58points

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

79points

iOS 8.1

48points

Windows 8

Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Comparison winner
iOS 8.1
Windows 8
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27 facts in comparison

Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15) vs iOS 8.1 vs Windows 8

Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
iOS 8.1
Windows 8
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
iOS 8.1
Windows 8
58
points
79
points
48
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Why is Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15) better than iOS 8.1 & Windows 8?

  • Allows app installs on the device's external storage
  • Is free and open source
  • Supports Java

Why is iOS 8.1 better than Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15) & Windows 8?

  • Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
  • Has GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions
  • Supports slow motion video recording
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
  • Has a serial shot mode
  • Has AirPlay

Why is Windows 8 better than Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15) & iOS 8.1?

  • Is a multi-user system

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)
iOS 8.1
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)
iOS 8.1
Windows 8
3.Supports widgets
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
iOS 8.1
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)
iOS 8.1
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)
iOS 8.1
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)
iOS 8.1
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)
iOS 8.1
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)
iOS 8.1
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)
iOS 8.1
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)
iOS 8.1
Windows 8
4.Supports video chat
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
iOS 8.1
Windows 8
5.Has GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
iOS 8.1
Windows 8

The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.

6.Can create panoramas in-camera
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
iOS 8.1
Windows 8

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

Miscellaneous

1.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
iOS 8.1
Windows 8
2.Supports Java
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
iOS 8.1
Windows 8
3.Is a multi-user system
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
iOS 8.1
Windows 8
4.Has sharing intents
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
iOS 8.1
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.

5.has a serial shot mode
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
iOS 8.1
Windows 8

The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.

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