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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean vs Apple iOS 6 vs Windows Phone 8 – Best Comparison Chart

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After announcement of Apple’s iOS 6 on June 11, 2012, at Apple’s WWDC 2012 keynote event, Google and Microsoft also announced the next version of their mobile operating system to compete with iOS 6. Microsoft unveiled the new Windows Phone 8 on June 20, 2012 and after that immediately Google announced the next Android version, 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on 27 June 2012 at Google I/O.

Apple iOS 6, Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8, it is only reasonable to compare them as these mobile operating system will shape the outlook of mobile market in the upcoming year. Here is simple and in depth comparison chart for major 3 mobile operating system on web. All comparison based on their features and functionality.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean vs Apple iOS 6 vs Windows Phone 8

Mobile OS
FeaturesApple iOS 6Android 4.1 Jelly BeanWindows Phone 8
kernelMac OS XLinuxWindows NT
Supported StandardsGSM/CDMAGSM/CDMAGSM/CDMA
MultitaskingPseudoTruePseudo
Support for Cut/Copy/PasteYesYesYes
Supported HardwareAll iOS devices Like iPhone, iPad and iPod TouchA wide plethora of devicesA wide range of devices
SecurityYesProne to MalwareYea
Advanced Calling FeaturesYes (Visual Voice mail, Replay with Messages, Remind Me Later)Yes via Google VoiceYes With integrated internet Calling
Movie and Music StoreiTunes MarketGoogle Play marketXbox Music for Music and Xbox branded services
Social Media IntegrationIn-build Twitter and Facebook AppsIn-build Twitter and Facebook AppsIn-build Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Windows Live
In-App Purchase SupportYesYesYes
Native Music TaggingNot SupportedYes Support for Native Music TaggingYes, Support for Native Music Tagging
Native Photo SharingYes Support for Native Photo SharingYes Support for Native Photo SharingYes Support for Native Photo Sharing
Offline Reading ListYes, Support for Offline Reading ListNot supportedYes, Support for Offline Reading List
Browser Tab SyncingYesYesNo
GamingWide Variety Of games, Plenty of Popular ReleasesWide Variety Of games, Less Popular Games releasesLimited Games but Unique Assortment of Games
Social GamingGame CenterNot SupportedXbox Live
Mobile BrowserMobile SafariGoogle ChromeInternet Explorer 10
3D MapsYes, Support for 3D MapsYes, via Google EarthYes, Support for 3D Maps
Turn by Turn NavigationYesYesYes
Digital Wallet SupportRumoredYesYes
Native Ticketing SystemYesNoYes
Flash SupportNoNoNo
Default Search EngineGoogleGoogleBing
Home Screenicon-centricicons and WidgetsTiles and Smaller icon-esque tiles
WidgetsIn Notification CenterYesNo
Productivity SuiteiWork Productivity SuiteGoogle DocsOffice Mobile
Voice RecognitionYes, With the Ability to launch AppsYes, With the Ability to launch AppsYes, With the Ability to launch Apps
Offline Voice RecognitionNoYesNo
Voice AssistantSiri Voice AssistantGoogle Now Voice AssistantTellme
WiFi SyncingYes, Support for WiFi SyncingNot SupportedYes, Support for WiFi Syncing
Full Device EncryptionNot SupportedNot SupportedYes, Support for Full Device Encryption
Tablet SupportYesYesYes, via Windows RT
OS updatesYesYesYes
Over The Air UpdatesYesYesYes
Cloud SupportiCloudGoogle Sync, Google DriveSkyDrive
CustomizationLimitedHighly Customization UILimited
Apps available in Apps Market650000+ Apps600000+ Apps100000+ Apps
NotificationsPull-Down, Banner and Pop-upPull-Down with Expandable, actionable notificationsToast and Banner
Hardware AccelerationYesYesYes
Find My Phone Service / Mobile Tracking serviceYesNoYes
Native Automobile IntegrationYesNoYes
Screenshot AbilityYesYesNo
Book StoreYesYesYes
Magazine SubscriptionYes, SupportedYes, SupportedNot Supported
Wireless Cloud BackupYes, 5GB iCloud free storageNo SupportedNo Supported
NFCRumored not ConfirmedYes, NFC SupportedYes, NFC Supported
Video Calls Over 3G and 4GYes, Support for Video Calls Over 3G and 4GYes, Support for Video Calls Over 3G and 4GYes, Support for Video Calls Over 3G and 4G

Source – redmondpie.com

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