform.
My work has given me an LG GW620f phone running Android. Can’t wait to upgrade to ver 2.2.