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Ten reasons open-source smartphones will win out

(Jack Wallen, ZDNet UK) Open source brings far more benefits to the mobile market than just cost savings. The mobile industry is becoming interesting. We have finally reached a point where the smartphone is actually smart and the average user can gain serious benefits from using one. How did this come about? In a word: competition (iPhone, Android phones, Palm Pre, BlackBerry Bold).

Two of those entries may outshine the rest for one simple reason — open source. Why is open source going to help raise these phones above the competition? Here are 10 reasons:
  1. Open Standards
  2. More Applications
  3. Security
  4. Customisation
  5. Connectivity
  6. Cost
  7. Multitasking
  8. Push Gmail
  9. Developers
  10. Creativity
Naturally, cost is one of the biggest advantages that open source brings to the mobile market along with the other 9 reasons and being a part of the open source community will certainly benefit any member of the smartphones’ world.

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