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LG debuts its first Firefox OS smartphone - the Fireweb

23 October, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
LG debuts its first Firefox OS smartphone - the Fireweb - read the full textFirefox OS could be considered still in its infancy but as bigger OEMs hop on the train it could gain traction faster than expected. LG is the first major manufacture to premiere a Firefox OS handset of its own. The LG Fireweb is the Mozilla-powered smartphone a 5MP autofocus and LED-enabled...

 

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there are other people who seeks another phones besides Android phone and iPhone. It's a good competition, though

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  • 2013-11-25 06:26
  • uumI

I would trust Mozilla over Google, Microsoft and Apple, but unfortunately, this makes Symbian look good.

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  • 2013-10-24 23:41
  • amdD

there are other people who seeks another phones besides Android phone and iPhone. It's a good competition, though.

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  • 2013-10-24 14:03
  • 9Ab5

> In reply to Kyonkan @ 2013-10-23 17:00 from Pv7u - click to readWith huge marketing to back it up!!!!

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  • 2013-10-24 13:11
  • 3sEj

> In reply to kamathln @ 2013-10-24 12:25 from HsEM - click to readare you sure ? shall i be able to run a mozilla add-on
i use on my windows pc on that phone ?

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  • 2013-10-24 12:33
  • gLBk

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-24 09:01 from PUmB - click to readFirefoxOS runs webapps, so it already has so many apps which will run on it

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  • 2013-10-24 12:25
  • HsEM

there are other people who seeks another phones besides Android phone and iPhone. It's a good competition, though.

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  • 2013-10-24 10:22
  • 9Ab5

$207 for the smart phone with low resolution, 1Ghz core and new OS. I do not think user will show any interests. In addition, it is not easy for Firefox since Android and iOS are already very popular.
Android based manufacturers like LG may try it as a backup in case Google applies some difficult conditions in future.

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  • 2013-10-24 09:01
  • PUmB

Hi! I live in Brazil. Here everything is expensive, due to our high taxation. An Asha costs R$ 399, a Galaxy S Duos, R$ 799. And we're talking about MSRPs. In this scenario, a R$ 449 MSRP doesn't seem all that bad. US$ 1 = R$ 2.20. I think in the near future we will be able to find the LG Fireweb for R$ 350 or even less. And people here often buy things in 12 payments, no interest.

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  • 2013-10-23 18:48
  • 9xRn

You can't take prices in Brazil as an indication. They have crazy import taxes.

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  • 2013-10-23 17:29
  • mVAc

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-23 15:29 from n4Ai - click to readSold in Brazil... price matters more

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  • 2013-10-23 17:20
  • 9xe8

> In reply to chris @ 2013-10-23 13:46 from Ye01 - click to readblam your goverment

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  • 2013-10-23 17:04
  • rJs2

At that price, it will hardly sell. At that kind of cash I can get an LG L9, better hardware by miles ahead, at the same price? This phone is gonna need a HUGE price drop if they hope to make it work.

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  • 2013-10-23 17:00
  • Pv7u

Sadly the Images taken by the camera seem simply way too flushed out... they lack color,depth,and so much to complain if u wanted to... they need to work on the camera a lot!

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  • 2013-10-23 16:15
  • 2SQd

> In reply to Dan @ 2013-10-23 15:31 from vpY2 - click to readNokia! can never happen and will never happen! Now that its in the hands of Microsoft

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  • 2013-10-23 16:10
  • 2SQd

If only Nokia were this adventurous...

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  • 2013-10-23 15:31
  • vpY2

> In reply to cjs @ 2013-10-23 14:36 from dNA1 - click to readhi that was my comment ..

what OS ? i didn't even start about apps and other problems the OS might have which is acceptable for a new OS.

but look at the hardware .. 4 inch and a HVGA screen with a snapdragon msm7225a .. phones with similar specs like xperia miro,tipo,xperia E , galaxy s duos are already available for 100-130 $ off contract.. let's not even talk about Lumia 520 and remember they are on android .

the whole point of Firefox OS is to run on older hardware around 50-80$ phones . Firefox is not in competition with android or WP. it is in competition with asha OS and other dumb phones..

and in order to gain even slightest of attraction firefox needs to win on Price .. thats how WP became successful in low end (lumia 520).. apps and features will come as time passes by and developer interest increases...

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  • 2013-10-23 15:29
  • n4Ai

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-23 13:39 from mnjg - click to readthat tends to be the case for any OS when starting from scratch......

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  • 2013-10-23 14:36
  • dNA1

i don't get this video. i mean, if i'm gonna make a new os, in a market that already have at least three strong competitor, i'm gonna try to convinced the customer that my os is different, have something that others don't, a very good and original reason about why would i make another mobile os in this tight market. i can see they were trying to make money obviously from the application store, but there is no excuse for me to find it any better than what already exist on the market.

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  • 2013-10-23 14:26
  • 61PH

People stop complaining about the price.... Brazil is expensive in electronics. a PS4 will set you back over $1000... It's ridiculous, but unfortunatly very true.

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  • 2013-10-23 13:46
  • Ye01

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