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Android smartphone shipments boom: industry tracker

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Google - giving the customers freedom and choice. It's a proven winner and it's only getting better. Android 4.2 is looking pretty sweet. and the best mobile OS out there right now

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NukeTheFridgeNov. 03, 2012 - 09:14AM JST

Google - giving the customers freedom and choice. It's a proven winner and it's only getting better. Android 4.2 is looking pretty sweet. and the best mobile OS out there right now

Certainly a good improvement over 2.4, but Windows Phone 8 (mentioned in the article) has a much better UI and possibly better back end, certainly has the sunspider marks to prove it.

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I'm waiting to see what kind of apps come out and if they'll work on Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 RT, and Windows 8 Pro, I may swap off Android and try out Windows Phone 8. I haven't gotten my hands on a Windows Phone 8 though, to at least try out.

I mean, I wish I had some of my Android apps on my computer. Although, they aren't anything more than just photobooks of Japanese idols.

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Korlacan KhanthavilayNov. 06, 2012 - 06:19AM JST

I'm waiting to see what kind of apps come out and if they'll work on Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 RT, and Windows 8 Pro, I may swap off Android and try out Windows Phone 8. I haven't gotten my hands on a Windows Phone 8 though, to at least try out.

Android apps don't work on windows 8 without a virtualization layer, but it is actually possible to do, and in fact there are programs that let you do it. As for dedicated Win8 apps, there's a few thousand apps, enough so that if you look for it there probably is something for what you're looking for. WP8 has about 120000 apps available, so about ten times more than would cover 6 sigma of purchase distribution.

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Ya, I figured there were Android emulators for Windows, just rather not have an emulator. I can do without, not a big deal.

As for Win8, what I mean is if like 1 app will work on all forms of Win8. Like let's say I had a SMS app. I'd want that 1 SMS app to function on WP8, Win8RT, and Win8Pro. Not sure if that's something MS did with Win8.

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