Android is less and less open, so what are the alternatives?
By Glyn Moody:
"More about Neo FreeRunner:
a Linux-based touch screen smart phone ultimately aimed at general consumer use as well as Linux desktop users and software developers.
Linux users and software developers will appreciate the total freedom they have to use and design software for the FreeRunner.
General phone users will eventually appreciate the high spec and performance of the phone and the wide range of free software packages expected to emerge. These will allow users to make the maximum use of the hardware and tailor it to their particular needs. Since launch, the pace of software tweaks and improvements has increased as both the Openmoko team developers and the wider community work together." (http://www.h-online.com/open/features/Is-Android-s-bane-a-boon-for-Free-Software-1358433.html)