Windows Phone “Mango” Versus Android and IOS

Windows Phone “Mango” was Microsoft’s way of answering the “call to duty” because of the emergence of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Mango is impressive with its elegant and luring interface. Messaging proves easy with instant messaging and regular emails. Social networking anyone? You can upgrade your statuses and tweets on Facebook and Twitter while launching widgets in tracking significant events in your life. The Windows Phone makes the iOS appear dull, and plain in looks.
If you want to see a colossal disappointment with the Microsoft phone, please feel free to compare the “Documents to Go” suite, and Apple’s “iWork suite” to the “Office” on the Mango phone. You will discover that “Office” contains no charts/tables, styles or fonts. I found the “Office” to be a glorified “notepad”. Office’s “PowerPoint” does allow for editing text, but you cannot add visual elements or slides. This proved frustrating and disappointing. Where the Microsoft phone appearsattractive at first glance with the elegant interface, I find it does not have a rightful place in the mobile phone industry. It does work with Exchange, but it only supports few Exchange Active Sync (EAS) policies. Microsoft has actively billed Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” as a HUGE update to the limited original version of the Windows Phone OS that was released one year ago. I do not know what the “hype” is about because the phone has not been revolutionized, nor are the changes large enough to make a difference. Some of the gaps of the Microsoft phone filled. One prominent example is the “Copy” and “Paste” features were added in the “NoDo” update last spring. Out of the thirteen problem holes for users in Windows Phone 7.0, the OS partially supports HTML5 but it sadly proves that it is still far-behind the Android and the iOS in that regard. Multitasking has been added and you can thread messages together in a conversation. What is genuinely new with the Window Phone 7.5, “Mango”? I think what is new are a few widgets and no capabilities. Now I understand why Microsoft focused so much on the “outside” of the phone, with so many flaws and lack of useful features for users to enjoy. Summing this up, the Microsoft phone has a weak platform, much like the older version. Is the phone pretty? Yes it is, but that is about as far as the beauty lies. After updating a Windows Phone 7.0 to “Mango”, I sadly could not find any deviation from the previous version of the phone with the exception of the “bells and whistles” they added to the phone.


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