Most popular platforms like Apple’s iPhone and Google’s android have become favourite of open source developers. A study by Black Duck software shows that at the end of last year there were about 225 open source software on android operating system. Thus android’s total open source project became 357.
It indicates 168 percent gain over the number of open source software projects created for it in 2008. By the end of 2009 there were 76 new open source software projects on Apple’s iPhone. It indicates only 43 percent rise when 2008 is considered. So there were 252 software projects on Apple’s iPhone.
Windows mobile is in the third place with 75 new projects by the end of the year 2009. Actually 2009 was an year of open source software project activity on almost all mobile operating systems.
Now all the major platforms are struggling to introduce new and advanced facilities to attract users. The mobile phone users are in confusion, which one will they buy. If there are no more selection options, they will select one. Here the market is full of varieties. So definetily there will be dilemma. Open source facility will enhance the availability of more and more apps for different platforms.
The craze towards iPhone is increasing day by day. In my opinion, android is better than iPhone. It provides good browsing capacity, connectivity, desktop, opensource and so on.