Windows Phone 7 receives "operating system of the year" award

There's been some beautiful headlines lately with the Windows Phone OS taking awards, winning polls, and more. Adding to the trophy cabinet is "Operating System of the Year", judged at the 2011 Know Your Mobile Awards. The Metro interface was the main focus, which differentiates the OS from the likes of both iOS and Android. Xbox Live, Bing, Windows Live and Office integration were also highlights.

Runners up were Samsung's Bada and Blackberry 7. A selection of comments from judges on Microsoft's winning OS:

"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."

"A massive move from the previous OS. Huge growth in apps and the system looks heaps better than the competition."

"Innovative interface, with more success to come."

"A refreshing OS that doesn't try and copy other operating systems. Has attracted a large number of developers too."

Source: Know Your Mobile, thanks Ahmed for the tip!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.