ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Android vs windows.

Updated on June 4, 2013

Google's android is a major operating system for smartphones. Microsoft's windows is another solid competitors for android.Undoubtedly Windows phone is attracting users with different features but it still lags some of the important features. This might be the main reason why Windows is not able to win the battle. If we are spending our money in buying smartphones then first we must find the best one for us. This post helps you to find the some of the missing important features of Windows phone. I don't mean to show only the flaws of Windows phone, I am just concern about making you guys aware about the shortcomings of windows phone. I will be also discussing about the important features of windows phone in next post.

1. Apps market.

If you choose to use smartphone then you obviously mean that you want a lots of applications for your smartphone. Windows Apps market have hardly 80,000 of apps and most of them are paid apps. But if we view on android's play store there are more then 400,000 of applications and games and most of them are free. Window's market claims to have covered most of the important and popular applications and games but some great applications like Temple Run, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger, Opera, Subway Surfers, Instagram, Google Chrome, Firefox, Yahoo Mail, Nimbuzz and a lot of awesome games are not included on window's apps store.

2. Price.

Not all of us can afford to buy High-end smartphones. Android devices on market are available from low price range to high so that all user can be easily included. Most of the phone manufacturing companies(Samsung, htc, lg, karbon,micromax, colors ...) are using android operating system and providing users the smartphones as per their levels. Very few companies like nokia and htc are using windows operating system and they are not yet able to provide good smartphones with high features in low price. The budget you use to buy a low specification windows phone will be fair enough for you to get a high features android smartphone.

3.No File explorer

Alright you are using a smartphone but you don't have any file explorer, so you ask to yourself how smart is your smartphone?? It obviously effects the way you use your smartphone. It becomes difficult for you to manage your phone's memory without file explorer, Especially it is difficult when you try to save those file which are not supported by windows phone.

4.No task manager

We are using smartphone that means we should not worry about how many applications we are using, there should be a smart way to end all the on going process and unwanted but active applications in a easier way. While in android we could simply open the task manager and we could view all the list of tasks going on with the details of memory uses and we could terminate all processes in just one click. But if you expect the same features in window smartphone(well not so smart in this case :D) then you will be sorry for yourself because there is no such features on windows (most commonly 7.5 and 8). For you to close the running application , first you have to open it and terminate it manually, don't it seems so hetic? come on we are using smartphone so we want everything in smart way. so Window should think about this issue too.

5.No Google apps

Whether it is the consequence of cold war between Google and windows or the negligence of windows , there is no Google apps in windows phones. There are many important Google apps that we use in our day to day life but windows doesn't seem to understand its importance.If you are a user of Google's apps like Gmail, Gtalk, Google Plus, Google Maps, Chrome, etc then you will obviously think twice before buying a window's phone because unfortunately all of them are still missing in Windows Os.

6. Android is highly costumizable then windows.

Another important feature that makes android the winner is that android is highly costumizable then Windows. You can modify your android as per your wish. You may root your android <p> and install various costume Roms to make it more attractive. You can even make your android look like windows phones.

Android or Windows.

Which phone do you use?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      4 years ago

      Great blog. I immediately hunegr to say with the aim of i like the design of this blog How long does it take to kind it? I like it very much!Your blog were lofty. The content were very attention-grabbing. I maintain really learned another things by your blog situate.Really poverty to say with the aspiration of i like the design of this blog How long does it take to progress to it?


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)