Apps View: Nokia Lumia, Android & iOS

Nokia Lumia is Windows phone. So, choosing Lumia is all about choosing Windows Mobile OS over iOS and Android. Is it a right choice? Does Windows mobile OS make any sense?

Right now world of mobile OS is witnessing a steep fight within Windows Phone7, iOS and Android. We don’t think any of them lame. However, no one can claim the crown hands down. So, we will try to see which mobile OS gives us better deal across the fronts.

Availability of device
This is a major decisive factor and Android is the best in terms of affordability. Thanks to Google, you get almost hundreds of Android-ready phones across almost every price points. iOS and Windows Mobile OS are limited to only handful of devices. Unlike Apple, Windows phones are more in numbers but most of them are pretty expensive. So, just like iOS, Windows mobile OS is also not well-affordable.

Availability of software apps
The close competitors are, of course, Android and iOS. In case you want no-nonsense apps and ready to pay for them, go for iOS. Arguably Apple holds the best range of apps at this moment. Android apps are fast catching up. You get lots of free to share apps but not all of them are very efficient.

Compared to iOS and Android, Windows Mobile is a late starter. So, you get only handful of apps on windows platform. However, Microsoft is wooing app-developer community to increase availability of software apps on its platform.

Third party unapproved apps
There is no legal version of iOS or Windows Mobile that allows unapproved third party apps. That could be a problem if you want full freedom regarding software usage on your mobile OS. There are jailbreak iPhones and Windows Phones but they are not always very reliable. With Android you have completely no restriction. However, it’s also true that very few of those unapproved third-party apps are actually useful.

Cloud computing integrated
It is pretty common term today and allows you to store data seamlessly. Apple offers in-built access to iCloud on all its mobile devices; currently free of costs. It is easy to use, allows to store and sync contents of any type.

Android OS phones do not allow cloud facility directly. However, you can use third party services available like, and Dropbox. Microsoft has its SkyDrive cloud computing facility. However, no windows mobile phone comes preinstalled with this service. You have to install from market.

Voice Control
Apple has its Siri. It’s at any point the best voice activated control system. However, right now you get it only with iPhone 4S. We believe in due course, Siri will be available across other iOS mobile devices.

Android is still not in comfortable position as far as voice activation is concerned. Microsoft has ‘Tellme’; but that too suffers from accentuated language. That means you are limited by options and accents. Apple allows you to use natural accent freely.

This is a factor, on which all the three mobile OS performs well. There are arguments and few prefer Android over other two. However, there is not much visible gap.

So, no single answer we have right now. In case you are not limited by budget, Nokia Lumia is surely a better device with user-friendly interface from Microsoft.

You may also like to know where to find cheap mobile phones.

  • About the author: Brianne is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on technology. Beside this she is fond of gadgets. Recently an article on Sony Ericsson satio attracted her attention. These days she is busy in writing an article on Windows 8 tablet PC.

Long-term interest rates of
Euro-zone countries 
World leaders continue to put pressure on Europe to form a solution to the sovereign debt crisis. These leaders assert that the unstable Eurozone poses a significant threat to the global economy. The consequences of this crisis are far reaching and even affect such varied industries as financing an auto loan or modular homes for sale. Several factors contribute to the looming threat of the European debt crisis including the tendency of emergencies to become dire when a timely solution is not reached. Also problematic is the “one size fits all” strategy that prevents diverse European nations to develop individual solutions. Although this crisis has reached epic proportions, some savvy investors have found ways to profit.

As history demonstrates, a widespread financial emergency becomes more severe when a timely solution is not found. Several factors have challenged the ability to come to a swift resolution of the European debt crisis. The one currency model of the euro has dissuaded countries with a healthier economy like Germany from coming to the table. Politics have also challenged a solution to this crisis as national leaders combine efforts to balance the economy with election strategies and political agendas. However, the inability to reach a swift solution is not the only challenge facing member of the Eurozone.

Some experts surmise that the current economic crisis felt throughout Europe is the effect of a “one size fits all” financial system applied to individual nations in the Eurozone. The governments of the sixteen nations of the Eurozone are varied and diverse. This is characterized by the wide gap in the rates of unemployment different countries report. A country’s first line of defense against widespread financial trouble is an increase in interest rates, but Eurozone countries are barred from this strategy as they are subject to interest rates determined by the European bank. Although this economic crunch is felt on a global level, some investors have found a way to profit.

Although the European debt crisis accompanies hardship and uncertainty, some American investors have found it offers a unique financial advantage. According to 18th century nobleman Baron Rothschild, “The time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets.” US investors who tout Rothschild’s business philosophy look for ways to benefit as European companies feel the pressure to divest assets. US investors can benefit when European companies struggle for financial assistance. The uncertain times of the European debt crisis have also spawned resurgence in the public’s interest in gold.

The financial crisis that has engulfed much of Europe has created a unique opportunity for gold investors. In times of economic unrest and fear, the public likes to invest in tangible assets like gold. Crowd psychology is a major determining factor in the valuation of stocks. Gold investors can take advantage of the shaky public opinion of the euro and encourage clients to invest in gold: a surer bet.

Global leaders hope to find a solution to the European debt crisis that has had a widespread negative effect on the global economy. Although this financial unrest has had far reaching consequences, a number of investors have found a way to benefit from the uncertainty.

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