Why more mobile OSes are good for you

The Geeksphone Keon has an FM radio tuner app — but it requires headphones to be used as an antenna.

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commentary How do you feel about Firefox as an operating system? Or Ubuntu on your phone or tablet? Is Windows Phone 8 worth switching to? BlackBerry 10 means that the company formerly known as RIM isn’t dead yet, right? And what the heck’s a Tizen, anyway?

Depending on the OS, these questions and more will begin to plague mobile phone reviewers, phone providers, and consumers at large within the year at the most, and probably sooner.

Some people think this is a bad thing.

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