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iOS 8 vs Android L 5 vs Windows Phone 8.1 vs Tizen OS, Best Mobile OS Comparison

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iOS 8:

When it comes to Apple, the choice is pretty clear as people wants to have something unique and classic enough that they would feel proud while keeping it in their hands. In the last 5-6 years, mobile has become the most important and regular usable gadget in our lives and even if scientists claim that people can’t live without oxygen, we say that some may also die without their mobile phones.

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Inside the Apple smart phone, many of features are the same as other smart phones i.e. HD screen, Camera, Apps and many other options are quite alike as compared to other mobiles but there is something that is unique with Apple iPhone and that’s the Apple operating system or what they call iOS. Up until now, Apple has created 7 versions of iOS over the past couple of years and each of these versions is better than the last one. This way when Apple announced that it’s making iOS 8 for 2014, people thought of that one as the inventions as Apple has made in past for 7 different times but this time it’s different. According to the officials of Apple, iOS 8 is going to be the biggest release ever. Let’s take a look at the key features of this biggest ever release in the history of Apple.

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1.       Sending last location before the battery of the smart phone dies:
This is quite something for those who constantly lose their handsets and due to empty battery, can’t locate their devices. With iOS 8, Apple has took care of this problem as when the battery in the smart phone is about to end, it sends its location to cloud storage where the Apple saves the date for 24 hours so that if you have lost your phone, you can retrieve the information.

2.       Music identification:
This is a very unique feature in iOS 8 that if you play a music or songs to the inside built app, it instantly recognizes the music or the song and provide you all the details i.e. singer, album, release date, website that sells the song etc.

3.        It shows battery usage by different apps:
with iOS 8, now you can use your smart phone for much longer period with only one recharge as the new feature in this operating system provides you details of which application is consuming how much of the battery and this way you can shut down the heavy applications to save power.

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4.       Scanning credit cards:
While shopping online, now you don’t need to enter your credit card digits manually but with iOS 8, you can just scan the number with built in camera in the smart phone.

5.       Voice calls with Wi-Fi: 
It is always a big problem when you lost signals on your mobile and you have to make a quick phone call. With iOS 8, you can use Wi-Fi to make phones calls when you don’t want to or can’t use your network career.

6.       New camera and phone features:
With iOS 8, you can experience the camera feature live never before. There are huge changes made to the camera feature in the smart phone along with many changes in the gallery, photos timelines and additionally the feature of recovering deleted photos.

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7.       Voice messaging:
We can talk about the extraordinary and unique features of iOS 8 for all day long but still there will be some details that we will miss. Thus we are about to conclude the details and information about the features of iOS 8 but not without discussing the most important feature of all time; voice messaging. This is something quite new in the smart phone especially Apple as this technology has never been tested before. But, Apple has successfully not only invented it but also implemented it in the new iOS 8. With this feature, now you don’t need to type text message but you can just dictate the message with your voice and the phone will automatically convert your voice into text.

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Those who have used Nokia smart phones for years know that there was nothing more interesting that android OS that forced them to convert their preferences to android operating smart phones instead of classical symbian handsets. Google has made some remarkable inventions and has added number of unique and quite interesting features in every newer version of the android operating system. Along with the sweet names that all these versions were given like apple pie, banana bread, donut and cup cake, Google has also decided to give the newer version a sweet name but it’s not decided yet. There are some rumors that the company is going to call it L but it’s not for sure as some leaks have ensured that this version might be called lollipop. Take a brief look at the various new features of android L 5.0.

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1.       Material design:
Along with many other remarkable new features in the latest versions of android for couple of years, users felt that the company is focusing on the inside software related features and ignoring the outlook or the exterior of the OS which is such a setback for this good product. Thus in order to fulfill desires of all the users, Google has included new designs in the L 5.0 version. When you operate this OS, you experience more depth in the texture and more details in every inch of the screen. This is the OS version that is equally applicable to all tablets, PCs and smart phones at once.

