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When it comes to smartphones there’s a long list of manufacturers around the globe, whether it’s multinational companies or just local manufacturers who aren’t known outside of a single country, at the end of the day, you’re only going to find three operating systems running on these phones.

Out of these three operating systems, only one is truly exclusive and found on a single line of phones and devices, these handheld devices are known all across the globe for their luxurious experience, the operating system is called iOS and the company behind its success is Apple.

iOS – Apple

Apple was successful in accomplishing what other operating systems are only now starting to do, when it comes to making a single operating system for every single device, and connecting all of the devices together, synchronizing media as well as data between them, having the ability to locate your lost devices or just the amount of security and protection against malicious intents, iOS is far beyond other operating systems.

Available for tablets, smartphones as well as Apple’s personal computers, iOS has been the backbone behind Apple’s success, whether it’s the elegant UI, the seamless flow between applications or just the ease of use and simplicity, if you’re aiming for luxury as well as security, iOS is the choice for you.

Android – Google

Google entered the smartphone market with their newly acquired Android OS, they built upon it and in just a few years, Android is currently the most used operating system in the world for handheld devices. The reason behind its success however is quite simple, if you’re a developer and familiar with programming, then Android gives you the tools you need to make whatever you please.

Where iOS has specific limitations and blocks when you try to access core OS-only features, Android is based on the Linux Kernel which can be modified to your needs, you’re more than capable of completely removing the OS and reinstalling your own personal version of it if it pleases you.

On the other hand, this also opened several doors for app developers, the open source nature of Android caused developers from all across the globe to swarm in, where Apple is extremely strict on what makes it to the iTunes App Store, Google’s Play Store is a safe haven for developers, this however  has caused quite a long list of apps on the Play Store that might be considered malware by some people.

Windows – Microsoft

Microsoft wasn’t going to stay far behind, working towards a goal similar to that of Apple, Microsoft has been making Windows itself far more “handheld friendly”, with their recent release of touch-screen personal computers along with tablets that act as laptops (detachable keyboards), the Windows OS has changed dramatically over the past few years.

At the end of the day however, with Windows 10, Microsoft has announced that they’re going to start working towards a single uniform version of Windows available on all their devices, the Windows App Store is currently accessible on personal computers as well handheld smartphones and tablets, developers for Windows based apps have also been increasing, the numbers are nowhere close to that of Android but Windows by itself is quite intriguing, simply because of a simple fact: Nearly everyone has owns a personal computer running Windows.


At the end of the day, choosing between the three is not a simple task, it’s all about what you like in a handheld device.

If you’re aiming for a stable, elegant, luxurious and secure operating system, along with one of the most authentic app store with movies, songs as well as the games and tools we all love, then Apple’s iOS is just for you.

If you’re aiming for a customizable (with no boundaries), fully accessible and the ability to change anything that you don’t like (assuming you’re familiar with the tech being used behind-the-scenes), as well as a vast array of applications to choose from, Google’s Android is the OS for you.

And if you’re looking for something familiar to what you already own, the ability to connect your phone and computer as well as everything that the Windows Store has to offer, all accompanied by Microsoft’s vast array of products, feel free to pick up a Windows Phone.