Three major operating systems are going to get upgraded very soon. For a year or so, the success of these OS’ will define the success of their respective companies. Yes, we are talking about the Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Windows Phone 8 OS and the Apple iOS 6. At the moment, Apple’s iOS seems to be leading the pack when it comes to the interface on smartphones and tablets. But both Android and Microsoft have promised dynamic changes to their OS to surpass the iOS.
Sure, the new Apple iOS seems to have a fresh and great interface but the issue is that the customers don’t really want a change in just the look of the OS; they want a change in the whole OS, and Apple promises not to disappoint. But Apple rarely takes into account what the consumer wants, and instead tries to convince the customer that their iOS is the best one for them. Google and Windows have a great scope to change the OS of their devices completely. Let’s compare the main features.
Apple intends to continue with the trend of only allowing its OS to run on Apple devices. There are rumors of a new iPhone5 and an iPad mini that could run on this new OS. The Nexus 7 will be the first device to run on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and has already shipped out millions of units. However, the Jelly Bean could have more widespread success, as companies like HTC, Samsung, Motorola and Asus will allow their phones to run on this OS. The Microsoft 8 will be introduced onto the Lumia series. Many other tab manufacturers have also planned on running this OS on their devices.
Software wise, Apple intends to make sure that an improved iTunes will be available for the new iOS. Also, the famous Siri app will be modified as well, allowing it to answer more questions in multiple languages. The Android Jelly Bean users can take advantage of the Google Play app where they can access numerous gaming apps for a low price. Google also intends to ramp up the app turnout on the Android app store, to compete with the iTunes app store. In fact, over 15 billion downloads have occurred on this app store already. As for Microsoft, there is a Windows MarketPlace and an Xbox live app to access games, though neither can compare to the Android or Apple app stores yet. So which OS is going to be the best? We’ll just have to wait this one out and keep our eyes peeled.