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    Best Linux Phone?

    Hi gang,

    I am on the look out for a new smartphone and am wondering:

    - What is the best Linux powered phone and why?

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    - What is the best Linux friendly phone and why?

    Would love to hear from other users and see what your opinions are.
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    Re: Best Linux Phone?

    i think N900 is the best Linux phone by far. has a good camera, great OS.

    but from what i have gathered, its usually always out of stock. 32 GB memory supported, has 5 MP cam. great phone.


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    Re: Best Linux Phone?

    My Motorola V8! I would go for an Android-based devices. I heard HTC Hero is a great phone.
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    Re: Best Linux Phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by arnab_das View Post
    i think N900 is the best Linux phone by far. has a good camera, great OS.

    but from what i have gathered, its usually always out of stock. 32 GB memory supported, has 5 MP cam. great phone.
    Yes I thought about it, it is a little outside of my price range at the moment. But, it doesn't have a capacitative touch-screen as far as I know?
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    How open is Android? I mean does Google prevent users from hacking or modyfying their Android powered phones like Apple does?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PartisanEntity View Post
    How open is Android? I mean does Google prevent users from hacking or modyfying their Android powered phones like Apple does?
    No, I actually heard(again), that there're some mods for Android phones just like the jailbreak of iPhone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PartisanEntity View Post
    Yes I thought about it, it is a little outside of my price range at the moment. But, it doesn't have a capacitative touch-screen as far as I know?
    yea thats a bit of a let down, but its very stable. supports loads of apps. and comes from nokia (hence ur guaranteed to get proper support for ur phone). i know its quite expensive, but its totally worth it. i havent used it, coz its not available in my country, but i will buy it if it is. stash ur cash and keep saving, its worth every single penny.


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    Re: Best Linux Phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by PartisanEntity View Post
    How open is Android? I mean does Google prevent users from hacking or modyfying their Android powered phones like Apple does?
    It's pretty open. You just have to consider that a lot of the default Android apps are proprietary (GMail, Maps, YouTube). One of the modders got into trouble for redistributing these in a rom without Google's permission, so he got around it by having his rom just back up the existing proprietary apps and then copy them back after the rooted rom is in place.

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    Re: Best Linux Phone?

    My Nexus One!
    Quote Originally Posted by PartisanEntity View Post
    How open is Android? I mean does Google prevent users from hacking or modyfying their Android powered phones like Apple does?
    No, not at all. Google is fine with people changing the OS on the phone, and is not actively trying to prevent it. In fact, they've made it incredibly easy.

    The only consequence is that you'll void your warranty.

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    Re: Best Linux Phone?

    I'd definitely go for Nokia N900. it's based on Dedian, same as ubutnu. Since that you can run a lot of programs that you use, some are: OpenOffice.org, aircrack-ng, firefox, vlc(working on it), and dosbox! I know if im gonna buy any, it would be it. That in addition to the 5mp camera and the full qwerty keyboard.

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