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This year, for some reason, you didn’t want to tell us about the best company of the year. Only 220 of you voted in this poll, which makes 2013’s poll less reliable than previous years. Nevertheless, results are results, and this year, they weren’t especially surprising. So let’s see how you rated the major companies of the year!

In the very last and a bit shameful place, we have Facebook, with only 1% of the votes. It’s followed by Nokia, which only managed to grab 4% of the votes. Next in line is Microsoft, with 6% of the votes, followed closely by Apple, with 8%. Mozilla, 2011’s winner, managed to grab 10% of the votes, with Samsung, losing its previous 2nd place spot, coming close after it with 11%.

This leaves us with the two top companies, but it was not a close race. In second place, Amazon won 14% of your votes, and in first place by a huge margin lies no other than Google yet again, with 39% of the votes.

What can we say? Another clear win for Google, despite the comments being full of reasons to hate them. It’s the never-ending Google irony.


Comment Of The Week

I normally try to choose a different winner every week, in order to spread those t-shirts as far and wide as possible. This does mean I don’t choose the best comment every week — I certainly do — but I never chose the same person two weeks in a row. There’s always a first time!


This week’s best comment is yet again by Scout D, who wrote a very convincing comment about why Mozilla is actually the best company this year. He wins Comment Of The Week for this comment:

I’m personally not a fan of big-business gerrymandering, so I voted for the Mozilla project. The new Firefox OS concept has the potential to reinvent what smartphones have the ability to do, and once it hits store shelves we won’t have to decide whether to go with Apple’s closed-garden paywall or support Google’s endlessly confusing business model. Soon there will be a mobile phone not for the mainstream user, not for the geek, but for the developer that wants to have a decent alternative that doesn’t suck. For their innovation in new projects and the continued support of their software, I have to say that the Mozilla project deserves to be the best.

While there were several other good comments, they were mainly about why Google shouldn’t win, and not about who should win. It pays to be positive!

Android vs. iOS vs. Windows Phone vs. Blackberry

Love our t-shirts? The best comment in this poll will get one of our geeky t-shirts. That’s right, for free! So get commenting!

Which is really the best OS? Do you always go for an iPhone because you’ve always had one? Do you opt for Android because you’re invested in Google’s ecosystem? Do you always choose the best mobile OS out there, or are you not using the one you think is best? There’s no denying the fact that both Windows Phone and Blackberry have come a long way, and even the sworn Android user can admit that iOS is pretty slick. So put those biases aside and ignore your actual phone for a minute. Now tell us the truth, which is the best mobile OS out there?

Think the best one is Mozilla’s? Or maybe Ubuntu? Vote for “None of the above” and tell us all about them in the comments. We’d also love to hear what makes the best OS truly the best.

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  1. Šis ir mans v?rds
    February 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Jolla Sailfish-it's fully open and I can remove all bloatware without breaking anything(including warranty)

  2. Devashish
    February 28, 2014 at 2:04 am

    The problem with BB is the hardware, not the OS. So as a whole, it sucks.
    Windows Phone is the best for me. Never lags and the battery performance is impressive. Some apps crashed, but they let you know that the app is crashing and why. That wins the case for them.
    Android is becoming more vague and confusing by each update. Lags a lot, crashes a lot and doesn't provide a good battery performance.

  3. papadar
    January 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I used all operating systems (well in fact I am using my Xperia SP now and keyboard sucks while am typing on a browser like you have to wait for seconds before the keyboard comes out on the notification and allow me to use it. Right now as i type, i switch to galaxjy Note 8 coz it pissed me off)

    To start off,  I voted for IOS. There was a magnet that draws me back to it because of it's simple UI. Same reason why I recommend it. Unfortunately, iPhone and the IOS ecosystem is really very expensive. Well, you get what you paid for. I could say that IOS works for me also (had an iPhone 4s and iPad. My brother has an iPad 4). IOS 7 is really a great update.

    Android - for me it was the best.... in terms of feature.. (s pen, eye-scrolling, smart stay, rooting, overclocking,) its like you can do whatever you want, at your own risk of discovering it yourself.

    windows phone - i have given my Lumia to my mom and to my surprise she learned how to use it in no time. She is turning 60y/o this year and never touched a smartphone. She only plays fruit ninja on ipads so i gave her the lumia so she can play everywhere. windows phone is very fast and fluid. Seamless synchronization with my windows 8.1 laptop. I just didnt like that it lacks a native file manager wherein you can access files.

    BB10 - well... if we are saying as the "best OS" i could say and agree.. hands down it is.. i have used bb7 during my corporate days and IT JUST WORKS. You got file manager, good keyboard, stock browser (with flash) that works, and very nice tool for messaging (which is the primary functions of my smartphone). My friend said before that "blackberry is the extension of my hand". Coz simply it works for people who work. I have awaited the BB10 last year but it was too expensive that time.

    As for me, i stated before "i love apples and berries."
    well the world may say, BB is dying, but again, if there is something that works for you, then go for it.

  4. RevySketch
    January 27, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    BlackBerry...and it's really not even close.

    I work in digital media production, own a Macbook Pro and a PC. I've also gone the Galaxy route and continue to test out new Android and Windows Phone devices to compare.

    I choose BlackBerry 10.

    I'm typing this entire message with swiping gestures and outstandingly accurate predictive text.

    • Messages and files are completely SECURE.
    • Free video and /or voice chat through BlackBerry Messenger - the best IM client.
    • Hub integration of built in application OR 3rd party applications take productivity to the Apex of mobile computing.
    • Incredibly stable and fluid multi-tasking.
    • Excellent battery life.
    • Best-in-class web browsing.
    • Built-in photo and video editing.
    • Time-Shift camera - Always get the right shot.
    • Natural Sound - crystal clear audio/video that masterfully and accurately transmits based on placement and distance to the microphone. Rivals the studio level of Beats Audio.

    Simply put, it's a truly impressive os that refuses to compromise on efficiency, security, and communication.

  5. Amir Khoshniat Aram
    January 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Welcome to our land, a land which is famous with their delicious Blackberry, Big Windows in houses , clean iOS mountains and with the highest tower in the world called Android :):)

  6. Bruce W
    January 23, 2014 at 5:31 am

    I find myself using Android OS more and more. Its just so readily available to me via my Nexus tablet.

  7. Mad_Geek
    January 20, 2014 at 3:29 am

    None of them.
    -Android is too fragmented, data control is none, apps spy regularly on you (the fact nothing happens in your life doesn't mean they are not taking your data in), there is too much advertising and i don't share a pinch of the Google model based on A) Asking your real name for everything and B) joining G+ at all costs (Including preventing you from commenting on software you may have bought on Play unless you join the G+ platform willingly or unwillingly); due to all this fragmentation and the rest i can't essentially buy anything on Play (I wish i could but i never inserted my credit card data in it as it's intrinsically unsafe). In short despite being a winner for most users i consider Android a cancer for society.
    - WP, while running from Android, i ended up getting a Nokia 1520. After two weeks of use i am reselling it as i am desperate with keyboard usage, lack of real apps and as much advertising as the one i was running away from in Android.
    - My hope lies in some non US, safer, pay-per OS as BB used to be, where rather than getting everything free (which is not actually free as you are revealing even the size of your pants and how many times a week you sit in the toilet), which actually is safe, fast, updates regularly and has the high-end quality software professionals requires while complying with the need for some privacy. I'd rather go for a professional proprietary platform (not Windows Phone, which is for amateurs) than for a "free" system where free means my third party keyboard on Android activates my antivirus because it includes a keylogger. Possibly from a manufactures that is outside the US as any device or OS implementation coming from that side of the Ocean is instrinsically unsafe like the Chinese ones.
    I hope Blackberry makes a come back with a new OS, new devices and a range of software for which i pay and i get my privacy. The costs of the Google "open", "free" model are too high even though users don't realize for now.

  8. Danny
    January 15, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    I have been. Using over the last few years, prior to that I was a BlackBerry OS6 user but it lacked .apps. Android and IOS IOS is better Windows socks. Then I got a BlackBerry Z 10 and. All I have to say is we have come a long way baby, the BB10 blows all the rest out if the water, smooth fluid, sensible OS. Its definitely light years ahead of the rest the apps or lack of it was filled using 10.2.1. And actually runs better than Android apps on Android! BlackBerry is without question the best OS.! My advice to anyone thinking about getting a new device go for BlackBerry. Don't believe the negative cheap said about the devices, if I am honest to myself the BlackBerry is. Number 1.

