Loving my new ZTE Open C :)
It's not the fastest, biggest, fanciest phone ever - not by a long shot. But I'm loving it.
I'm enjoying the FirefoxOS marketplace that isn't controlled by Google, Apple or Microsoft. It all feels free-er and more open than any other phone.
A lot of people complain (or will do) that "there's no angry birds/temple run/ etc" but i think they miss the point. This is a budget phone, but you can still browse website, look at emails, (sadly you can still) look at Facebook but nothing's perfect ;)
FirefoxOS Still has a little way to go but its nice and easy to use and still very resposive on this slower phone.
Can ANY1 b kind enuf to instruct ME how to RESET MY NEW ZTE Firefox OS Open C Android WiFi handset.?? I was fiddling around with it to C how it works. & sumhow I have accidently put a voice control on it, that now WONT allow ME to access MY Settings Menu properly & CANT even find out how to RESET it bak 2 its Original State?? Can the manufacturers send ME the Online Instructions via Bluetooth link. In order to change ZTE Firefox OS Open c mbl handset bak to the way WE want it to b.
Phones should work like HUAWEI, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson, Pantech, Rogers, FireFly, Nokia & so on & so on.. once again can the ZTE Company make a Online Website where WE can READ about Instructions on how to RESET These ZTE Present & NEW Android Bluetooth WiFi Smartphones??
WE appreciate that YOU also make sure to have Manual Apps created & sent via google playstore..
WE appreciate it that these Major Problems get sorted out this month, 'withiout further delay'.
The mbl phone geeks.. WE r Mbl Phone Collectors & love trying out NEW companies to check out how there handsets work, what they can actually do, & how Futuristic THEY r Becoming..
newly, 14 Aug 2014Hello, I have bought the ZTE OPEN C from eBay Germany and I have flashed the android STOCK ROM... moreGood smartphone for low price.
I have written a thread about rooting the phone on xda.
Hello, I have bought the ZTE OPEN C from eBay Germany and I have flashed the android STOCK ROM which has no google apps, that fine with me. Now I need to swift some apps at my 32 GB SD and this is only possible when the phone is rooted. So, my question is how can I just root the phones stock rom android and keep the Stock rom android? Thx in advance. I am not an expert.
Bought phone in UK, email worked OK, now back in Oz cannot get it to update my emails. Keeps saying not connected to server. Passwordcorect ands can get internet OK. Any suggestions?
vampirefo, 15 Jun 2014I like the phone, runs well, I rooted phone, installed firefox update from zte website, then ... morehow? please help. i have been trying for hours to run the open c upgrade tool, it just sits there saying searching. wont find the device. I really need android on this phone, but dont klnow how to do it, please could you give me a step by step begginers guide??? please??
got this phone firefox os is not good but android is great for £40 it is good value
The Firefox O/S is impressive, and should improve with new releases.
The Android Kitkat is a little disappointing in that it does not come with Google play store.
I hope that ZTE will produce an update with G-apps installed (even if this is not free, because Google expect a payment…)
vampirefo, 15 Jun 2014I like the phone, runs well, I rooted phone, installed firefox update from zte website, then ... morevampirefo: How exactly did you set up dualboot on the Open C? I also have the phone, and while Firefox OS 1.3 runs quite well, I'm missing a number of android apps. I've only managed to install either FirefoxOS OR Android, not both with a choice at boot time, which I#d love to do.
Thanks & regards, -jc
I have ordered this on everbuying.com as the flame phone was already sold out, i am really excited with firefox os, all open-sourced mobile OS, not controlled by any vendor nor bastardized by google.
Anything to promote firefox OS IS A WIN! i am winning to have this phone along side my iPhone, I have android ulephone p6, but its laden with google tracking software.
This will serve ax my mobile wifi hotspot and dev phone as well!
I like the phone, runs well, I rooted phone, installed firefox update from zte website, then install Android 4.4 on sdcard, setup dual boot with firefox, built CWM recovery.
This phone uses swap and well as ram, If it didn't I would have setup swap myself, firefox market lacks apps, very few but hey this is early development for them.
Anyway with android setup on sdcard, I can just boot into android to use apps I want, note you need to root the android 4.4 and install gapps as it doesn't have gapps, but that's not a problem.
Over all for the price this phone is great, dual core running dual OS, not bad at all.
i saw on ebay 90$ with free shiping AND u can choose firefox os 1.3 or android 4.4.2,im not joking go check it
ifadey, 17 May 2014Minimum required RAM for Firefox OS is 256 MB. So 512 MB is more than minimum required RAM. I ... moreBelieve me that 256MB of RAM is NOT enough for FirefoxOS. I had to enable swap file on my Alcatel Fire to handle scenario with buying on-line train ticket with bank account validation code delivered by SMS. I would love to check device with 512MB of RAM. From my experience for everyday use it is possible to comfortable live with 256MB of RAM with zRAM enabled even on single core device (like Alcatel Fire or ZTE Open) but I think that Dual Core device will be much much better solution for 256MB amount of RAM.
On such device as ZTE Open C is with 512MB of RAM and Dual Core CPU when zRAM is enabled effectively you have about 1-1,2GB of RAM without performance impact as it is on single core device like mine one.
Now it's available to UK (and Ireland too I guess) customers through the Ebay UK website for £70 or €92 to Ireland. That would be a decent smartphone cheaper than my current Nokia Asha 300 which I last got for about €110 here. Look forward to more Firefox OS devices being available to buy unlocked in Ireland in the future!
Athull, 12 May 2014Dual core devices are still fine, its the ram that hurts this one.Minimum required RAM for Firefox OS is 256 MB. So 512 MB is more than minimum required RAM. I am using Geekpsphone Keon with 512 MB of RAM and never faced any memory related issue.
After spending several months with the original ZTE Open, I purchased a ZTE Open C (my son now has my original Open). Wow, what a difference! Significant improvement in screen quality, touch responsiveness, speed, and even the camera quality. No, it's still not going to have the finesse and wow factor of a top-end Galaxy or iPhone, but if you're looking for an amazing price/performance ratio, this is it. No contract, just $99 for an unlocked phone that works on the GSM networks. I'm really sold. Man, this reads like a paid advertisement. Sorry. I'm just delighted to have such a good smart phone on the cheap. Does everything I need it to and is cheap enough to qualify as disposable.