|Product||Apple iOS 6||Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean||Windows Phone 8||Microsoft Windows 8|
|Price||Free||$40.00 to $202.14|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||2.5 stars||3 stars||0 stars||2.5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||October 29, 2012||October 26, 2012|
|Bottom line|| |
The transition to Apple Maps is rough, but new features and a ton of tiny tweaks make iOS 6 a must-have update.
You won't be left too far behind without it, but Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is a worthy update that brings improved voice search, notifications, and sharing.
Windows Phone 8 is absolutely worth using, especially if you enjoy a simpler, bolder interface. However, if you need a robust app selection now, stick with the more fully formed Android and iOS.
Microsoft makes an aggressive, forward-thinking, and bold statement for the future of PCs with Windows 8, and vast security and speed improvements more than justify the $40 upgrade price.
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