  9. achin verma
    January 15, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    BB10 best OS really? Haven't tried it out yet but this is news to me

    • greg-s
      January 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      Then get on with it! Get your hands on the Best OS out there!

  10. Jazz
    January 10, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Wow! BlackBerry winning? I am not surprised in the least though. I. Own a Samsung s4, HTC 1, IPhone 5s and finally the BlackBerry Z10
    The. Android is laggy,apatt from flaws in the Security, the Windows. Lacks fluidity and IOS well let's say there is a reason why the say there's " an. App for that", the Z 10 is smooth as silk Super fast Browser, Hub ,key pad , ability to both work and play on the same device is incredible! Balance creates both a secure side and does not compromise the Security nor other Entertainment aspects whatsoever

    • Devashish
      February 28, 2014 at 2:12 am

      The windows phone lacks fluidity? Have you swiped through a WP for even 5 minutes?

  11. Glenn Smith
    January 9, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    All I can say is BB is the best OS on the market. I currently own and use daily the following: 1) Android tablet running 4.0, 2) Android tablet running 4.2, 3) BB PB tablet running 1.2, 4) BB PB tablet running 2.1, 5) my laptop running Windows7, and last, but certainly far, far from least is 6) my BlackBerry Pearl 8130 smartphone running, wait for it...... on the even older platform ! Now, android has several good points, but more bad ones. Windows on a laptop is what it is. The PlayBook tablets are the 64GB, and I love them, but.... They also have their drawbacks. BUT for ME, the proof that RIM has the all-time best OS out there is the fact that my phone is over eight years old, used heavily on a daily basis for not just calls but to go online. The system has never crashed or locked-up on me, not ONCE! I constantly challenge people to a duel to see who can load a webpage the fastest, whether they are on their phone, tablet, netbook, notebook, or laptop. I win 90% of the time with this old, antiquated, dying, beat, dead software and OS! All my apps loaded OTA, with only an occasional hitch. They all run flawlessly. Heck, I even have one that lets me send a fax using the built in 5MP camera. And yes, over the years I have either owned or used my wife and kids' iPhones and Windows phone. THEY are constantly changing what they use. And not because they don't recognize BB's superiority, but because, as so many commenters have pointed out, BB is not COOL in the mainstream media. Remember, the King is dead! Long live the King!

  12. Barry H
    January 9, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Was an Android lover for years, switched to IOS two years ago, Tried it didn't see what all the hype was about, battery was a mess had to recharge constantly, I switched to the Windows 8 phone and the platform whilst nice was lacking in a lot of areas, then I discovered the BlackBerry Z30 for Christmas and birthday gift to myself as I heard of the battery life, wow! That was the first time with the BB10 and believe me the flow of the OS and Hub is incredible I will have to say the best for me this far is without a doubt the BlackBerry 10. I rate it a 10 all the way

  13. Michael Jones
    January 7, 2014 at 5:24 am

    For the record my company uses all of these platforms and I have used all the latest devices, from a security and purely Business sense or point of view, the BlackBerry 10 is miles ahead of the others, we tried moving away from BlackBerry with the offer for sale last year and we were testing these other platforms,( our company) were BBOS users prior to the uncertainty surrounding BlackBerry 10 ,hence we have tried all the rest, the result was not one of the other OS were able to match BB10 and we realized that the only option was to stay with BlackBerry, we are now pleased that the company has taken down the for sale sign and collectively breathed a sigh of relief, we decided to go full out now with the BB10 and will be implementing another 10, 000 units to our team in the first quarter of the year! The Hub and work space through Balance. . Security of BES. And a fantastic all round OS experience makes BB10 our choice. None of the other platforms come close

  14. Bla1ze
    January 6, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Yo yo yo BBRY McShizzles the rest!

  15. mark-W.
    January 6, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I confess, I'm a hard core apple user, peer pressure maybe but most of my friends at college for the most part are on IOS, I was given a BlackBerry Z10 last November by my aunt for my birthday and boy was I in shock! I couldn't believe how easier my life became, I was pleasantly surprised by the hub the unification of all my communication into one, FB twitter what's up etc. Though I will not readily admit my love for BB10 to my friends, I am quite a fan if the OS. Guess you can call me a closeted BB lover lol! I am not surprised by the results of this poll cause anyone who actually picks up a BlackBerry device can't help but admit it's Amazing! I would say light years ahead of what's on the market! The updates I have gotten over the last couple months have me quite excited by the next update to come! I give BlackBerry two thumbs up and urge everyone not to believe the negative write ups till the actually try the 10!

  16. Matthew H
    January 6, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Insanely interesting to see that Blackberry has 50%. Interesting, but not surprising. Blackberry 10 is insanely good.

  17. bizzarregeetarz
    January 6, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Honestly I have been a BB nut for a while, but even then one thing stunned me about BB10: I was done playing around with it and actually stopped noodling around on my phone all the time after 1 DAY!!! I wondered if it just wasn't appealing to me or whatever but thinking about it, I just figured it out completely in 1 DAY! When the Torch 9800 came out I was stuck on the thing checking out options for a week at least. With the Q10 there was no more need for it because it was so insanely intuitive. I've had Android which is not bad, been demonstrated Apple which I found horrible and honestly don't know much WP, but the ones I experienced are blown out of the water so heavily by BB10.

  18. technogirl
    January 6, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Simply the best is without a doubt the BB10. I am an early user of Ios and Android just got my Windows phone as I believed the hype with BB going under and not I'm not impressed I have to agree with other posters the BlackBerry Hub keypad and the ability to now access the Android store is making the device a 2 for one special! The recent "upgrade " of the IOS leaves much to be desired and the antiquated way of apps access for everything is not impressive, the BB 10 is really flow seemlessly from one function to another and toast makes it easier! Really built to keep you moving!

  19. Godofthunder
    January 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    BlackBerry 10 is the best!! I have owned the others quite boring and nothing new! The gesture based OS and intuitive keyboard are phenomenal! The OS features so many goodies that it quite impossible to write here! I just aak those who haven't tried it, give it a go! The phone released last January isn't the same phone Today! I will not go into the hardware issues with my S4 which. Literally went up in flames but suffice it to say there is a reason Samsung recalled and issued and apology to the Chinese government, Not making headlines as BlackBerry woes which are unjustified! This poll is an accurate description of what number two the windows devices are also good not as good as QNX BlackBerry but better than the other two!

  20. John
    January 6, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Blackberry 10.2.1 hands down. =]

  21. Slash18266
    January 6, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Blackberry 10 really is a leapfrog & awesome! Worst problem with it is that people (like some here in the comments) just refuse it without trying it. It's kinda hip to bash Blackberry at the moment. But OS10 really doesn't deserve that. I won't say that iOS and others are bad - if people love it, that's great! I only wanna say that that OS10 doesn't deserve it to get bashing from all sides! For me personal (after getting used to the gestures) it's the best mobile OS I have ever used!

  22. Georg
    January 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Blackberry 10
    Because it is simple, fast, efficient, no lags, can install Android Apps, got a full (physical) qwerty keyboard and the Hub software is amazing.. I love it and won't get something other.. :-)

  23. Arne L
    January 6, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Seems like comments gets deleted here for no reason - not sure how to be able to take any of it serious...

    but- WHAT makes a OS "the best" OS?

    is it the number of installations?
    Number of fart apps available?
    features of the bundled apps (that has nothing to do with OS)?

    or is it the available options the OS give to developers, and overall user experience?

    Has ecosystem *anything* to do with the OS?

    Android is not "popular" because it is a good OS, it has become "popular" because of the very low cost for device makers to implement it... but the implementations has also created more than 2000 different Android versions out there - a completely mess for any developer to keep track of.

    iOS- is not a old OS still maturing- but since it is based on lots of old code- it is more a patchwork that still has a few miles to go before catching up to the competition when it comes to features available to developers. Apple chose a locked-down strategy- preventing developers from accessing many of the parts needed to make really good apps.
    iOS also does not follow many standards out there when it comes to communication and interaction with other devices- Apple goes its own ways. iOS is a decent OS- if ALL your devices are Apple devices.

