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6th September 2012, 10:52 AM #1
Firefox OS / Boot to Gecko
Boot to Gecko / Firefox OS seems to be gaining momentum. It looks like they've built an app store, details below.
A sneak peek at Firefox OS app store, part of Mozilla's mobile play | Digital Trends
I'm a happy Android user, but I'm very interested in Firefox's efforts as I like what Mozilla is all about. I'm really looking forward to seeing how this pans out.
14th December 2012, 05:43 PM #2
Firefox users can run a Firefox OS simulation as an add-on.
Word is these phones will be available early next year. I'd buy one of these in a heartbeat.
Firefox have bought everything.me, bridging HTLM5 and the native phone.
Everything.me, The Search App That Bridges The Native And HTML5 Divide, Gets $25M From Telefonica, Mozilla And Singtel | TechCrunch
28th December 2012, 02:37 AM #3
24th February 2013, 11:18 PM #4
Not in the UK...
Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx
Mozilla Unlocks the Power of the Web on Mobile with Firefox OS « Mozilla Blog
Performance doesn't look great either, due to the low-end hardware.
The first wave of Firefox OS devices will be available to consumers in Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Venezuela.
We are working with manufacturers Alcatel (TCL), Huawei, LG and ZTE to build the first Firefox OS devices, all powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ chipset.
ZTE Open is the first official Firefox OS phone (hands-on)
The ZTE Open is the first phone we've seen running Firefox OS other than a few developer units, and just as we figured it's an extremely low-end device. It's very small, and feels pretty good to hold, but we immediately noticed its washed-out screen. Details are scarce for the moment, but we've heard rumblings that the Open is running a Cortex A5 processor, has a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen display, and is reminiscent of Android phones from several years ago.
Lag is a major concern — apps took multiple seconds to load, to change toggles, and to make UI transitions, though at least some of the performance issues could probably be attributed to the poor cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity we've got in the venue.
Bottom line, there are no needles being moved here from a hardware perspective — it's really just a question of whether consumers are finally ready for the web-based app stores that their carriers are trying to push on them. (Source
16th August 2013, 06:28 PM #5
@jinnantonnixx . The ZTE Open is now available to buy on eBay for £59.99.
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