Windows Phone Era Has Passed, What Will The User Opt Now? If Not Windows, Then What? The Windows phone thing is almost at the verge of becoming a past now, so every present windows phone user is looking for an option & most precisely I would say, a perfect option for a smoother transition. Out of the 3 main OS developers i.e Android, iOS & Windows, there will only two left out very soon & within these two, users will have to look after for the perfect one that they should opt in future. It is going to become a two horse race now, although becoming much easier to choose from but too limiting at the same time. User’s like me were expecting much from Microsoft regarding the Windows phone future as they were steadily building promises for the Unified Windows Platform. But unfortunately that didn’t happen and the users are left out with only those options that they had never chosen as their perfect companion.
What Is The User Going To Opt As An Alternate Over The Windows Phone? iOS or Android?
However, Microsoft has always been working hard on bringing up a cross-platform that could embrace both iOS & Android. As a result of such projects now Microsoft Edge can also be used on both iOS & Android with the facility to “Continue on PC” for Windows PC users. But still, iOS will not be on the top of the list when talked about integrating with the Microsoft ecosystem & the Windows 10 OS, unlike Android.
Users can get more personalized options like receiving texts from their Android phones directly to their Windows 10 PCs while iOS has not yet integrated any such feature for Windows 10 PC users. Android is allowing its users to make even the non-Google apps, for instance, Bing, Cortana & Edge as their default apps while iOS is still lagging behind.
Although Microsoft has yet not shown any signs of slowing its commitment to making Android a home for Microsoft’s services; nor of making Microsoft’s ecosystem a home for Android. But it is not the same when talked about Microsoft’s commitment to iOS, it will never integrate as deeply into Microsoft’s ecosystem as Android. This might be another reason as to why the Windows phone users will need their Microsoft experience to pass on to iPhone(iOS).
The Discussion: From Windows Phone To iOS or Android?
To add more I would have listed a long set of features that are lacked or being an addition to different OS but concludingly will try to get straightly with the bold ones as of now. With Android, the user will always have an option to expand the storage while the iPhone user wouldn’t be getting any. For switching to an iPhone, Windows user will have to look out for some extra budget as they are too expensive while there are many flagship Android phones with a wide variety to choose from at much lower prices.
As per our above discussions, everything looks like going in favor of Android but wait here’s some big lackings to the Android too, no one is perfect you know. According to a Threat Intelligence Report, Android is found to be an acting magnet for malware and viruses, as over two-thirds of all infected devices in the past year were running Android. Over 75% of the Android apps were found to be secretly tracking user data without proper permissions.
Although Google is set to implement some new standards for providing a warning to such illegal activities & according to them they are all prepared to bring its enforcement by the first quarter of 2018. But that doesn’t seem to be enough for such a big privacy leak & infringement(if found any).
The Conclusion- Are You A Windows Phone User? Where To Go Now?
So if you are reading this article there is more probability of you being a Windows phone user. You must be a little upset & worried too at the same time. But no need to be in a dilemma anymore as we are all here for you to reach up to a conclusion & opt the best present out there. So finally Switching from a Windows Phone may be an unwilling choice but opting for Android or iOS is up to you.
You must have made compromises earlier also in daily life, here you will go with another one now. No no, you are getting it wrong I am not telling you all to make a compromise with your beloved & best companion in the form of a Phone. If you don’t want to compromise on your privacy, security & most importantly the Platform consistency then you will have to do that with your budget and go for iOS and if you can’t move up to that budget then definitely you have no choice left out there other than opting to an Android device. Don’t get upset guys just take the maximum out of your present Windows Phone, as much as you can, I am also doing the same and living with a dying Windows Handset. All the best guys & while keeping in mind the facts & figures discussed today try to upgrade soon to a perfect companion.