What's the best phone OS for me?
July 5, 2008 11:37 PM Subscribe
Which mobile phone OS will work the best for my needs and can be easily expanded with free software?
posted by abkadefgee to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm looking at a new smartphone purchase and want to choose the phone that has the best OS for my needs. I want to run Skype on the phone for the occasional cheap voice call through SkypeOut and I want to be able to continue loading my phone with free software and features.
Of the OSes I know of, including Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile 6, and Palm, which support the most and best free software and applications? Which has the most active community? There's a lot out there for Palm, but is that community dying off? What are some examples of apps you use on those OSes?
I know that similar questions may have been asked in the past, but this is a case where I think the answer could have changed quite a bit over time.