In this recent advertisement of the Windows Phone OS based Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia and Microsoft showcased to us the reality of the Android vs. iOS scene.
The woman in the ad who said “I think they kind of like fighting” is definitely correct; I know this from personal experience as an Android user and fan that – as you can guess – gets into reckless arguments with iOS users and iPhone fans quite often. Upon seeing this commercial I was delighted at how many of the arguments people are using are quite correct!
Many iPhone users are mad that Android “copies” most of iOS and iPhone features (although that is really only a perception, and based on my research I have put into my Apple Hypocrisy website project it is actually not true) I regularly label iPhone fans as “iSheep” in my mind when I’m in a debate, because many of them chose the iPhone using a limited criteria; usually one that did make features and productivity a top priority.
That “wheeeeeee” before the commotion while the person showcased S-Beam again was just too perfect! All that an Android user needs to showcase the Android advantage of better features and catch the attention (or provoke) an iOS user is to show one in action.
As the ad is probably meant for, some people are going to be tempted to switch to Windows phone (especially those who really hate the arguments between iOS and Android users). For me, this sadly won’t do. Although I really like Windows 8 for desktop and for tablets (though I have an Android tablet now, a Windows 8 tablet in the future – perhaps like this ASUS transformer all-in-one – is something I look at with a keen eye), I’ve already chosen Android for my mobile phone and moving to Windows phone just something I am, sadly for Nokia, not going to do for reasons of inferior productivity and customization on Windows phone, Android-specific apps like Google Now and features like home-screen and lock-screen widgets.
My recommendations for most people looking for smartphones are probably also going to stay Android, but Nokia and Microsoft just earned a huge amount of respect from me for this awesome show of entertainment, and so there will definitely be more Lumia 920s going around in my smartphone talks and recommendations soon.