I'm trying to test the security features of different types of OSs available, and I decided to narrow this down to the Windows Phone 7 and iOS operating systems. I will be testing both my Nokia 800 and iPod Touch 4 to see which one has the better features. The issue I have now is figuring out how to test them. To be blunt, I don't know where to start in this regard. Has anyone here actually tested out embedded systems before?
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If you're looking to test features then to be honest you don't need the phone so much as documentation about the phone hardware/operating system.
It's worth noting that Windows Phone 7 is not the current version of the OS and if you're looking at a comparison of these two ecosystems then it should really be Windows phone 8 and iOS 6.x .
In terms of comparing Windows Phone 7 and iOS, from a feature standpoint iOS is going to win a match-up relatively easily as it has a number of security related features (e.g. full-disk encryption, VPN support extensive MDM support) that I don't believe Windows Phone 7 has.