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
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.