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Firefox OS nightlies available for the very adventurous crowd

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Firefox OS nightlies available for the very adventurous crowd
Earlier today, we saw some leaked screens of Mozilla's Firefox OS and a lot of the features looked to borrow design elements from the competition in the smartphone world. Now, we're finding out that if you're adventurous and eager, you can grab a nightly build of the OS to test out, right this minute. 

This isn't just for any casual user who likes to play around with new toys though. Installing the new nightly builds isn't as easy as download and run. First, you'll have to download the Firefox OS nightly and install it. But, after that, you'll also have to download and install the HTML5 user interface for the platform, the UI is named Gaia; and for that installation, you'll have to be comfortable with command line. 

Of course, if you're a developer and you want to test out the OS, or test out a web app that you would like to run on the platform, this is some pretty solid news. It is certainly giving quite a lot of development time before the release of the platform, which doesn't really have a timetable, but can't be too soon. 

source: Mozilla via The Verge

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posted on 19 Jul 2012, 17:56 2

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm interested to see how smooth the OS is. Someone want to try and install this on their phone and report back here?

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 18:07 1

2. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


i agree. i almost want to say that firefox is late to the smart phone game, but i also said that about android and im about to purchase my first android device.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 18:12 1

3. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 305; Member since: 03 May 2012)


lol you said android is late to the game? how so?

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 21:10 1

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Android has had tons of successful and awesome devices come out in just these short few years. Droid, Nexus One, EVO, Droid X, Galaxy S, Galaxy S 2, RAZR, One X, SGS3, etc etc etc. Wave after wave of awesome devices for everyone's personal likes and requirements.

WEBOS had so much potienal but Palm really dropped the ball when they didnt go out aggressively with more devices, Palm apparently thought they could pull an Apple out of their butts and just release a "refreshed" Palm Pre like Apple does with their iPhones. But look where that got them!

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 21:25 1

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


If your getting an Android phone, get the GS3 to future proof yourself or the One X.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 22:54

8. fur0n (Posts: 69; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


i got my gs3 on Tuesday

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 01:38

9. aaronkatrini (Posts: 239; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


Event thought having a OS from Firefox and not Google Chrome (I mean Google), makes me feel better. I love Firefox, from the firs day i tried it i loved it! And Google Chrome came to make new standards and that's ok, but still Firefox remains my favourite. Maybe because used most on Linux-OS and Android is based on Linux-kernel...
To the B2G ... when it came out it did lag on SGS2!!!

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