While there are still mixed reactions on iOS 7 which comes with an all new design, let’s check out a detailed comparison table which gives you a detailed insight on where each of the OS stands. While some say that iOS is an explicit copy of Windows Phone OS as well as from Android’s Jellybean OS, it has become tough for Apple to give out clarification. With Google keenly looking at the iOS 7, it seems like the next version of Android will surely be different from what we saw till now. Rumors are doing the rounds that the next version of Android will also be supporting the low end devices. In recent Android OS version, Jellybean 4.1 – 4.2.2 didn’t see many changes in terms of UI /UX and almost looked same.
Windows Phone 8
|Control Center||Varies by Manufacturer||No Settings Menu||Access to System Settings is Possible|
|Notification center||Detailed notifications||Live tile
|BlackBerry Hub, badges|
|Multitasking preview||Recently Used List||Multitasking preview||Active Frames grid|
|Surfaced camera modes||Varies by Android skin||Third-party
|Video, Time Shift modes|
|Photos grouped by
|Albums, other filters||Albums, date||Albums, recent|
|Shared photo stream||Select Android Devices have it||Share one by one||Share one by one|
|Peer-to-peer sharing (AirDrop)||Android Beam (NFC)||Tap + Share (NFC)||NFC sharing|
|Unified browser bar||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Personalized radio/discovery||Google Play Music All Access||Nokia Music||Third-party app|
|Voice access to
|Samsung’s S Voice||No systems access||No systems access|
|Automatic app updates||Update All & Individual App Update option||‘Update all’ option||Individual|
(iOS for cars)
|Driving mode/S Drive||Nokia Drive||Third-party apps|
|iCloud Like Service||No||No||No|
While the iTunes Radio is Free for all service, Google has launched the All Access Music Service which comes with the subscription service which costs $10. Nokia Music too is a free service but only is limited to Windows Phones.
So, currently there are 4 Operating Systems which are ruling the charts which includes iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 8. OS 7 today makes a big splash when it comes to its refined interface design and a smaller splash when it comes to its new feature set. Do let us know your thoughts on which one is your current favorite OS in the comments section below.