I fail to see why people would buy this over a cheap android device
IF Firefox focus on "Privacy & Security" they'll have a winner; if not, it will be "just another" ho hum OS. I Want a mobile OS that is safe and secure AND private. IF you can effectively do that from get go and don't screw up with vulnerabilities and holes in the OS it will fail. Good luck!
AnonD-206709, 30 Jul 2014low end os war: firefox, nokia x, asha platform. mid: bb os. high end os war: wp, android, I... moreSeeing as the Nokia X and Asha platforms have been discontinued, I would say Firefox is the best in it's class.
AnonD-171976, 31 Jul 2014firefox browser is so poor, lately they just add feature to bookmark sync which chrome have im... moreWTF are you talking about. Firefox had flash before Chrome existed.
Firefox had Sync before Chrome had any sort of sync.
All that happened is that Firefox Sync is now called Firefox Account...
BB10 is a great os. But the new FireFox os really growing high with lower end market....
I'm still very angry about my ZTE Open and the bad support of ZTE.
Still no fix for the barely functioning touchscreen? What about the WiFi drops? No? Bootloops only fixable with original ZTE Image they removed from their server?
And i'm still very angry about the frustrating days when i tried the FFOS devtools.
Anonymous, 31 Jul 2014another os is a bad move. Make the actual oses to yun correctly, stable and fast. Without maki... moreAre you dense? You saying leave the giant corporations alone, let them have monopolies in mobile OS? Why do you love Microsoft, Apple and Google that much, are you worried they arent making enough billions in profit, they need your help to make even more?
Screw the billion dollar companies, we need a real open source mobile OS and this is it i think (not Firefox OS but its building blocks, best known as Boot2Gecko)
firefox browser is so poor, lately they just add feature to bookmark sync which chrome have implemented it years ago. And other feature like integrated flash player, etc firefox is so much left behind from google.
judging from the browser, maybe it's also reflect in their OS
I love it how GSM review firefox and claim that iOS supports swipe like keyboards..... um iOS 8.0 aint out yet so at the moment no it doesnt support third party keyboards.
Looks pretty smooth for me, or at least smoother than most of android phones at that price.
another os is a bad move. Make the actual oses to yun correctly, stable and fast. Without making new ones....too much fragmentation and waste of resources.
Kudos to FF!
This is a good start, hope to see a lot more in a year. Competition is great :)
AnonD-237024, 30 Jul 2014Not the best OS, but sounds good.Better start as compared to Windows phone OS. at least Mozilla put all basic features into the OS unlike Microsoft, they are adding basic features one by one and naming it updates after selling a few billion devices... Lol Windows phone users including me still begging for WiFi direct and USB OTG in Microsoft Suggestion pages... And most of the people not using Developer preview 8.1 is still waiting for getting Notification centre, Quick toggles, file manager etc... Microsoft people learn something from Mozilla guys
low end os war: firefox, nokia x, asha platform.
mid: bb os.
high end os war: wp, android, Ios.
unclassified: jolla, tizen.
firefox is the best in its class.
This is like ANdroid 2.0 folks. They still got lots to do folks, but I think they can pull it off for the dirt cheap phones they are providing.