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The first Firefox OS phones are official, meet Keon and Peak

22 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
The first Firefox OS phones are official, meet Keon and Peak - read the full textThe first batch of smartphones running the HTML 5-based Firefox OS have been unveiled. Meet the GeekPhone Keon and Peak - a duo of early Firefox OS-running smartphones targeted at app designers and developers to start building the upcoming OS' app ecosystem. What you see above is the...


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  • 2013-01-23 02:00
  • tsWA

We don't need another mobile OS. Ubuntu mobile OS and THIS will be a niche product for ultra-hardcore geeks; I believe normal developers won't be porting their apps to yet another platform, and having maintenance done on iOS and Android is already enough - The Apps in WP7/8 Marketplace serve as a good example for how much developers despise participating on another OS, even if its from an established software company that aggressively pushes their products onto the market.

TLDR: There is no future for Firefox and Ubuntu OS.

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  • 2013-01-23 01:47
  • 3KQ1

it looks good

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  • 2013-01-23 01:11
  • fmmC

> In reply to smhhhh @ 2013-01-22 20:57 from 9xaB - click to readonly windows 8 is the most original os out there, all the rest are just copies from one another

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  • 2013-01-23 01:08
  • 2CEZ

this is a cheap terrible copy of ios and android!

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  • 2013-01-23 01:06
  • 2CEZ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-22 22:01 from q{pI - click to readwindows 8 is not a copy of any off them, THANKYOU VERY MUCH, windows 8 is about the most original OS out there!

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  • 2013-01-23 01:05
  • 2CEZ

A rubbish copy of iOS ,It's completely disappointing.

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  • 2013-01-23 00:48
  • miIc

looks like an iOS/Android rip-off., but let's be positive that this OS would be smooth without demanding for multiple cores of processor.

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  • 2013-01-23 00:33
  • vp78

> In reply to Achraf52 @ 2013-01-22 23:40 from fqWn - click to readHP did not give WebOS a chance, it is one of the best mobile operating systems and it still have ideas that other platforms need to catch on, but HP with bad management killed WebOS quickly and effectively.

Mozilla have chance with FirefoxOS, let's just wait and see, i really want to see other platforms, WP, Android and iOS are all boring now.

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  • 2013-01-23 00:14
  • Trj@

> In reply to Achraf52 @ 2013-01-22 23:40 from fqWn - click to readWhen IOS and Android started, did they immediately have a million applications? Duh... what kind of brain do you have?

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  • 2013-01-22 23:41
  • PxcP

It looks very much like iOS and Apple surely isn't going to like that. It is focused on Web apps and that didn't even work for computers say mobile devices, it is a new platform and there a basically no apps for it, just look how Microsoft which has a lot of investment money struggles to make their mobile platform so popular and how HP failed miserably with the Palm OS platform, how would you expect Mozilla to make it succeed ? it is just another crazy project and iOs and Android are here to stay. With these technical specs, it isn't going to have a long journey.

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  • 2013-01-22 23:40
  • fqWn

It looks so i-phoneish

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  • 2013-01-22 23:38
  • 0yI9

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-22 22:28 from v0Xt - click to readSeriously ? there are a ton.

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  • 2013-01-22 23:34
  • fqWn

Its great that new OS's enter but I feel like 512mb is too little. 1gb should be the norm and 2gb for high-end phones.

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  • 2013-01-22 22:54
  • Fht4

everything in this phone is so unique.. i havenr seen all of these

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  • 2013-01-22 22:28
  • v0Xt

At first look, it kinda looks very iOS'is because of the icons layout except the fact that its icons are more rounded/circular. :)

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  • 2013-01-22 22:11
  • P@1G

i will buy one of them just for fun.

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  • 2013-01-22 22:06
  • fwVa

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-22 21:50 from bEKN - click to readSimilar to Chrome OS, because in case you hadn't noticed, that does a very similar thing, but with more emphasis on web apps.

Similar to Tizen - this is a bit more stretched, but both use HTML5 apps.

There's far less difference there than there is between this and iOS, that's for sure.

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  • 2013-01-22 22:03
  • d$Sg

> In reply to TheAgent @ 2013-01-22 20:58 from NS8K - click to readwp8 is a copy of android and ios. they just hide it with ugly tiles

android and ios are copies of each other

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  • 2013-01-22 22:01
  • q{pI

> In reply to Esk @ 2013-01-22 21:34 from d$Sg - click to readBackend is similar to Tizen or Chrome?? What exactly are you smoking?

The full OS is a web browser of sorts with all the menus and layouts detailed by xml files. Easy and quick to genrate UI. That is why it used to be called boot 2 gecko. You are booting into the web browser It is way different from all the other Operating systems out there.

I can't believe the amount of ignorance that exists on the internet. :P . Please research before posting next time.

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  • 2013-01-22 21:50
  • bEKN

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