10 reasons why open source makes sense on smart phones
Jun 19, 2009, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)
"The mobile industry is getting really interesting. We have
finally reached a point where the smart phone is actually smart and
the average user can gain serious benefits from its usage. How did
this come about? In a word: Competition.
"When the iPhone arrived on the scene, users scrambled to get
their hands on Appleâ€™s sexy gadget, and
competitors scrambled to make a device that would have the same
appeal. Itâ€™s taken a while, but the competition
has arrived. Android phones, Palm Pre, Blackberry Bold
â€" they are all outstanding entries into this market.
But two of those entries will, in my opinion, outshine the rest for
one simple reason â€" open source. Why is open source
going to help raise these phones above the competition? I have 10