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WP7 was a bad experience

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I should never have swapped my iPhone experience for the weak OS that is WP7. But from my mistake there is a little silver Android lining and without trying different mobile OS I could never be sure if I was limiting my mobile experience.

The only mobile OS I have yet to try is Google’s Android OS. It’d be easy for me to return to iOS and the iPhone 5 but I’m looking for more than the rigid perfectionism that Apple have devised. So after a brief hands-on in a mobile phone store today(with a Samsung Galaxy S3) and reading this excellent piece on using the Android OS for 29 days my head was turned.

WP7 was frustration after frustration, once I saw past the live-tile interface. Little things like not being able to highlight and copy easily, very little chance to customise the OS to my liking, poor options and non-existent settings didn’t help when the best Twitter app, Carbon, decided on the 23rd Sept that they had enough of the WP OS. It left me with an app that I relied on heavily to suddenly stop working and leave too much of a bad taste in my mouth. It also didn’t help matters when I discovered the new home for Carbon would be the Android OS!

Tomorrow is the 26th Sept and it’s my birthday. Kinda handy that…

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Written by David Osbon

September 25, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Posted in Mobile OS

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