Windows Phone 8 wins PC Mag Readers’ Choice satisfaction award, Apple iOS, Android and BlackBerry follow
Although Windows Phone 8’s smartphone market share is still insignificant when compared to Android and iOS, the future looks somewhat bright for Microsoft – at least if we’re checking out the most recent Readers’ Choice satisfaction award given by PC Mag.
According to the publication and its survey respondents, Windows Phone 8 is the top mobile operating system when it comes to customer satisfaction – with an average satisfaction rating of 9.0.
Apple’s iOS follows (with 8.6), then come Android (8.1), the aging Windows Phone 7 (8.1), and BlackBerry OS (7.1).
Of course, if you look at the graph below you can see that Windows Phone 8 customers also have complaints – related to apps availability (Apple is still king here), or the system’s overall speed (where Android seems to be the best).
Later this year, Nokia will announce a few new high-end smartphones based on Windows Phone 8 (including the Lumia 928 Laser) – and these could certainly help the platform grow. Of course, both Nokia and Microsoft should closely watch BlackBerry’s evolution, as the Canadian company may very well turn its fortunes with the new Z10 and Q10 smartphones.
Meanwhile, if you don’t have a WP8 device, but want to try Microsoft’s mobile OS, you can do it here (the simulator “works on most PC and phone browsers”).