OpenMoko or Android G1?

Sat 08 November 2008

Having killed my cellphone with a good cycle in the washer, I'm in the new phone market I guess. Besides simply replacing the model I damaged ("the cheap option"), I'm also looking at OpenMoko and Android. Trouble is, they're both the same price, and nobody really has published a direct comparison.

I like the idea of running Linux on a phone, and having a wide degree of freedom to customize, but with other fun hardware on the way, I'm not sure how much time I'd really devote to tinkering with a phone I'd rather have working 100 percent of the time. So I'm looking for three kinds of advice:

  • why I should get an OpenMoko from people who own one

  • why I should get an HTC G1 from people who own one

  • a comparison from people who own either but have used both

The last category strikes me as rare, but it can't hurt to ask.

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