2.       Voice features:
Android L 5.0 or the lollipop OS isn’t only about the outlooks and exterior but it also includes some of the newest and latest features software vise. For example, with this version of OS, you experience a new type of lock screen and it’s good to know that you can unlock your home screen by talking to the phone. Also when you are nearby the handset, it detects your voice and gets ready for use. Other than you or the owner, the phone presents itself as a regular unlock mode smart phone to all strangers. It also includes new features for jumping in between the apps and different web pages as it’s been made easier for the users to simultaneously use the web browsing and the apps at once without slowing down the handset. The keyboard also has a new look in android lollipop OS and instead of separate keys, all letters are printed on a flat surface which allows better experience for the users with slightly bigger thumbs and fingers.

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3.       Better performance with less power consumption:
No matter how expensive your smart phone is, you can’t use it for more than 1-2 days with single charge and that just bumps me out most of the time when I see the massive price tags of these latest smart phones but still not enough battery power to support the phone for more than 2 days. With new android L 5.0, the phone is equipped with many of the new software features which not only make the handset work faster but also allows the applications to consume less power thus leaving more juice in the phone to be used for more than 3-4 days. Also smart phone users experience that when they use more than one application at once, not only their battery dries out quickly but also the handset gets slower and slower making jumping in between the applications harder for them. With android L 5.0, users will experience something quite new in the OS version as it enhances the performance of the smart phone and allows the users to switch between applications more quickly.

4.       Android wear:
For those who loved the Galaxy gear with Galaxy Note 3, there is something interesting for you. Now you don’t need to use the android with a dissatisfaction of not having the same facility of using your smart phone from your wrist control device as Note 3 because android lollipop includes new feature of android wear. Just like Note 3, you can easily control most of the functions of your smart phone right from your wrist device and this way you can experience much faster browsing along with doing other stuff at once. All of the notifications and icons appear on the wear and you just need to swipe away the notification to ignore it and double tap it on it to use it.

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Windows phone version 8.1 was announced by Microsoft in San Francisco during official build conference on 2nd April 2014 and it was well received by the participants and marketers in the conference. This is the latest version of windows phone operating system started with windows 8 a year back and as it was quite a hit in the market, Microsoft started developing newer version for the smart phones to make them better to use and operate with ease and thus we encountered with windows phone 8.1.

There are dozens of smart phones mostly from Nokia that used windows phone 8.0 as operating system and the good news for their owners is that within months of its launch, they can easily upgrade their operating system to version 8.1 over the air.

Although windows phone 8.0 was a huge success among the users and it completely changed the way we used to operate smart phones but still there were some features missing and even if we didn’t know about those missing parts, the developers knew and now that we have windows phone 8.1, we can easily spot the differences and see the newer version is way better than the previous version in so many ways. Here we are going to discuss some of the best and almost unique features of this newer operating system for smart phones including:  

Windows 8 phone os

1.       Still old but in a better way:
With windows 8.1, you still get to experience the utilities and easy shortcuts as of windows 8 but there have made some more useful changes and shortcuts on the desktop for you. For example, now with windows 8.1, you don’t need to search and then click on the task manager or control panel but you can access these tools right from your desktop.

2.       Better touch experience:
Maybe you don’t notice the change in the touch feature of windows 8.1 on desktop computers and laptops but as soon you operate the 8.1 OS on a touch smart phone, you get to experience sleeker and smoother touch performance with this new updated version of windows 8.1. Either you type on the screen with touch feature or just use your regular tools; you can feel the change in the details and depth of touch on the screen with 8.1.

3.       Cortana (your personal assistant in windows phone 8.1):
In a way you can say that Cortana is an artificial intelligent software robot in your smart phone that is added in windows phone 8.1 and it helps you do dozens of tasks such as make calls, write messages, put notes for you and keep you update with some of the most important news such as the traffic situation on your way to work or the reminding of your upcoming meetings and most importantly, notifications to the latest updates on your favorite blogs and other websites.

