Friday Poll: How much do mobile OSes move you?

The mobile operating system space is getting more and more crowded. How much do you consider OSes when making your mobile-gadget choices?

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This week, Hewlett-Packard declared its intent to use WebOS in its biggest-selling and most well-known product line when it unveiled three new WebOS devices--the HP TouchPad tablet and the HP Pre 3 and HP Veer smartphones.

Operating system competitors Android (and its tablet variant Honeycomb ) have had plenty of moments in the spotlight in recent months, as have iOS, Windows Phone 7 , and Research In Motion's PlayBook operating system . Now WebOS has entered the picture with plenty of hoopla, giving consumers yet another factor to consider when making mobile-gadget purchases.

Indeed, all this movement in the mobile operating system space got us wondering. Just how closely do you pay attention to operating systems when shopping for tablets and smartphones? Vote in our poll, and be sure to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Leslie Katz, Crave's senior editor, heads up a team that covers the most crushworthy (and wackiest) tech, science, and culture around. As a co-host of the now-retired CNET News Daily Podcast, she was sometimes known to channel Terry Gross and still uses her trained "podcast voice" to bully the speech recognition software on automated customer service lines. E-mail Leslie.


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