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What OS does your smartphone run on?

Android
1
20%
Apple IOS
3
60%
Symbian
1
20%
HP WebOS
0
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Total votes: 5

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Smartphone OS

Postby Xranger60 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:07 pm

I've just ordered an Android phone, but I feel like I would've done well with either IOS or Android. Since I already have an Ipod, I went with Android.

I previously had a Symbian phone. While there's a decent amount of apps, it doesn't have anywhere near the number of quality apps that the IOS app store does.

Why did you make your choice?
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Re: Smartphone OS

Postby Warp2063 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:36 pm

I don't really have a smartphone, although my cell phone does look like a cheap knockoff of an older Blackberry. I do, however, frequently use my iPod touch for... just about everything mobile. So... I voted iOS.

I've looked into getting something Android, and I think I could like it... but right now, affording a smartphone just isn't feasible.
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Re: Smartphone OS

Postby Xranger60 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:31 pm

I'm on the cheaper data plan through ATT... 200mb for $15. Since that's such a measly number, I disable data when on the go, unless I need to check an email or feel like browsing a bit. Android has a nice option called "enable mobile data" that ensures that you'll never use your network data if you don't want to.
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Re: Smartphone OS

Postby segadreamcaster » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:01 am

I went with a New Nokia N8 with Symbian^3

I know that Nokia Smartphones are not all that readily available in the states so I am probably in the minority here.

My main reasons for getting the N8 are, Battery life, Camera and Price. Although the UI isn't the greatest on Symbian, there are some very nice updates on the way and what with it being the best camera phone on the market right now and the fact that it has excellent battery life and a decent price, it was a good choice for me.
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Re: Smartphone OS

Postby Xranger60 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:16 am

segadreamcaster wrote:I went with a New Nokia N8 with Symbian^3

I know that Nokia Smartphones are not all that readily available in the states so I am probably in the minority here.

My main reasons for getting the N8 are, Battery life, Camera and Price. Although the UI isn't the greatest on Symbian, there are some very nice updates on the way and what with it being the best camera phone on the market right now and the fact that it has excellent battery life and a decent price, it was a good choice for me.


My last phone was a Nokia E71x. I really enjoyed it. Symbian just never caught on here, but it's definitely a full featured smartphone OS. My only wish was that more developers would work on it, but there's still plenty of quality apps available, like Opera mini and Opera mobile.
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