Android beats Apple iOS in T3 reader poll of best mobile OS

Nokia MeeGo shock winner of best mobile phone OS poll

MeeGo trumps Android, iOS and the rest to mobile OS crown

Nokia and Intel’s collaborative MeeGo mobile operating system is a surprise winner in the T3 reader poll ‘Which is the best mobile phone OS?’ edging out Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS software to take the top spot.

Receiving more than 41 per cent of the votes, the MeeGo OS took the mobile OS crown despite having yet to appear on a single commercially available handset. Second place with 33 per cent of the 1,226 votes went to Google’s Android 2.2, FroYo OS which, somewhat surprisingly, trounced Apple’s iOS 4 which received just under 19 per cent of the votes.

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With Google’s Android rapidly rising to the second most used mobile operating system in the world the Android 2.2, FroYo, OS has helped Google topple its bitter rivals Apple in the mobile market. However, a considerable part of Android’s consumer success can be attributed to the vast number of devices it is available on compared to Apple’s portable operating system which is limited to the company’s own iPhone devices.

Filling the final three slots was Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7, RIM’s BlackBerry OS 6 and Nokia’s Symbian 3 operating systems that were on the receiving end of 3.59, 1.39 and 1.79 per cent of the reader votes respectively.

With the first Symbian 3 handsets officially launched at Nokia World Congress last week, this woefully low user rating could prove potentially fatal to Nokia which is already facing an uphill battle to return to form.

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