Posted Jan 15, 2009 11:00 UTC (Thu) by forthy
Parent article: The Android Dev Phone 1
IMHO, the Palm Pre is a more interesting platform from a free software
developer point of view. The reason: Palm has found its old business
model back. They sell devices, they build a solid software foundation,
other people develop lots of interesting applications for it. Google is
not really interested in selling devices, they are interested in data
from the consumer (guess what this "Market" program will do with your
next Google searches!). In other words: This is at least intended to be
Well, anyway, it seems that these open Linux smartphones are an idea
who's time has come. As with Linux, we see a boatload of different
distributions to come, and can expect the one or other flamewar about it.
Currently, I count five already: OpenMoko, Android, ALP, WebOS, LiMo, and
I probably forgot some here ;-).
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