    BlackBerry10 as the freshman here- is- the most advanced and versatile OS for mobile computing that exist today. It is the most open (most opensourced), based on QNX to provide a secure and stable core, and even in its early stages as a now one year old child-brings more to the developers table than any of the other "competing" OSes.

    I have to conclude that BlackBerry10 is by far- The Best mobile computing OS of 2013.

  24. ...
    January 6, 2014 at 10:14 am

    I get the vibe he doesn't know what gerrymandering means...

  25. Subhash
    January 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

    BlackBerry 10. Simple yet secure. After updates it made me believe that RIM stood behind the competitors due to delayed launch but they finally made a creation for right people and enter into masses gradually.

  26. The BBRealist
    January 6, 2014 at 1:41 am

    Once again, the pathetic BB fan's try to overwhelm an online poll and then celebrate.

    Check Crackberry later, they'll be bragging about it. Truly sad.

    No one wanted your new OS, move on.

    • Jorgen
      January 6, 2014 at 2:44 am

      Even if I'm a huge BB10 fan myself I can only agree to what "The BBRealist" is saying about being pathetic.

      We just looks stupid, to the people we'd like to convince, about how good BB10 is by following Crackberry's silly request to come vote here...

      It would be much better if we lent our phones, to whomever we are trying to win over to our side, to let them do the judgment of BB10 themselves...

  27. tom
    January 6, 2014 at 12:34 am

    BB10 has the ability to reply to sms, bbm, whatsapp among others in any app without disrupting whatever you are doing, whether it be watching a video or playing a game. BB10 has a unified inbox (the hub) where every notification is delivered. BB10 has the ability to run android apps seamlessly. BB10 is superior.

  28. Bambinoitaliano
    January 5, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    The question is which has the best OS. Not who sells the most or the most popular. BlackBerry 10 clearly is the best. Decades ago the VHS won over Betamax not for it's quality. Those who were the most popular in high schools did not necessary turn out great later in life. It's quality the poll is gauging not quantity or popularity.

    • The BBRealist
      January 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      NO, it's about how m,any folks, apparently you included, can bomb this poll. Including those who brag about voting multiple times. Seems the unpopular from high school are trying to find vindication with online polls. Sad.

  29. NegatronDev
    January 5, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    BlackBerry10 is currently the best Mobile OS. I used Android, than migrated to iOS, and when now I'm using BlackBerry10. I can honestly say that it is more efficient than any of the former. Yes Android and iOS have more apps and have more bells and whistles, but honestly, that are all distractions. I get more done, quicker and effortless with BlackBerry10. Multitasking is easy, connecting and sharing effortless, security is tops, no spam and no adds. The gestures just allow a better flow from task to task without having to go in and out of apps. Hub is a notification and conversation centre. Typing is a breeze whether on the physical or virtual keyboard. Word swipe fr the keyboard is very efficient and effective. I can go on and on. Point of the matter, Android is cluttered and unorganised while iOS is dated and lacking flow.

  30. Borge Hjelm
    January 5, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    A comment there is alway in the news are "Blackberry was to late, with their new OS". I will just take a line from Mathew 20 : 16 "And the last shall be first and first shall be last"

  31. Loc
    January 5, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Simple answer is Windows phone. It's stable and fastest OS.

    • NegatronDev
      January 5, 2014 at 10:44 pm

      I found WP8 had to many layers to get to simple task.

  32. Krackr
    January 5, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    When we say 'best', we talk about how capable the OS is. I prefer Symbian. It lost on account of marketability, and the lack of apps. That's not the OS's fault. Yes, I am justifying, 'coz that's what's needed now. To demonstrate the capability, there are apps indeed. On its own, I still prefer it.
    - proud owner of a Nokia 808.

  33. Sarvesh
    January 5, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I think its time that MUO reviewed a Blackberry device... :-D

  34. big jack macdoogle
    January 5, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    BB10 is hands down the best OS. Going back to android always leaves me frustrated at its unintuitive. Spaghetti junction if mess. IOS is improving but not there yet. Hopefully, if BlackBerry don't make it through, the other conpanies will filch BB10 for ideas.

  35. Luis
    January 5, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    BB10 to me! I got amazed by its capabilities and speed... the ability to run Android apps from android stores (1mobile, Amazon, etc...) really makes app gap disappear. The experience out of the box is easily the best...

  36. Parag Karki
    January 5, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    well to tell you my history , when i started my career and my earnings were not that good , android had just announced that they will make a phone os. Before that the market was dominated by nokia's symbian OS and some BADA from samsung.

    Despite symbian being the most popular OS i choose android and supported the platform all the way untill apple phones started appearing , it really looked unique but the price tag was real high.
    I started working hard and after some 8 to 9 promotions and some years already passed by apple has already released the 3gs then , android had already dominated the market.

    Then our company enrolled in the Blackberry per employee programme. I had an iphone and really loved the ios but as per company rules we got a blackberry curve device with 5mp camera.

    one point that stopped and still stops me from going back to android is the article i read that compared to apple and android graphic performance. i mean the effeciency part.
    as per the article android takes user touch as equal to other processes that are running.

    but apple OS is whenever user touches " hold up , someone has touched the screen , serve that first" that is the reason why apple ui feels always polished than android.

    i see android and apple as equal contenders and they both somehow do the same thing in their own ways.

    But the real change i felt was when i bought the z10. Honestly i paid a lot for that phone and it had no support for apps that instantly. Then the updates started rolling out and more and more i started loving it.

    The OS is designed as such that it will definitely improve your productivity. When i had iphone i used to keep opening and closing various apps and just hang with the phone without reason.
    But since BB10 things are different , slowly and simply it will change your experience to someone productive. It certainly didnt had some of the so called big name apps , but later i realized i didn't needed them. The BB10 OS is really fluid and the killer feature is the hub. All communications taking place and you can see them and interact with them instantly from there. Plus the peek feature saves a lot of time. When run under BES10 it is the most secured OS in the planet with both personal and work areas seperated smartly by the OS.

    Older BB7 devices needed BIS or BES to run internet related service like bbm and emails and stuffs but BB10 can run independently and without any BIS or BES10 Plan too.

    Now with the OS maturing and my realization also maturing at the same time , i was more interested in the physical keyboard and we all know the Q10 is the only device that dominates the keyboard space in smartphone area.

    Recently i have switched to a Q10 from a Z10 and i hear good user experiences on Z30 too.
    The Q10 with physical keyboard looks really cool and even with the display turned of the keyboards are always there to stay and that really makes a difference to me between the mass of flat screens , makes me feel special too.

    iam really happy to see android prosper and apple did what they promised ( they promised the app ecosystem long before and ios apps are quality apps, specially my fav garageband)

  37. B1aze
    January 5, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    BB10 is super smooth, latest 1925 leak easily beats iOS 7.0.4 (which I jailbroke last night). For those who have not yet tried BB10, please do.

    • Oliver Martinez
      January 5, 2014 at 5:43 pm


    • Parag Karki
      January 5, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      Waiting for the Official one , though i already sneaked peeked into that :)

      BB10 OS can surely increase your productivity , this i can guarantee.

  38. ToyBox
    January 5, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Looking at the numbers now, I want to get my hands on a WP to play with. I have extensive experience with iOS, Android, BBOS and BB10 and have currently chosen to spend my money on a Z10 because of the OS. First and foremost, a phone is a communication device for me. I need email, instant messaging and easy access to my messages regardless of what else I'm doing at the time. The hub in the BB10 OS meets this need for me better than any other platform I've used and earns my vote. The fact that I get longer battery life and less frozen applications just reinforces my vote.

    I'm kind of amused to hear people talking about dead OSs. Symbian and WebOS are what comes to mind when I think of a dead operating system. BlackBerry may or may not join their ranks in the future but are still working on updates and constantly improving the user experience on their phones.

    The other thing that amuses me is the number of people voting for hacked devices. This bypasses official OS releases and votes for the hardware of your choice. There is no arguing that this is a rewarding hobby and that knowledgeable users can make a phone do exactly what they want. It would be interesting to see what sort of response this poll would get if a "hacked" or "jailbroken" section were added.

