"In-depth comparison: We've looked at three Linux-based phones
that give the iPhone a run for its money. There's the Palm Pre,
running WebOS; Nokia's Maemo 5-based N900, and the HTC Legend,
running Android. Each is a strong challenger to Apple's device, and
they beat it today in significant areas. So, which is best for
"There's no doubt that Apple has done a fantastic job with the
iPhone, both in the hardware and in the software. It has
single-handedly transformed the once-turgid smartphone market into
money spinner. Every manufacturer has had to rethink its strategy
to compete, giving Linux the perfect opportunity to test its
"The striking thing is how comprehensively Linux has succeeded
on mobile phones. Linux has become the OS equivalent of the ARM
processor, sneaking to market dominance through its fantastic
versatility, performance and cost.
"This success is a significant vindication of what Linux stands
for and how its works. It shows that in the ultra-competitive world
of the mobile phone, at a hardware level, marketing, branding and
style don't matter. What manufacturers want is an operating system
that delivers, and that's why they're choosing Linux."
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