Ahead of the Lumia 900 launch, Nokia has just kicked off the advertising campaign by taking a dig at Apple’s iPhone and Android-based smartphones.
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Hot of the heels of the Samsung Galaxy Note vs iPhone Street Challenge, provoked a debate in the comments section, Microsoft has also launched a new campaign to highlight that the Windows Phone is faster than the iPhone to do regular things like upload photos etc.
Since Android’s introduction in the smartphone market, Google touted “choice” as Android’s big advantage over other mobile platforms. Choice of carriers, choice of manufacturers and choice of handsets.
In a rather candid chat with The New York Times, Joe Belfiore, an engineer on the Windows Phone team, admitted that the platform was indeed a response to the iPhone.
A few Google+ posts by a Google Engineer and by a former Google intern and soon-to-be Microsoft intern correct poor “facts” and shed some light on why Android’s user interface isn’t as smooth as iOS‘s. The reason may not be what you think it is.
Few days back, Microsoft’s Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Craig Mundie in an interview with Forbes said that Apple’s Siri isn’t new technology, and that Apple had focused on it due to the iPhone 4S‘s lack of features.
He touted that the TellMe facility – Microsoft’s voice recognition and instruction technology that has offered similar functionality has been available in the Windows Phone for over a year and that people are simply infatuated with Siri.
An analyst with Piper Jaffray estimates that the Android Market has made a small fraction of the Apple App Store’s gross revenue: 7%.
That’s startling when you consider that a recent report had revealed that Android has captured 52% of the smartphone market during the third quarter.