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10 of the best open source mobiles

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10 of the best open source mobiles

A quick article from Silicon.com showing you the top 10 open source mobile phones.

Smartphones have come a long way in the last few years. Not so long ago, a smartphone all too often meant a cumbersome PDA-style brick running an equally cumbersome operating system, or else a Qwerty-sporting BlackBerry tucked discretely inside a businessperson's briefcase.

How times have changed.

Nowadays smartphones are more likely to resemble shiny touchscreen toys and their OS has never been so important.

To serve a very demanding consumer audience and to attract all-important developers, smartphone makers are increasingly opting for an open source operating system. More than 60 per cent of the smartphone market now uses an open source OS, according to analyst house Juniper Research, which has noted a significant shift from proprietary to open source.

Which one do you prefer? And why? I do like the look of the Nokia N900 mobile phone.

[Via: Silicon.com - Mobile & Wireless]

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