I received mine yesterday. The screen is awful, virtually no viewing angle without color distortion, the OS is basic, to say the least, and scrolling almost always over-scrolls making it very difficult to select anything from a list. The touchscreen is about as responsive as a dead cat. Camera software is half-baked. Had to wait for it to arrive in the mail only to find out the phone takes a standard-sized SIM card (seriously, with the proliferation of micro- and nano-sim cards, this should be specified SOMEWHERE in the product info!)
The OS can grow, but the hardware here is utter shit.
The really intetesting here it is that allow anybody that make some webpage to develop an app for the Firefox OS, at least they are at half the way to do that. Can you say the same from the complex, propietary and restrictive development tools of Ios, Windows Phone or Android?
The other thing it is if there only one or two mobile OS, are the consumer rights protected? Do you want another monopoly like Microsoft?
Likwid, 22 Aug 2013Yeah...they kindof released the phone too soon. The OS is still too simple and primitive to be... moreWhat is wrong with the OS? There aren't many apps yet, but that's not Mozilla's fault.
Yeah...they kindof released the phone too soon. The OS is still too simple and primitive to be called a smartphone.
One caveat is that Firefox is designed to be always online. So beware bloated mobile phone bills.
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2013firefox os, can it do wifi hotspot?Yes, you can. I live in Venezuela and bought the Alcatel One Touch Fire and the wifi hotspot function is available.
a good phone for those who want a cheap smartphone. come on, not everyone is rich like samsung fanboys,ok?
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2013Oh sure, changing from the good to the bad. Absolutely the sort of change we are interested in.Why for the bad? Some ppl just like a nice easy phone to use or are tired of android. Having choices in life is always a good thing.
Still waiting...lack of Gorilla Glass was concerning for me. Asha 311 has almost the exact same interface and specs but has Gorilla Glass. I debated purchasing one last night from eBay...at the time they had sold about 982, which makes me believe that they had exactly 1000 to sell through eBay. Good publicity nonetheless, even if it doesn't amount to that many sold...baby steps.
tony.stark, 21 Aug 2013So everything except android is bad....oh god,fanboys are getting more and more annoying each... moreNo, but the first guy argued that "If android is good and this is bad, why change from android to this?" and the second guy tried to imply that changing for the sake of change was enough, which is clearly... foolish, to put it mildly.
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2013Oh sure, changing from the good to the bad. Absolutely the sort of change we are interested in.So everything except android is bad....oh god,fanboys are getting more and more annoying each day....
gilda, 21 Aug 2013Emmm perhaps change? Too much of the same gets boring.Oh sure, changing from the good to the bad. Absolutely the sort of change we are interested in.
droopy, 21 Aug 2013Firefox phone is horrible. Why i need to buy this phone when nowadays android is the top1??? W... moretry looking at the firefox os pages, there is a lot of information and you will know your question is, with all due respect, meaningless.