  39. Sam T
    January 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Having used Android, iOS, and BB10 extensively, I have to say it's BB10, and easily at that. There's just so many things that make using it easier, and funner than iOS and Android. The gesture paradigm is more interactive than Android's three virtual buttons, or iOS's one physical button. Things like the multitasking "active frames" view, and the BlackBerry Hub, legitimately save me time, and several outstandingly included apps make my life much easier. The file manager, allowing me access to my phone, micro-sd card, remote access to my computer, and even access to my Box and Dropbox accounts, right out of the box is outstanding, as is the remember app, and the browser, supporting adobe flash flawlessly, an HTML5 score of 491 (iOS 412, WP 8, 332). The virtual keyboard is also the best that I have ever used, with its uncannily accurate swipe word prediction system, which makes typing ridiculously fast. I have found nearly all the apps I want in the app store, and it certainly doesn't lack for games. And if I don't find what I want? I'll just download an Android .apk file and install it, right on the device, making use of its buttery smooth Android 4.2.2 runtime. For me, BB10 is the only clear choice.

  40. tbitar67
    January 5, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    BlackBerry is the best played with others and they are limited as far as the phone platform

  41. Veronica M
    January 5, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I started out with Blackberry Curve and loved it! BBM made it so easy to stay in constant contact with my fiancé who lives in Jamaica and me in USA. Then I upgrade to Torch and was amazed! Now I have the Q10 and he has the Z10! I love blackberry as then continue to get better and would be very hard to use any other phone! It would be nice for Blackberry to give loyal Blackberry users a thank you gift or maybe even a lesser Blackberry phone to say Thank you for your support as I have heard Apple and Android do now and then...just a suggestion to keep loyal users and referralsm

  42. Joe S.
    January 5, 2014 at 11:10 am

    I have used each one; iPhone, BlackBerry, android, back to BlackBerry, played with windows, back to BlackBerry (notice a trend). The way that bb10 just flows and how lag free it is, it's something special. My last attempt at android was the Note 3, great on paper but it was flawed, badly, so I gave it to my wife and ordered a Z30. I'm using the Q10 until that comes. I can't shake BlackBerry, and to be honest, I don't want to!

    • Parag Karki
      January 5, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      same thing happened to me , i switched a lot of devices between android and apple and apple won on user interface and experiences and flashy stuffs while android gave freedom from cyanogen to ubuntu.

      But since i came across BB10 not BB7 this is the first time i swithced from a blackberry to blackberry.

      had a z10 , now a q10 user :) and definitely happy with specially the HUB,BBM,toast notification (actionalble) and not to forget that life saver peek option. :)

  43. Oliver Martinez
    January 5, 2014 at 10:32 am

    BB10 is the best!!!!! Hands down!!!! Period!!!

    • Nharzhool
      January 5, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      Especially when Snap2Chat is released! LOL

    • Oliver Martinez
      January 5, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      hahah!!!! Yeah!!!! SnapChat Client for BlackBerry 10

  44. Rich
    January 5, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Tried most of the phones. Haven't tried WP Lumias personally but just hate the Windows 8 design I find it ugly. They do make some nice apps for WP though.

    Android- lots of customization but its so unintuitive and cluttered. Great app selection with bottom of the barrel security

    iOS - New phone same OS with a new coat of paint. Not for me but I think its a good phone for those who want a ton of apps and aren't tech savvy.

    BB10 - For my phone needs its best. Still in development and still needs some features to add but after 10.2.1 its a productivity beast. Everything I've needed and has the option to directly install Android APK's for the few apps I was missing. Clean and professional looking without clutter. Have a Z30 and I love it.

    • Parag Karki
      January 5, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      havent tried the WP devices but i will never hate microsoft products ,

      Windows OS is like my parent that guided me all the time in this tech world.

      respect to Whatever Microsoft makes.

      A windows 8 pc with blackberry Q10 , best combination ever :D

  45. L
    January 5, 2014 at 8:49 am

    just so the poll maker knows, this poll is being promoted in a thread on a blackberry fan forum so the results are coming in biased :l i wouldnt have a problem if other os fan sites were also promoting it but theyre not so the surge of bb fans seeing this is way higher than other os fans seeing it thus unfair results.

    • Steverino
      January 5, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      I came her for unbiased opinions, but I'd bet about 99% of the votes and comments are from the BB fans from Crackberry. Very biased poll and comments.

  46. tolkien
    January 5, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Windows phone 8 and iOS is amazing. Android SUCKS

    • Parag Karki
      January 5, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      i dont think android sucks :)

  47. Jav
    January 5, 2014 at 6:36 am

    BB10 is by far the most advance and best OS right now. Blackberry needs to market their BB10 and show their features to the public. Everyone will learn how good it is.

    I mean come on with Z30 I get almost 22 hours of battery life. Name me a phone which can go even 17 or 15 hours. I don't think so. Samsung S4 is not on the same level as Z30.

    People just try BB10 for a month and see for yourself. You will thank me for it.

    • Parag Karki
      January 5, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      i agree :)

      BB10 took its time but really came out solid. Now only if people were more aware about its existense .


  48. lucky
    January 5, 2014 at 5:18 am

    People need to stop listening to the wingnuts on the news, and try things for themselves.

    I have used them all. I don't like being locked to the Apple way.

    In my opinion BB10 is a great platform, has so many great functions the others don't.

    Don't judge my opinion, go play with one, you may or may not be surprised!

    • Parag Karki
      January 5, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      yeah if you take the OS itself nothing can beat it.

      in the app side you have helping hands from android as well as natively built for blackberry apps :)

  49. Jason
    January 5, 2014 at 4:00 am

    I have a Z10 with the latest OS, I've used iOS and android, let me tell you BB10 is a whole different level compared to them. All people need to do is go and try the platform with an open mind.

  50. kit
    January 5, 2014 at 2:44 am

    I have a android now and have had windows phones before that , this will be my last android, for me it windows all the way, its not perfect yet but its getting there.

  51. Arne Line
    January 5, 2014 at 12:27 am

    What do you mean by "best" OS?

    Everybody knows that Androids popularity is not from being "best" as a platform, but from being a cheap alternative for device makers.

    in fact, with all the versions of Android out there, we are talking about 2000+ different "platforms" - not one.

    iOS is a old dying horse, and latest release just barely keeps up with some of the alternatives when it comes to technology and options for developers.

    BlackBerry10 is the most recent and most technically advanced OS today, so if that is being "best" - then BlackBerry10 wins by a giant leap

  52. kim
    January 4, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    I love BB10 as it's designed to be as efficient and smooth as an OS can be. So many native functions that are only possible in Android or iOS by apps. BB10 had it all built in, working perfectly with the Hub. (best invention ever) Multitasking has reached a new level because if the Hub, as I don't even have to open communication apps to send or reply to messages. Native photo/video editor, native file manager, I can't imagine any other OS to be this awesome if you leave apps out of the equation. And even if you do, the new update allows APK's to be installed directly, making every Android app work on it as well. Best of both worlds, what else can I wish for?

  53. clicketykeys
    January 4, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I have used BB10, iOS7 and Android (Eclair through JellyBean) extensively and WP7 sparingly. I think that each OS has its salient points.

    iOS has very good quality apps, Android is extremely customizable, and WP7 has a cool, truly minimalist interface. If your primary focus is on apps, then it is best to choose one of these three, rather than BB10.

    My current phone is a Blackberry Q10. BB10 is not the most intuitive OS, but once you get used to the gestures, it is extremely efficient. I especially like the Hub, email implementation, speed-dial on the Q phones, toast notifications, Instant Actions, and ability to run Android apps.

  54. Monty
    January 4, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    BlackBerry10 really is the best OS for me. The features packed in are based on making the most common functions & tasks one will be doing most often on a communications device the easiest way possible.

    Accessing text-based communications (BBM, email, twitter, facebook...) are all accessible with a simple thumb-movement from within any screen. Responding to a message from any of these apps will allow you to without ever leaving the Hub -- so you don't have to open the facebook app to respond to a message, then open twitter to respond to a tweet, then go back and close them, then finally return to whatever task you were working on before you got the messages. With the hub, just slide up and right, open the message, respond, swipe to the right, select next message, respond, swipe up to go back to the home screen and select the active frame of whatever you were working on.

    Unable to take a call at the moment? Decline, and select a custom response to send via text such as: "I'm driving right now, but I'll call you back in a minute."

    The browser handles just about any website I throw at it fairly well. An occasional hiccup here and there, but it is certainly a browser that I don't have a problem with relying on.

