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nutcase84's Photo nutcase84 15 Aug 2013

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I thought it would be nice to talk about Mozilla's new OS.

There are going to be two Firefox OS devices released soon, the ZTE Open, and the Alcatel One Touch Fire. I plan on getting the ZTE Open. What do you think? Do you think it's worth it? Are you going to get one? Why or why not?

Also, I can't make it Firefox OS It makes it Firefox Os.


They released the ZTE Open! It's only in orange though. :(

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steel_toed_boot's Photo steel_toed_boot 15 Aug 2013

I think it will be worth a try. Microsoft/Apple can't be the only ones making quality Operating Systems.
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ShadowedZenith's Photo ShadowedZenith 15 Aug 2013

View Poststeel_toed_boot, on 15 August 2013 - 08:26 AM, said:

I think it will be worth a try. Microsoft/Apple can't be the only ones making quality Operating Systems.

I'd have to disagree here. They're entering what's quickly becoming an over saturated OS market. Android, iOS, Windows Mobile/Phone/CE/one of the millions of other names Microsoft has attached to their mobile market, Ubuntu Phone (iirc), Firefox OS, along with multiple other, lesser known mobile OSes floating around out there. All phone OSes do pretty much the same thing and honestly don't bring much to the table. iOS and Android have very similar App markets with Windows Phone (albeit slowly) catching up. What's the real appeal to a Firefox mobile OS outside of it having "Firefox" attached and it using HTML5 for all of its interfaces?
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nutcase84's Photo nutcase84 15 Aug 2013

View Poststeel_toed_boot, on 15 August 2013 - 08:26 AM, said:

I think it will be worth a try. Microsoft/Apple can't be the only ones making quality Operating Systems.

You don't like android? :(

View PostShadowedZenith, on 15 August 2013 - 09:10 AM, said:

View Poststeel_toed_boot, on 15 August 2013 - 08:26 AM, said:

I think it will be worth a try. Microsoft/Apple can't be the only ones making quality Operating Systems.

I'd have to disagree here. They're entering what's quickly becoming an over saturated OS market. Android, iOS, Windows Mobile/Phone/CE/one of the millions of other names Microsoft has attached to their mobile market, Ubuntu Phone (iirc), Firefox OS, along with multiple other, lesser known mobile OSes floating around out there. All phone OSes do pretty much the same thing and honestly don't bring much to the table. iOS and Android have very similar App markets with Windows Phone (albeit slowly) catching up. What's the real appeal to a Firefox mobile OS outside of it having "Firefox" attached and it using HTML5 for all of its interfaces?

Variety is the spice of life.
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nutcase84's Photo nutcase84 15 Aug 2013

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Zee's Photo Zee 15 Aug 2013

Seems epic. Stupid question, but will I be able to try and run this on my Android after porting the code?
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kornichen's Photo kornichen 16 Aug 2013

I think FirefoxOS is fine but you need a internet connection permanent. It's very hard with 300 megabytes of traffic per month like I have. But you can test it out if you have Firefox.

There is a Firefox addon called "Firefox OS Simulator": https://addons.mozil...x-os-simulator/

Just install it, goto Extras, Web-Developer, Firefox OS Simulator


Best regards,
kornichen
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nutcase84's Photo nutcase84 16 Aug 2013

View PostZee, on 15 August 2013 - 10:08 PM, said:

Seems epic. Stupid question, but will I be able to try and run this on my Android after porting the code?

It seems that a few people made roms for android devices... Google it.

And they released the ZTE Open! It's only in orange though. I'm going to wait for blue. (As you probably can tell, it's my favorite color.)

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View Postkornichen, on 16 August 2013 - 12:39 AM, said:

I think FirefoxOS is fine but you need a internet connection permanent. It's very hard with 300 megabytes of traffic per month like I have. But you can test it out if you have Firefox.

There is a Firefox addon called "Firefox OS Simulator": https://addons.mozil...x-os-simulator/

Just install it, goto Extras, Web-Developer, Firefox OS Simulator


Best regards,
kornichen

Firefox OS has cached apps. Anyway, the way I'm going to use it, is connect to my dumb phone using Bluetooth. It's a prepaid Tracfone, so I'm going to blow through minutes if I use data. So it's only going to be for calls, and I'll connect to WiFi when I want to download something.
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nutcase84's Photo nutcase84 16 Aug 2013

Where's the other colors? I want blue!!!
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Zee's Photo Zee 16 Aug 2013

View Postnutcase84, on 16 August 2013 - 07:09 AM, said:

View PostZee, on 15 August 2013 - 10:08 PM, said:

Seems epic. Stupid question, but will I be able to try and run this on my Android after porting the code?

It seems that a few people made roms for android devices... Google it.

And they released the ZTE Open! It's only in orange though. I'm going to wait for blue. (As you probably can tell, it's my favorite color.)

LINK

View Postkornichen, on 16 August 2013 - 12:39 AM, said:

I think FirefoxOS is fine but you need a internet connection permanent. It's very hard with 300 megabytes of traffic per month like I have. But you can test it out if you have Firefox.

There is a Firefox addon called "Firefox OS Simulator": https://addons.mozil...x-os-simulator/

Just install it, goto Extras, Web-Developer, Firefox OS Simulator


Best regards,
kornichen

Firefox OS has cached apps. Anyway, the way I'm going to use it, is connect to my dumb phone using Bluetooth. It's a prepaid Tracfone, so I'm going to blow through minutes if I use data. So it's only going to be for calls, and I'll connect to WiFi when I want to download something.

Actually, I think I'll learn C++ so I can port it to my Galaxy Player 5.0. It will be a learning experience. :P
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lieudusty's Photo lieudusty 17 Aug 2013

I don't think Firefox OS will get anywhere considering theres Android and iOS
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