Facebook user Jared G. asks “Do you think WP7 provides a competitor to iOS?”
To put it bluntly, no. Now before you start with the angry comments, let me explain. Windows Phone 7 is a perfectly fine mobile OS, and I’m sure there are tons of people out there who are completely loyal to it. It offers a unique take on the touch-based interface and it has an impressive feature set on a wide array of devices.
That being said, though, to me a competitor is something that has the potential to “kill” iOS. You know, something that can take everything iOS offers, offer it better, and let consumers know about it. Android is a competitor to iOS. The two operating systems are similar in many ways – both are vying for the top spot in the mobile game and, between cool flagship devices and aggressive ad campaigns, both continue to grow and gain (and lose) customers between one another.
In my opinion, WP7 is more of a niche OS. I don’t think the suits at Apple are nearly as worried about WP7 as they are about Android.
So no, I do not really see WP7 as a realistic iOS competitor. I may be entirely incorrect, but that’s my view of the situation.
Facebook user Wayne C. asks “When will the iOS be released to fix my battery life!?!?!”
This question kept coming up, so I thought I’d better address it. Apple released iOS 5.0.1 to fix battery issues, but unfortunately it was largely unsuccessful. The company is aware that the issues persist and is hard at work on iOS 5.0.2, which will hopefullyÂ finally put an end to the battery debacle. There’s no word on when it will be released, but I’m sure the guys at Apple are eager to get it to the public ASAP, so sit tight and hopefully it won’t be too long!
Do you agree with my thoughts on WP7, or do you think I’m totally wrong? I’d love you hear your thoughts, so weigh in down below in the comments section or hit me up on twitter!
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