    The picture password available on 10.2.1 allows the user to have a password that can be entered in plain view of an entire crowd and not easily duplicated, but there is a slight possibility of someone trying to guess happening upon it. I prefer this password method over a 4-digit PIN.

    Then there is the ability to run Android apps. While I will always choose a native "Built for BlackBerry" app over it's Android counterpart, this closes most of the "App gap" argument. It is as simple as finding the correct APK, which there is a fairly extensive list available on some BB enthusiasts' sites, and downloading it onto the BB10 device. This is able to be done without a connection to a computer, so no "sideloading is difficult!". If you really need to have that app that isn't available on BB, it's a simple procedure.

    There are other features that make this OS the best for me, but this is already long in the tooth. I'm sure that there are apps available on other platforms that allow the user to have similar experiences, but these features are built-in straight from BlackBerry. No need for extra apps for these features running through battery life.

    And as far as the argument as "BB is dead", this isn't a poll on which company has the best business plan, or who has the most money in the bank. This is a poll for the best OS. And again I say that the BlackBerry10 OS is the absolute best.

  55. Anthony
    January 4, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    BB10 is the best mobile OS. Once you experience 'flow' and deeper integration the other OSes are transformed into relics approaching the end of a life cycle. I tried windows OS, there's nothing special about it. It has a start screen with live tiles...that's it. There's nothing there that helps me be more efficient and productive like BB10.

  56. David
    January 4, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    BB 10 is an awesome platform. For all of you that might be skeptical based on the past, this is unlike anything BB has ever released. Don't go by a name or let a name fool you. This phone is amazing, and just keeps getting better with all of the new features implemented

  57. Gerii
    January 4, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    BlackBerry 10 is awesome. Followed by Jolla.

  58. rick
    January 4, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    BB10 is incredible - people need to try it - hands down the best - have an iphone 5- have a G3 and they gather dust

  59. Jevin Zac
    January 4, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Don't compare a BlackBerry 10 with iOS or Android! It's light years ahead of all of them. It's the most advanced OS ever! Evan NASA uses it because of its stability and productivity!

  60. Duantox
    January 4, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Forget old BlackBerry OS, please. We're in 2014.

    BlackBerry 10 is the BEST OS hands down. His QNX Neutrino microkernel is the boss in the industry.

    • Slash18266
      January 6, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      You are right! People don't even really know OS10 and judge it! That OS is just awesome!

  61. Greg
    January 4, 2014 at 4:43 am

    What I'm reading is that a lot of people haven't tried BlackBerry 10. A different beast with more potential than the others. It's limited app selection will be dismissed with 10.2.1.

  62. prasenjeet
    January 3, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I have used all platform...... Now I am using Android and Windows phone...... For me its WP...... Its the best.

    • Parag Karki
      January 5, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      i really appreciate you love windows phone. keep the love strong.

      thumbs up to you sir.

      Though i use a q10 but i respect all products microsoft makes :)

  63. dragonmouth
    December 31, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    As someone already said, the "Best" OS is the one that suits your needs and the one that looks good to you. Some people choose an OS because it has lots of apps. Others choose a good looking interface. Still others choose simplicity. The "Best" OS would combine all three. Unfortunately no OS does. Therefore there is no one "Best" OS, there only is the one that is the most widely used.

  64. the one
    December 31, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    iOS is for people who cant be arsed with the potential to do things with ther phone, you are ever so limited to files etc. Windows also the same but its much better designed, and winner is hands down android! android has so much potential configuration and so easy to use as long as you have a brain!

  65. Izaerian
    December 31, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    My family is as fragmented as Android is. My oldest brother strictly iOS on everything, my middle brother just now got into android and seems super happy so far, though he doesn't customize like myself, and I went from 1,000% Apple everything over to Android and then to WP8. On iOS I feel caged on Android I feel restarty, and on WP8 I feel productive.

    I honestly am very surprised at how well it works. It syncs with my W8.1 pc flawlessly, and it's speed and abilities far surpassed what I thought it would be. You can tell Microsoft has dumped untold billions into R&D for the platform. I hope it catches on here, and can sway the people who say one OS is better than any other without ever using the alts.

    • Parag Karki
      January 5, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      Please try BB10 and share with us your experiences , Thanks :)

  66. David S.
    December 31, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I'm sure that most, if not all of the votes are going to be biased towards the OS of the phone the voter is presently using, which of course is biased. Unless someone has experience with ALL the OS on the ballot, and I don't mean a passing "Oh, I tried that out in the store and I just didn't get it" experience, I mean actually used a phone for a considerable length of time to get to know it and make a truly unbiased decision, their decision is not going to be a representation of their experiences with the different OS, but probably just a vote for the OS they are currently using.

  67. Nicolas L
    December 31, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I actually expected iOS to be the leading OS, but it's actually Android and Windows Phone. Great :P
    Honestly, since I've bought my S3 Mini, I like Android way more than iOS. The customisation options are endless and even bigger when you root it. I don't really care that iOS doesn't have any viruses. I just hate an OS that doesn't let me fully customise it.

  68. Wladimir
    December 31, 2013 at 1:01 am

    I won a Blackberry Z10 in a competition. Never thought I would be a BlackBerry fan, but with the ability to load BlackBerry apps and Android apps I found it great. I also found the use of the system VERY easy. A lot more than the I-phone or windows.

  69. hardy
    December 30, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I have absolutely no idea which is the best because there are so many and I only use one at a time for about a year or two or more, plus they all keep changing, updating and releasing new models.

    So who has the money to keep buying new phones to find out.....I certainly do not and neither do most people.

    Most people just go with the best phone for them that they can get from the ones offered by their carrier/SIP.

    And this is a bit of a false infographic because the majority of people will not have tried all the various phone OSs either

    Ah well happy new year everyone

  70. Ashok K
    December 30, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    With some limitation "Windows 8" is the best OS for mobiles bcoz it feels and looks beautifull, it's different. It's a perfect balance between chaep androids and premium ios phones.

  71. Daniel J
    December 30, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    There isn't a perfect mobile OS available but out of the listed options and from personal experience - Android is the best. Firefox OS and Ubuntu OS are yet to make their mark in the mobile platform extensively till April 2014 (at least).

    People love to customize their gadgets rather than simply using it for making calls. This part is shown perfectly by Android from the release of Gingerbread. The Android Dev Team has changed/adapted perfectly to give an awesome Mobile Operating System that challenges all existing traditional Desktop OS with every iteration. iOS on the other hand showed "History repeats itself" till the release of iOS 7. Windows Phone OS shows promise. Of all the mobile OS I personally like Android and I am craving to use Ubuntu Touch but unfortunately it is expected to release only on April 2014

  72. Abhishek D
    December 30, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I have used all the four and also Symbian, and I think it is far more than the usability or design or color themes.

    I think choosing an OS on phone is very much personality driven because, agree or not, all allow you to do "almost" everything that the other OS allows. Or, put slightly differently, each of these have a few quirks and nothing is perfect.

    So, I think, it's just your personality that governs which one to like more.

    I like Android because it symbolises "freedom".

    To me, iOS symbolises "style" or "class". And if I have to support between "class" and "freedom", I would choose "freedom".

    Blackberry more or less symbolises "Executive" types to me, yes even after all the "young buzz" in their new ad-campaigns.

    While Windows 8 seems more like a colorful toy, or in other words it may symbolise "Simplicity".

    I would like my gadget to look more techno at the same time it should signify freedom, so I like Android more than the others.

    • Anthony
      January 5, 2014 at 3:33 am

      Where's the "freedom" with android? Every app you install needs access to all of your personal information. And you, like iOS, need and app for everything. Do you know what third party app developers do with your information?

      Or you can buy a Google Nexus device and you're tied into Google services where everything you do is tracked and stored on their servers. Android isn't freedom, it's loss of privacy. They scan your emails and store content you create with your Google device on their servers...there for the NSA to tap and incorportate you into "metadata".

    • Don Nicolai Salonga
      January 24, 2014 at 7:29 am

      Ohh.... I can change the custom rom of BBM devices..... Oh..... I can put widgets on BBM devices..... Oh...... I can root BBM dwvices to access new features........ Have you tried ART on kitkat, it is way smoother than any other OS!

