58points

Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)

77points

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)

48points

Windows 8

Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Comparison winner
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8
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Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15) vs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18) vs Windows 8

Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8
58
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77
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48
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Why is Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15) better than Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18) & Windows 8?

Why is Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18) better than Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15) & Windows 8?

  • Has offline voice recognition
  • Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics

Why is Windows 8 better than Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15) & Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)?

  • Has a child lock

Key features and highlights

General info

1.Is free and open source
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

2.Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8
3.Supports widgets
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8

You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.

4.The browser has word wrap
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8

The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.

5.has a search browser
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8

With a search browser application you can surf the internet from your device.

Updates

1.can be updated over-the-air
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8

It can be updated over the air (OTA) w/o connecting to a computer

2.has free syncing OTA
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8

All your contacts and calendar dates are synced over-the-air.

Features

1.can be used as a WiFi hot spot
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8

With a large enough data plan, you could cancel your home internet and use the device as a hotspot.

2.Has customizable notifications
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8

You can easily manage notifications by adjusting your preferences, and you can also turn them off completely for specific apps.

3.You can take a screenshot of your phone's screen
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8
4.Supports video chat
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8
5.Can create panoramas in-camera
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.

6.Tracks the current position of a mobile device
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8

The OS has a feature for tracking the position of a mobile device. This feature is particularly useful if your phone gets stolen or if you lose it.

Miscellaneous

1.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8
2.Supports Java
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8
3.Has offline voice recognition
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

4.Is a multi-user system
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8
5.Has sharing intents
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Windows 8

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

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