When it comes to smartphone operating systems, personal preference plays a huge part, with usability also being a key factor. For most of us, learning how to navigate a new operating system is easy, but that isn’t the case with everyone. So how easy are all of these operating systems for a laymen to use?
A survey conducted by Pfeiffer Consulting found that in terms of usability, Windows Phone 8 scored the lowest, while iOS 7 is number one. The report states: “The truth is that under the slick veneer of swiveling tiles is an operating system that is challenging to use. One can feel trapped in the rigid user interface that leaves no room for customization, and user interface in general is not conceived to deal efficiently with the dozens and dozens of apps smartphone users want.”
Ouch. That sounds pretty harsh. Samsung’s version of Android is the third most usable, which is interesting.
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