    • Don Nicolai Salonga
      January 24, 2014 at 7:31 am

      Android can
      Be rooted
      Flash custom rom
      Rearrange apps
      ART in kitkat is very fast

  73. Harold C
    December 30, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    there can only be one, good luck with that

  74. Henk
    December 30, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Change the logo to the new Windows Phone logo please. It looks so misinformed with the old logo.
    After everybody has used all four for a longer period (I have), only Windows Phone ( 8 ) will come on top. It just works, is most stable, always fast, always intuitive, most personal (it becomes your buddy) and has all the Nokia goodies (like double tab to unlock and glance) Combined with price there is really no competition.

    • Anthony
      January 5, 2014 at 3:26 am

      How long did you use BB10? Which features did you like.

      I used Windows Phone 8, it isn't intuitive. Like any other phone you have to make an effort to find out how to use it. I tried the camera feature on the 1020 (?) Lumia, it wasn't intuitive. The UI buttons were really small. And the Lumia 1020 comes with a big camera and smallish battery. Finding settings wasn't intuitive. The only thing 'intuitive' on the Windows Phone is the live tile screen...a group of quick launch buttons that update and it's kind of annoying having to wait and watch a live tile as information changes.

  75. Sarath
    December 30, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I have tried all the OSs for some time. In the current market, 'iOS' is the best unbeatable OS un-doubtedly !
    Its easy to test; pick an App (like Evernote)/Game (like Angry Birds) randomly and run it all the OSs; you will see the difference !

    • Anthony
      January 5, 2014 at 3:22 am

      BB10 has Evernote baked into the Remember app/feature. And there's also a really good Evernote app. Two ways to access Evernote.

      The BB10 native file manager has baked-in access to your Box and Dropbox accounts. And more features come with future upgrades.

      Angry Birds runs really good on BB10.

  76. Damien
    December 30, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Blackberry 10 is the best OS I have tried.
    Gestures to command the phone are very natural and the Hub system is really efficient.

  77. Tony J
    December 30, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I have used all of these systems and am currently carrying a Nokia 920 for personal use and a S4 for work. In my opinion, it seems that any Android app I download is some kind of ad wanting me to buy something else. I am 46 years old and am very happy with the screen size of my Nokia, it's ease of use and the fact that I can do any of my office documents anywhere I am. I have tried downloading different apps for excel and such on Android, but still haven't found a good one. So that prompted me to get Office 365. Problem solved. My biggest complaint with IOS was screen size. I can lay the I phone inside the screen of my Nokia. I do think all of the systems have upsides to them, but for me and my needs it has to be Windows.

  78. Ankur
    December 30, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I wish i can few features from Android, iOS, Windows Phone & Blackberry and create my own mobile/smartphone OS. For the time being i am settled with Windows Phone.

  79. Michael Bull
    December 30, 2013 at 8:13 am

    I have used 3 of the OS' s android, windows and iOS. I really like using windows but miss the apps. Therefore I am using android. I have used iOS for work and wad horified at the lack of functionality with files on this system. Use a lot of documents in the field. Windows has most functionality built in, android required some apps to be downloaded (free though). iOS required buying of apps. Therefore I find using android a much better prospect. iOS is by far the worst ecosystem I have used. My ipad I got for work sits at home for the kids and I brought a nexus 7 with cellular to use instead. So much easier.

  80. Edusare
    December 30, 2013 at 6:07 am

    The best OS is, the one that can be modified or better yet, removed from a device to set another that can suit our needs.

    I have paid for a galaxy S4 mini, my first experience with a smartphone, in less than a week it was runing CyanogenMod without bloatware and more free resource + battery life.
    Thanks to xda-developers, MUO & CyanogenMod developers i did the switch.

  81. Manuth C
    December 30, 2013 at 5:49 am

    For me, none of the 4 above is the best, since they all have their own Achilles' Heels. Android is so fragmented and inconsistent, iOS is boring and too reliant on iTunes (iOS 7 is actually a knockoff of Windows Phone, to be frank), Blackberry is dying, and Windows Phone still has niggles that have yet to be solved (though lack of apps is lesser of a concern).

    • NegatronDev
      January 5, 2014 at 11:41 pm

      BlackBerry is dying? You clearly never used BlackBerry10

    • Spooderman
      January 6, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      I have used a bb10 seeing as I own one. Nevertheless its dying whether you like it or not

  82. Dany B
    December 29, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Its simple for me Android is the best OS, but it might not be the best OS for peoples that are less technically inclined, for those peoples that are less technically inclined I would say IOS is better. As for Blackberry its an almost dead OS and Windows OS on phone, still does not have the bigger applications store that IOS and Android have.

    • Ugochukwu
      January 4, 2014 at 4:17 pm

      Have you ever used a bb10 device

    • B. Bastakiatavich
      January 4, 2014 at 10:36 pm

      BlackBerry 10 was released January 2013. How can you say it is almost dead? Plus it will run 95% of Android apps on 10.2.1, I know I have this OS.
      Please actually research what you say and don't just regurgitate the crap you read in media.

    • Spooderman
      January 6, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      So basically after the update, your store is 50% Android And 50% Apps spammed by the same guy over and over again? Wanna know why bb made it so you natively had an app for a lot of things? Because they didn't want you to go into the atrocious store. There's a reason bbs profit has gone so downhill lately and don't tell me its because there the 'best OS'.

  83. Zhong J
    December 29, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Phones running Android will generally experience more customizable options than other OS, the number one factor that contributes to its success is (in my opinion), the open source model, which caters to the consumer itself and not through the process in which organization decides on what's best for them. Phones themselves are usually cheaper than other devices which runs a different operating system, some great examples are the Moto G, Google Nexus 5 and they run both exceptionally well at nearly or more than half the off contract price for other high end phones.

    Since I never try a windows phone, I can observe that it's very similar to how Windows 8 would operate and the designs for it wasn't very appeal, with its big blocks and texts that can look ugly to other people.

    The iOS is infamous for its wide variety of apps that can be installed, while you get a solid and stable system, the software is close sourced and not as customizable (if jailbroken). Besides these points, you cannot help but to remind yourself: "when will iPhone 6 be coming out?", let's not get over ourselves and wait for ios 8.

    I own a blackberry curve 8320, it's a very old device that has been used for 6 years and this is the brand I think of when it comes to keyboard, while I generally dislike typing on a touchscreen, this gave me a better feel at pressing buttons. Like someone mentioned, the app store is sluggish, few or any apps that's worth purchasing and most of them are demos or small mini applications. Some of the don't even work (saying module fail to load). The phone is now tucked inside the closet, since I've brought a new smartphone to replace it, it's now waiting for a new owner.

    • Manuth C
      December 30, 2013 at 5:50 am

      Windows Phone is ugly?! Are you on crack???

    • Zhong J
      December 30, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      You might find it appealing if you love Windows Phone. For others, the taste is not the same.

    • Anthony
      January 5, 2014 at 1:22 am

      Your new superphone could be a Z30. You'll have access to BB10 apps and android apps because in the next OS upgrade the android player will be unlocked. You can, for example, go on Amazon's website, download an android api and install it right away.

  84. Sudeepto D
    December 29, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    I chose ANDROID because out of all the alternatives given on the poll and also other choices that were not given like ubuntu, steam os etc etc I think Android is the most versatile OS to ever built.

    Andoid is running on wearable gadgets like Pebble, Nike fuelband & the famous Google Glass.
    Android is being used by NASA as "PhoneSats" .

    Android makes it possible for a user to customise a smartphone running it to any possible limit .

    Andoid is built upon the linux kernel whose power and ability is known by all :)

    • Avenger
      January 5, 2014 at 7:01 am

      You're clearly not allowed to comment here. Pebble does not run on Android.

  85. Daniel Gully
    December 29, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Android is a mess, i find most of the apps buggy. iOS is over priced. Blackberry is dead. Windows Phone is cheap, easy to use, and gaining users.

    • Dave
      December 31, 2013 at 12:44 am

      So in other words, you personally use and prefer Windows phone.

    • Anthony
      January 5, 2014 at 1:19 am

      BlackBerry isn't dead. It leap-frogged the competition. It's an OS on a higher plane.

    • Slash18266
      January 6, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      Blackberry is only "dead" because people say that! It seems to be hip bashing Blackberry. The OS10 is a leapfrog and the company continues to innovate after resting for too long. OS10 doesn't deserve get those comments - without ever having used the OS for a while. Only saying "it's dead" is just not correct

  86. Michael Rhodes
    December 29, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    As an owner of an Android device (because it was the only choice my carrier gave me) and iOS (because I choose it), the differences are enormous.

