iOS 8 is out, and to be honest, it looks great, although it looks like a catch up game, but overall, it brings unique features of its own. Google I/O is also introduced the Android L preview, so what does all of this mean for the third largest OS in the world, Windows Phone 8?
Catching up once again
Well, its whole life, Windows Phone is always the runner-up in the OS race. In the beginning of April, after the introduction of Windows Phone 8.1, we (well, most of us) thought that the platform is finally catching up to its competitors, but one factor we all predicted is that iOS and Android will make substantial upgrade, and here we are, once again. With interactive notification from both side and a refresh overhaul, it is hard to say that Microsoft catch up game is enough.
Let’s take a look, iOS 8 fixes their problems with their notification, and allows users to respond faster, while Android let’s the users interact from the lock screen. In fairness, you can access Action Center from anywhere, but can’t interact anywhere. What about hand-free interaction, we’ve seen iOS 8 did with plugged-in device, and a lot of Android devices can access Google Now from the home screen via Voice command, and let’s not forget the Moto X with Voice-activation enables from well, everywhere on the phone. So yes, there are quite a lot of catching up to do, Microsoft.