Pros and Cons of your phone's OS?

Discussion in 'Mobile' started by Tweeg, Mar 26, 2011.

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Which OS is does your current phone run on?

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  1. Windows (any version)

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  2. Android

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    33.3%
  3. Apple iPhone

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  4. Symbian

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    33.3%
  5. Blackberry

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  6. other (please also post which)

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  1. Tweeg

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    So many phones, so many choices. What OS is your phone running, if any? Please discuss the pros and cons of the OS on your phone.

    Mine is an older model Blackberry. Won't run any of the newer applications but still a decent number of applications out for it. Really annoys me that, even though it can access the internet via Wi-Fi, most of the internet related apps will only work if you have and use the 3G/Edge internet connection.? :mmm:

    Only game I've bothered to try installing so far has been some brick/block buster type game available directly from the Blackberry website. Game runs it just fine. Controlling the paddle movement with the trackball nub is not very easy though, and there are no sound effects.

    The internat app issue is the biggest problem I have though. To add the 3G/Edge internet service to my phone would more than double my monthly bill. Where I work we have employee use Wi-Fi, so I was really looking forward to installing and using some chat apps; specifically AIM, YIM, and Gchat. Problem is though that all three of said apps are preconfigured to only work off of the cellular internet connection. Completely unable to reconfigure their settings to work from the Wi-Fi internet connection. So the only chat I can access with my phone is YIM via web login through Yahoo's mobile browser user site, rather annoying.

    Also disgusted that the cell phone companies have the ability to update the firmware on my cell phone remotely without permission. This happened to mine just this week. The camera application got hit with a very annoying software update. Camera already made a cheesy mechanical camera film winding noise everytime I took a picture, but now, post update, the noise is so loud people a good twenty feet away from me in an already noisy enviroment can hear it! And there's no way to adjust the volume or mute it at all!
     
  2. JohnnyJoseph

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    I know this isn't one of the elite phones but I have a Sanyo Incognito.? I find that with time the OS slows down and you'll hit a button and it won't register for about a half second.? You get used to it but it was annoying in the beginning.? The cell phone batteries' life is quite good though.? Overall it's a decent phone.
     
  3. lukecars77

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    my phone is technically my ipod touch 4g. i use it more for texting and calls then my real phone. Pros: multitasking, hd display, app store, too many features to list. Cons: needs better multitasking, need to jailbreak for good features.
     
  4. Dick

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    I'm very happy with my HTC Desire Z, which runs on Android. I rooted it and installed Cyanogenmod 7, which is awesome. It's like a computer.
     

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