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Microsoft’s Windows Phone Exec believes Android is a ‘mess’ and Apple’s iOS is ‘boring’

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During the AllThingsD Dive Into Mobile conference today, Terry Myerson, the Corporate VP of the Windows Phone Division, made mentions to Google’s Android operating system as well as Apple’s iOS platform.

During the conference, Myerson stated that Apple’s iOS operating system is ‘boring’ because it contains icons across the bottom of the screen that offer little information or flexibility. As for Android, it is a ‘mess’ because there are too many different versions of the operating system in use on different phones. There is no consistency.

Myerson didn’t add much details about iOS or Android but simply left it at being messy and boring. Myerson didn’t really provide any updates when it came to his companys own Windows Phone platform, but did tout Nokia as a great partner.

According to data from Net Applications as of March 2013, Windows Phone has finally beat BlackBerry in market share. Windows Phone is still, on the other hand, behind Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS in terms of market share.

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