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Comparing Apples to Androids: Why the future of smartphones looks open

In the few weeks I have owned a smartphone (a Kyocera Zio with Android), I've been fascinated to see how many non-technical users are experiencing the power of open source for the first time.

Between the proliferation of free and inexpensive apps in the Android Market and the numerous mobile companies offering their own Android phones, it's hard to believe it all started with a single G1 phone.

(Yes, I remember the Trolltech Greenphone and other predecessors, but nevertheless, a tip of the hat to Google for getting Android onto 19%—perhaps 20% before I finish typing this parenthetical disclaimer—of all smartphones.) » Read more

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iDon't allow open development

The new commercial running in the United States by Verizon is taking a stab on Apples iPhone.  The part that I like: "iDon't allow open development." It will be interesting to see if Droid development will be more successful. My guess, the open source way is better.

 

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