Windows Phone 7 has won the Know Your Mobile Operating System of the Year 2011 award.
The OS won the category on the strength of its now widely emulated Metro OS with its easily customisable start screen, which is focused on putting people.
The system won plaudits for having a unique tile-based look which stepped away from the sea of isolated uninformative icons used by other smartphone operating systems while integrating experiences come from third party developers and from across Microsoft’s suite of products including Xbox LIVE, Microsoft Office 2010, Zune, Windows Live, Bing and more.
The judges noted:
â€˜It has the most potential, with a unique interface and a rapidly growing apps selection. It has a great looking UI and doesn’t look like Android or iOS.’
â€˜A massive move from the previous OS. Huge growth in apps and the system looks heaps better than the competition.’
â€˜Innovative interface, with more success to come.’
â€˜A refreshing OS that doesn’t try and copy other operating systems. Has attracted a large number of developers too.’
The runner ups on this category were Blackberry 7 and Samsung Bada.