4.       Start screen:
With windows phone 8.1, you can use your favorite image or a picture on the tiles on your start screen and these tiles fit together like a puzzle which means if you don’t want to see the usual tiles, you can just put an image of your choice too.

5.       Quite hours settings:
When you don’t feel like talking to your work staff or get notifications to interrupt your relaxing hours, you can turn this setting on and it will block all the unwanted calls, texts, notifications and smart phone beeps kind of stuff to disturb you but don’t worry as Cortana will notify you about the most important stuff related to the ones on the top of your priority list.

6.        New keyboard to type faster:
If you aren’t a fan of typing single buttons on the screen of your smart phone, you are in great luck with windows phone 8.1 as with this newer OS, you can slide your finger on the keyboard and the correct word will appear on the screen faster than ever.

7.       Find anything on your phone:
 In case you always forget emails, contact numbers or any other stuff, you can find it easily with new windows phone 8.1 and as you enter any tag to find, it will search all the contacts, messages, emails and notes in your smart phone to get the related results in no time.

8.       New camera features:
With windows phone 8.1, you can save more than one settings for your camera app and you can use these settings with just one touch. Also the burst mode is made more efficient to take pictures of difficult objects like kids, animals or any type of fast moving objects and later with the list or 20 pictures, you can choose the best that you like.

9.       App buying is made easier:
 With new windows phone 8.1, you can buy apps online with great ease. It automatically recommends the most appropriate apps to you when you are connected via Wi-Fi and it can also update the apps without disturbing you. Also the apps that you buy stay in the history so that you can easily uninstall them without looking for them in the smart phone.

10.   Battery saver:
With windows phone 8.1, it is made easier to operate the smart phone for longer hours with closing the unwanted apps on the background. You can easily choose a battery saver profile from your personal settings and it will not allow any of the unwanted or less important app to run in the background that could drain battery power.



So far we have discussed 3 of the top operating systems in the world and the similar thing in those OSs is that they are in operations for quite some time and people are very familiar with those operating systems but unlike that, here we are talking about Tizan which is a brand new operating system and it will soon be introduced by Samsung. It’s not that far that we have heard about this new operating system and as soon it hit the news, many people starting asking the question that why Samsung is going to take a risk by implementing this OS in their smart phones.

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The answer to that question is that Samsung has developed this OS by itself and as most of the smart phone companies using their own OS, Samsung is using android for quite some time and it’s time for this Galaxy fame manufacturer to use its own operating system. Here we are going to discuss some of the top features of Tizan OS.

1.       It’s cheaper as compared to IOS and android:
You know that Samsung is currently using android operating system that is not the unique one as many other smart phone manufacturers are also using it. Thus when Samsung implements Tizan as their premium OS, their smart phones are going to price cheaper. We have heard the news that Samsung is soon to add four new handsets to the Galaxy family which are comparatively cheaper and maybe it’s because these cheap smart phones will run on Tizan.

2.       Its open source:
Tizan OS has many unique and interesting new features but the most important element in this OS is that it’s open source. When an operating system is open source, it means that there is no need to develop separate applications for this OS but you can also use the apps developed for other OSs i.e. android and IOS. It also means that when an application is developed for Tizan, other operating systems can also use this application as well. This is the great news for application developers as they know that their applications will also be used by other operating systems as well as by Tizan.

3.       It will definitely be a hit in the market:
As we have discussed above that Tizan will use the applications from other operating systems without much of the change in the code, it makes it more clear that when Samsung launches its first handset using Tizan OS, there will be already millions of applications that this phone could use. This makes it a bigger success that users will like to interface with this unique and broader operating system and the applications that they already have purchased for their other operating systems can also be used for their new smart phone that operates on Tizan.

4.       Better user interface:
It is claimed by the Samsung officials that Tizan OS is going to use ARM x86 processors which are faster, quicker and consume less energy as compared to many other processors still in operations i.e. quad-core processors. Along with better battery timings in the smart phone, users will experience a complete new interface with Tizan which they had never seen in android, IOS or windows phones. 

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