    Android, to me, seems like a Rube Goldberg contraption and an island by itself. I still have no idea how to synch it with my desktop. Or even if that's possible. It's not willful ignorance, it's just that theres way too many choices and too much work to get to finding those choices. And with the reports of infected software and buggy apps, I have yet to activate any of the Store functions in it. When trying to find some help to use my Android device, I'm confronted by the whole support system. Do I first find an Android help page, the Carrier help page or the Manufacturer help page? Usually when it starts acting strange, I either wait for things to settle down or restart the device. If it wasn't for my desktop computer, I wouldn't been able to learn the smidgen I know about this OS. Android makes me feel like I'm playing Jenga blind-folded. I wish Android would elicit some emotional response in me other than the meh it does now. The device cost me nothing. I don't feel ripped off. It's just a kinda smart-ish phone with abilities beyond my wanting to figure out how to use them.

    And iOS, well for me it just works. I had a user's guide right there in iBooks on the device and it made learning the OS very easy. It being linked to iTunes (and using iCloud and/or dropBox) makes file transfer simple. The videos I take with my iOS device can be edited either on my device or desktop computer. iOS is part of a ecosystem that links all the islands together.

    True with iOS I'm locked into iTunes and the dreaded "Apple way of doing things", but it's better than feeling locked out like I do with Android.

    I'm sure that if I had devoted the time Android would be much less of a mystery to me, maybe even fun to use. But I really have no compelling reason to do so. It's a party that I feel like I'm not invited.

    I'm going to use it until I can get something that works better for me ... as soon as my carrier allows iPhones.

    • Anthony
      January 5, 2014 at 1:17 am

      iOS works and BB10 works better. #BlackBerryWorks.

      Do you like the new multi-tasking feature in the latest iOS update. They copied that from the playbook.

      BBM is now cross-platform and exciting new features are coming this year. BBM values security. Your conversation are encrypted. With a BB10 device you'll get new features first.

  87. Bob Myers
    December 29, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Pro: It's Linux based so you can examine and modify the OS.

    Con: For the average user (like myself) you're chained to Google via a GMail account, with its universal data harvesting, if you want reasonably safe apps.


    • B. Bastakiatavich
      January 4, 2014 at 11:51 pm

      Con: It’s Linux based so you can examine and modify the OS. As can any malware app that you download. I understand why this is a Pro and part of me agrees, though the potential to alter and perform malicious acts on phone and lack of security the user has outweigh the good here for me and make this a con.

  88. PWGC
    December 29, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I imagine that there are a disproportionate number of US based votes on this site. Nothing wrong with that, but WP is not getting traction in the US as much as it is in the rest of the world so there is less direct experience of it out there. With that in mind, it seems to be doing pretty well in the poll.
    I have used all 4. I personally prefer WP, but whenever a smartphone novice asks me what to recommend, I usually say iOS, because although I think it is now past its best, it is still the most complete (I thought I was a geek once, but I just can't be bothered to play with Android any more which tells me that I have moved on from customizing). Give WP another 2 years and its market share (whatever that turns out to be) will be truly representative of what it offers versus the other competitors.

    • Anthony
      January 5, 2014 at 1:13 am

      Give BlackBerry 10 another 2 years and it will bring even more innovation to the mobile landscape. Currently it's the best multi-tasking OS and for mobility that's extremely important. People using mobile device will have more things running at the same time...not less...and BB10 is the best at this.

  89. Tommy Crosby
    December 29, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    People don't care much for customization and shit I've seen so many default launcher screen to know that, people still use IE because they don't care about switching default apps. iOS might lack lot of stuff but what matters to most people is the out of the box experience. On top of that, they need the phone to do everything for them. iOS is pretty much always up to date and secure, with 75% of iOS phones will run the latest OS in a matter of weeks. Finally, call them fanboys but the iOS devs ecosystem is way bigger and more thriving and always support latest OS and new features.
    I wish that Android would catch up on this one day, but the openness might do more hurt than helping since everyone try to steal marketshare.

    • Chinmay S
      December 30, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      "with 75% of iOS phones will run the latest OS in a matter of weeks."
      75% people had already installed iOS 7 till now.

    • B. Bastakiatavich
      January 4, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      I am curious if you stay abreast of technology news? I ask as you used 'secure' and 'IOS ' in the same sentence.
      I do agree on the out of the box operation, though not being able to reply to an email from a buddy and attach a photo to the email seems not to meet basic functionality for an OS out of the box.

    • Anthony
      January 5, 2014 at 1:09 am

      I personally dislike getting an app for everything and who knows what third party developers do with your information. You don't do you.

      I own a Mac desktop computer and the browser on my Z30 or Q10 is better than Safari. Some pages that won't load in Safari will load in my BB10 browser. Even with the latest update Safari still doesn't run sites with flash content like the BB10 browser.

      Does the iPhone have a removable SD BB10 devices do. E.g I can take my SD card out, put it into my desktop computer, and transfer a 5 GB video in about 5 minutes.

    • Diego
      January 5, 2014 at 7:33 am

      You say consumers need their phone to do everything for them, and then said iOS. Lol you definitely haven't tried BB10. It's way more smooth, fluid and easy than iOS..
      BB10 definitely gets your stuffs done the way you want them, whenever you want them and so easily. Now you mention the specs, so let's talk about it. I'm still trying to understand why iPhones don't even have memory card slot and yet ignorant people keep buying them, and worst part, people actually pay $200 extra for the 64GB version. Doesn't work with universal USB and HDMI, you need Apple's cables for EVERYTHING. And of course, WORST BATTERY EVER! Seriously 5 hours of heavy use and your iPhone is absolutely dead. HOW STUPID. The phone doesn't even have flash in their browser. How ignorant the world is buying that sucky phone so much when they can get better stuffs for less money. Love how ignorant you are, love how ignorant the world is to buy a phone just because it looks "premium" (in my opinion, it looks like a teenager's phone), love how my friends always get that message in their screen "iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it", love how Blackberry is designed, love my BB Q10, love how BB10 works. BB10 gets the crown for best OS

  90. jimbOS
    December 29, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Next poll ...
    How many Android/iOS voters have used an alternative ?
    ... then substitute these.

    • NegatronDev
      January 5, 2014 at 11:22 pm

      Good question

    • chris
      January 6, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      yes - that's it ... who are the People , who have had the know-how and the practise too distinguish between a good and functional OS and an successful Marketing?

  91. David Vilarinho
    December 29, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    The best OS will always be the one which suits best, the needs of a individual when using it. We all know theres a huge number of people that, still only use their mobile devices (in terms of GSM) for basic operations, like SMS and phone calls.

    Then theres another big percentage that besides basic usage, also do a bit more, but never the hiking software whichs gives you altitude, pressure and location, for example. Theres a whole world of specific applications to choose from.

    So bottom line, I think the best OS will be the one that offers a possibility of free development, as well as being lightweight on the hardware, and very importantly, that lets a user customise the interface to a point where visual reference acts naturally.

    OSes that prime on making a profit, and at the same time, cant deliver raging from the cheap smartphone, with low specs to the high end ones, a good performance/resources relation, will never be at the top of preferences. So freedom will always be important, and should always GROW, as in "power to the people" philosophy.

    • Anilu7
      January 5, 2014 at 2:51 am

      Agree. When it comes down to it, if a device does what you need it to do, it's the device for you. To some, who have a Mac and iPad, iPhone makes sense. To others, they don't need the integration. I use a PC at home and a Windows laptop but a BlackBerry as my device. Why not Windows phone? Because the BlackBerry does what I need it to do, without a lot of third-party apps needed as posted above. I can share videos, files, pictures, etc to friends via many types of avenues (BBM, email, text, Twitter, etc) as well as to Box and Evernote without ever leaving the original file. I have excellent games, should I want a diversion and a browser that is quick and responsive. I find I use my BlackBerry for everything unless I need the full desktop screen (have a 22" monitor at home).

  92. Paul Parkinson
    December 29, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Having used three out of the four listed (Android, BlackBerry and iOS) I think they all have their merits. I owned several Android phones before I bought my iPad and really liked the OS. The configurability of the Operating System was great. I liked the fact I could do pretty much what I wanted with the OS.

