Windows Phone 8 is unlike any of Microsoft's previous mobile operating systems, and users recognize it. The OS is a very different beast than Apple's iOS or Google's Android system, and has a lot of great things going for it: a fluid and gorgeous user interface, great starter apps, and intuitive features you won’t find elsewhere. It can show you all of your social media updates in one screen, it’s almost endlessly customizable, and it smoothly integrates with your other machines, be they desktops, smartphones, or tablets. Windows Phone 8 is a major upgrade from the previous incarnation, and it continues to gain fans and supporters because it does things in a distinctly different way than other mobile operating systems. As the OS matures, Microsoft is adding more and more functionality and apps, and more and more people are realizing there’s definitely a space for it in the smartphone market. We hope you enjoy our Superguide, but, more importantly, we hope you’ll enjoy Windows Phone 8 as much as we do. It’s a unique OS, and we’re pleased to recommend it.