The latest Android offering of Google is the Ice Cream Sandwich or the ICS (Android 4.0). It is not just the most advanced OS ever created by Google but is also known to have incorporated all the best features of its predecessors. Working on both smartphones and Tablets, the Android ICS is fully loaded with exceptional features and lightening fast speed. The MeeGo OS was created jointly by Nokia and Intel to serve as on light weight netbooks, smartphones and tablets. It is a robust OS with simple yet stylish display and user friendly handling that has been specially made very simple so that even the non techies may enjoy its cool features.
Here you will see both these operating systems going head to head so that you, as an end user may find out the one that is best for you and eventually emerge as the real winner.
Font and display
The Ice Cream Sandwich has been equipped with an all new font system that is both stylish and very appealing. This new font system known as the Roboto, would give you the feeling as if you are reading a magazine on your high resolution screen. The display overall is very pleasing to the eye and highly stylish.
The MeeGo on the other hand has a very user friendly font display. The characters are crisp and stylish. The color blending is perfect, and even the positioning of all the elements on the desktop is perfect. The home screen is very user friendly and simple and perhaps not for the tech geeks.
Winner: If you want to go with style, then the Ice Cream Sandwich is made for you, while the MeeGo is more serene and simple.
Instant Voice to Text
The ICS will instantly convert your voice into text, without a millisecond’s lag. The process is fast and seamless and perhaps the best in all available smartphone OS versions.
The MeeGo at this instant has no such pre installed feature on offer, however apps in this regard may be installed on the same.
Winner: The ICS.
The NFC or Near Field Communication is very much a reality in the ICS. With NFC, two Androids can exchange secure data like web pages, and even apps. Known as the Android beam, this technology would revolutionize the fast speed data sharing among smartphones and Tabs.
The MeeGo has no such dedicated feature, but it is equipped with high speed Bluetooth and WiFi.
Winner: The ICS.
The ICS has been designed to run seamlessly on both tablets and smartphones. So now the applications designed for tabs can also be run on the smartphones, and vice versa. The ICS can be run on almost all advanced compatible devices and you have a wide range of brands creating them.
The MeeGo is made to work on smartphones, tablets and even netbooks. It is a very simple to use OS but is very tedious to install. The problem with MeeGo however is that it runs only on Intel and Nokia devices, which somewhat limits its usability.
The ICS is equipped with the latest and the fastest Chrome web browser. The internet connectivity is lightning fast, multiple pages (up to 16 simultaneously) can be opened at a time and you can also save your pages for a later read, even when offline.
The MeeGo is also equipped with the same Chrome browser as well and the fact that it works with the same efficiency on MeeGo makes it at par with the ICS.
Even though the quality of the camera depends up on the hardware of your smartphone or tablet, the ICS gives your android device a distinct edge over all other hi-tech devices. The images are crisper and very easy to edit. Also, the ICS allows the fastest capture of images in comparison to every other OS available.
The MeeGo has distinct camera controls that allow for the perfect capturing of the images. The processing and capturing speed are good but not as good as the ICS.
The ICS has a definite edge over the MeeGo, since it is not just more advanced than the MeeGo but is also embraced by most of the smartphone brands. The ICS is significantly faster and is perhaps the best OS available in the market for tablets and smartphones. The MeeGo on the other hand is not very popular and even its creators Intel and Nokia are weary of its future. The OS showed promise but so far has not been able to live up to it. Thus, you can say that over all the ICS is a better option than the MeeGo.