Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean Vs. Windows® 8 – Who is The Winner?
Two tech brands Google and Microsoft have announced their latest updates in mobile operating system. While Google has rolled out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on its Google Nexus 7 tablet, Microsoft tipped to launch Windows 8 in October 2012. Both Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Windows 8 are seen with noteworthy improvements in interface, graphics, performance and other specifications.
Here we have compared latest features of two leading mobile operating systems of Google and Microsoft.
Interface and Usability
Windows 8 is built upon its typical ‘Live Tiles’ that are fluid enough to enable users to customize the tiles according to their needs. Users are already familiar to those square shaped tiles with Windows 7 Metro interface which include several apps like music player, calls, messages, Instant Messaging, photo album etc., and now it is more interactive and customizable. Likewise, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean also features a buttery smooth user interface with resizable and customizable home screen. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been designed to make widgets even more fluid and easier to move on your tap. The home screen automatically accommodates to adjust placement of widgets according to your choice.
Though Android 4.1 Jelly Bean features a standard Android Internet browser, but the Google Nexus 7 tablet that features this OS features Google Chrome. On Windows 8, Microsoft has brought the latest version of Internet Explorer 10 browser which promises enhanced safety with phishing filter and SmartScreen Filter to prevent users being tracked by websites.
Other notable differences in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Windows 8 are seen on –
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has currently 600,000 total apps on Google Play app store while Windows 8 users will have access to 100,000 apps for download.
Android already has impressed us with its Facebook app and integration which remains intact on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. You can continue uploading and sharing photos on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean based device, can pull Facebook data including Facebook friends for phonebook contacts stored on your mobile device. Windows 8 also promises seamless Facebook platform on mobile device with Facebook status updates, photos, Facebook Chat etc. which are integrated with Windows’s own sections such as Calendar, People, Messaging etc.
So, who is the winner among Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Windows 8? Write us your comments.