Previously produced by Nokia, the popular Lumia brand is now manufactured by Microsoft themselves. As the makers of both the hardware and software, Microsoft are able to fine tune their handsets at every stage of production. Their unique Live Tiles interface offers a smart and intuitive operating system, which is uniform across all Windows devices.
Unlike Windows phones, Android devices are made by a range of manufactures. If you want an Android phone that’s been overseen by Google, there’s the Nexus range, but stock Android is generally used as a base template by smartphone makers. This means the experience differs from device to device, and there’s no option to synch the OS with your home computer.