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PCmag.com had recently announced the results of their annual readers choice awards based on the survey conducted by them on their site for Smartphones and their carriers. There was a surprise entry of Microsoft’s fallen Windows Phone OS in different categories. Even after Microsoft decided to not to continue with Windows 10 Mobile operating system and smartphones based on them they have performed really well in these awards.

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And in some categories, they were neck to neck with Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone which were handed a majority of awards. In the survey of mobile operating system Android topped the list with a rating of 8.6 while Windows phone users who took part in the survey reported it with an average rating of 8.4. It was more than iOS which itself dropped one point from 2017 to 8.3.

Microsoft OS performed reached these ratings based on ratings assigned to them by users on various sub-categories and to be really honest Microsoft Windows phones actually had many useful features and was quite unique on its own. But because of their lack of good quality apps on the Windows store and to a certain level Microsoft being not able to bring on developers on the Windows Phone platform were definitely a few reason for the demise of this beautiful OS.

Via: PCMag.com

It was also seen in these surveys where they were ranked badly on the availability¬†of apps (5.4) and also the demise of the OS persisted users to give 6.8 rating in the “likelihood to recommend” sub-category. Well, it still feels really good when we see Windows Phone users are satisfied with their OS on at least certain dimensions of smartphones OS which Android and iOS doesn’t offer. You can see the full list winners in different categories here. How do our readers feel about these PCMag.com Readers Choice Awards? comment below.

  • zunair

    windows 10 mobile is really a good operating system as well it is very stable software although there is lack of some apps while the platform operating system is good enough to take windows 10 mobile as a smartphone today

  • Scott Davis

    This is the best operating system out there. The live tiles with something that the other operating systems didn’t offer. It was ahead of its time in so many different ways. As always, Microsoft screwed up a great system.

  • Rui M. Sousa

    Windows 10 mobile is much better than android 8

  • Andy Mili

    the best operating system

  • WPJ

    If history of phones is any indication, Andromeda will be nothing like WP.

  • Gn Re

    even today Windows 10 mobile (e.g. on Lumia 950xl) is still better than the most expensive Android based phone. functionality of pc Integration is still top, even M$ tries very hard to support Android and to bug their win10M. I am convinced win10M is the best for People who appreciate functionality and Quality more than apps to paint funny nose on eifelturm.

  • Kevin Rush AIA CSI ALA

    Windows Mobile phone is what all the others should be. The live tiles show the information important to me, all at a glance. Easy customization for the start screen makes it just right for me. So beautiful. So many unique features. I have all the apps I need for business and productivity. Great connectivity to Office 365.

  • pege63

    It’s proofs that common people are much smarter than the people on MS who shut down the OS!!