With ubuntu coming out with their phones, they’re a credible competition to windows mobile. Here’s a rundown between the two:
Hardware: When we look at the Windows Mobile hardware, the windows 10 mobile gets a major advantage as Microsoft has acquired Nokia.
In itself, Microsoft is not a company particularly known for making mobile phones and Microsoft mobiles was almost a non existent division in the company.
However, ever since they took over Nokia, there has been a major shift of gears that has been observed and the company has gained major goodwill as far as the hardware, the exterior, the skeleton goes.
This is also a major advantage that the Windows Mobile has over the Ubuntu phones as these are newer players in the market and have no such major backing as Nokia and Microsoft have.
Cost: From a cost POV, the Ubuntu phones win hands down. While Microsoft does have entry level smartphones in Windows Mobile, the Ubuntu phones are miles ahead.
While Microsoft’s phones are also available at a cheaper price they do have a lot of phones which are way above the normal affordability. These ubuntu phones will come in at a very low price point.
Other features: The seamless connectivity across desktop and mobile makes windows 10 mobile a strong contender in the markets as it will now directly compete with the likes of the iOS.
There are plans in the company to soon make it so powerful that connecting it to a monitor will enable a ‘desktop mode’. Basically, you’re carrying your computer around. Cortana is another strong feature that is a highlight.
However, even the Ubuntu Phones offer a similar experience to the users.
The users of ubuntu mobiles will be able to access their computers and their data with quite an ease and a connecting to make a desktop option is available for them as well. As far fetched as it sounds, it is literally carrying a computer in your pocket.
The major Drawbacks that each of these will have is:
A strong competition from Android and iOS, and a greater social acceptability of these OS’s than compared to the Windows and the Ubuntu.
Social acceptability is a major factor which affects the users when they buy a phone, and the Ubuntu phones are the worst hit.
Not many people know how to operate a Linux based OS, and it is a very credible and well known name in the world of tech but other than that it has a very low resonance.
Microsoft also faced similar issues initially but they’ve worked their way around. The question is – can ubuntu recreate what they did?