“iOS 5, Android 4 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich,’ Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Mango,’ and BlackBerry OS 7 were all released in the past few months, each promising to advance the iPhone, Android smartphones, Windows Phones, and BlackBerrys respectively to the head of the mobile pack,” Galen Gruman reports for InfoWorld. “But only one can be the best.”
“InfoWorld has tested each of the major mobile OSes on the flagship devices for each OS to see what the best smartphone is for business and professional users,” Gruman reports. “The answer is without a doubt the iPhone 4S, thanks to iOS 5, the Apple ecosystem, the smartphone’s solid hardware, and the new Siri voice-controlled ‘intelligent’ assistant.”
Gruman reports, “Android 4 made a good start to improving the interface, but it’s still inconsistent. It has even introduced some new metaphors and inconsistently implemented them, so it has a ways to go to be a polished OS. Windows Phone 7 is proficient but can do little beyond social networking, and it’s unclear whether Microsoft will try to make it a full-on platform like iOS or Android. Then there’s BlackBerry OS, which is being replaced later this year with a new OS — assuming RIM can finish the job, given its many delays and declining revenues. I suspect through all this, the iPhone 4S and the forthcoming ‘iPhone 5’ will remain the best smartphone.”
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