    The iPad opened up a whole new area for me. I had owned iPods before but they didn't allow apps so I had no experience of the App(le) universe before the iPad. The thing with iOS apps is that they work. It's very very rare that you get buggy crappy software on the iOS platform. Yes it does happen but they get fixed PDQ.

    I don't like the lock in you get with iOS (iTunes, The Apple Way of Doing Things) and it sometimes makes me look wistfully back at Android.

    Choose between them? iOS but not by much. Not by much at all.

    Blackberry? Crap.

    • galaxymen
      January 4, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      Have you tried BB10 os? Typical response from an ignoramus. Of all the os's, and I've tried android and ios, bb10 is on par with android and is superior to ios

    • Paul Parkinson LRPS
      January 4, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      Oh please. BB10 might be the best OS in the galaxy but it's come too little too late. RIM/Blackberry missed the boat and now they are over. Point to one reason why I should (anyone should) spend their hard-earned on a phone from a company which is going down the plug hole. I bet you owned a BeBox too...

    • B. Bastakiatavich
      January 4, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      Because simply put it is the best OS BB10. So many native built in functions that are not third party  'apps for that'. BB10 you do not need an app, it is there out of the box. Easiest example, a file manager, do either IOS or Android have a native File Manager? No, you trust a third party to build you this and you have to download and install. 
      Blackberry will and deserves to be around for a lot longer than many short sited individuals all over the Internet care to believe. They don't just make phones you know.  And they actually deserve a lot more credit for BB10 l the constant onslaught of media and people like yourself who speak with out doing your research.   Honestly at the end of the day, if an OS works for you that is great and all that matters.  Though I will say I feel badly for people whose limited views on BlackBerry will not allow them the pleasure that is BB10.  #BlackBerryWorks. ?

    • Paul Parkinson
      January 4, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      I refer you to the answer I gave before. RIM/Blackberry are over. Out of the picture. Dead in the water. They may have the best OS ever but no-one wants it. BetaMax was a better VCR format but it went to the wall because VHS out sold it. It's the same for BB. Sorry but you know it's true.

    • kim
      January 4, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      Paul Parkinson, then why do they beat iOS in this poll? And have come pretty close to Android and Windows? Maybe people really did put their biases aside and actually voted truthfully. People who experienced BB10 fully, know which OS to vote.

    • B. Bastakiatavich
      January 4, 2014 at 11:47 pm

      I am not a fair weather fan, nor am I blind, BlackBerry has a difficult battle ahead for sure. Saying no one wants them is absurd and far too generalized. I want one and so do many others. You may not but do not discount BlackBerry simply because you read some articles, go try the phone at the mobile store. Research why people want BB10. Back up and defend your answers with evidence not personal speculation . Exactly why/how are they dead in the water?

    • Paul Parkinson
      January 4, 2014 at 11:54 pm

      How about when their CEO acknowledges that they are in big trouble and realigns the company to focus on "enterprise users and BlackBerry’s ability to transition from a seller of handsets to a company that is able to provide a range of services for large organizations".

      Alternatively, the UK newspaper has a pretty good summary, updated on 3rd January 14:

      Or perhaps the BlackBerry Key Fundamentals from the New York Times?
      P/E ratio n.a.
      Earnings per share –$10.19
      Revenue $8.5B
      Profit margin –62.90%
      Return on equity –80.10%

      This is a company in deep deep financial trouble, shifting from a consumer business into the enterprise space. This is the reason for my position.

    • Truenorth Strong and Free
      January 5, 2014 at 12:47 am

      I-OS is great for kids and grandparents.
      The BlackBerry bb10 OS clearly blows apple and android right out of the water. I don't expect a lot of support from the apple drones as they seem to get lost without a 'home' button.

      And for the ill-informed who keep saying BlackBerry is dead, may I remind you that the vaunted apple was in the same basket ( in fact their condition was even worse as they teetered on the brink of bankruptcy without the now antiquated I-OS ). BlackBerry has a superior product, superior hardware ( who wants that tiny screen on the I-phone?) and the enviable position of having a product line that is years in advance of the security plagued I-phone and android system (the security services will allow Obama to use only a BlackBerry BB10 phone for a reason)

      When you apple boys are finished sending your finger prints to the NSA, you can have at it.

    • Anthony
      January 5, 2014 at 1:00 am

      The grid of apps was elegant about 4 years ago now it's too simple.

      You don't like to be locked in? Well you're "free" when you use BB10. Open your Apple designed cage and fly little birdy!

    • Ed
      January 5, 2014 at 3:00 am

      You say its the best os but it came to late. How does the timing change the fact that its the best os. Your arguments are weak. I've owned and used each os on the poll and i cnt imagine going back from bb10 to any of them

    • Ed
      January 5, 2014 at 3:01 am

      Sorry my comment was directed at paul.

    • Diego
      January 5, 2014 at 7:16 am

      BB10 is the best OS out there honestly. Yes it was late, you can say whatever you want, but this poll is about which is the best OS, and BB10 gets the crown

    • Hugh
      January 5, 2014 at 9:48 am

      @Paul Parkinson: the poll is about the best OS, not the most successful one. Even if it's late and it comes from a company that you think is almost dead, this doesn't change the fact it's the best OS out there.

    • NegatronDev
      January 5, 2014 at 10:56 pm

      BlackBerry10 is superior to iOS. Give it a try. I'm not saying dumb iOS, but get the feel for BlackBerry10 and compare multitasking, the flow from one task to the other, the integration of the hub to multiple services,etc. Whatever your opinion after that I will respect that. I love mobile and I always compare. All OS are great but to me BB10 is the best. Probably because its the latest, but but it is best for now until another OS out do it.

    • shepd
      January 29, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      I see the VHS vs Beta thing trotted out once again. The difference in quality was literally immeasurable with equipment of the time. There was certainly no way you could see it with your eyes on any TV set you'd find in a home at the time (you still would not see it today even on the latest VHS or Beta equipment, it's that immeasurable).

      Beta had a fatal flaw--to get quality, movies required two or more tapes. That's right, it didn't support a 2 hour movie at full quality, and the original format didn't even offer an EP style mode to trade off quality for length. Beta did eventually support other speeds at the expense of quality, at which point VHS had a better picture if you didn't want to swap a tape to watch an entire movie.

      Beta was also backed by Sony, and Sony didn't support the porn industry (as in, at first, would not sell equipment to porn houses).

      Neither of those are at all similar to the argument that it's too little too late. And even that argument doesn't hold water. Remember how Audio CDs trounced cassettes? Cassettes became popular in the late 70s (although they had existed on the shelves of audiophiles as a curiosity for much longer). Compact disc was invented in 1974. Audio CDs finally destroyed the tape market in about 1990.

      VHS and Beta are actually a counter-example! They were invented AFTER LaserDisc, which came out in 1958. Beta was in 1975, VHS in 1973. Heck, SelectaVision existed in 1964. In fact, those tape formats won out despite being far inferious to LaserDisc--However--they offered (surprise, surprise!) a much longer playing time than the 30 minutes a side laserdisc of the time offered.

      Well, that concludes the history lesson. :)

    • andriod nation
      January 29, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      You haven't tried bb10? I'm a android fan. Use bb10 by work. And I got to say my android. Stays home more and more. I was once ignorant like you. Maybe you should try it before you diss it! You sound uninformed and a little media brain washed?

  93. Dominic C
    December 29, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    If there really was a best OS, we wouldn't be seeing all the rest on the list already. They need to have something good in them that allows them to survive is OS wars.

    • Anthony
      January 5, 2014 at 12:57 am

      There is a best OS, it's BB10.

    • Stephen81
      January 5, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Dominic C, I disagree. once can still be the BEST OS but doesn't have the best package/options

      I would say that BlackBerry 10 is the BEST OS. But it lacks Apples connectivity from Desktop to Tablet to Phone with their easy/seamless syncing, and their media library of iTunes and AppStore
      It lacks Googles integration with the host of Free adsupported services and again the massive App store.

      BlackBerry as an OS is head and shoulders above iOS and Android, I am unsure if I would place Windows above Android or not as Windows still feels like the device is missing something when using it.

    • Nick
      January 5, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      BlackBerry 10 is not only brand new and quite innovative, it is a very elegant OS. its fluid, fast and smooth. BB10 is in fact far superior than any other OS to date.