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LG's transparent Firefox OS Fx0 phone gets caught on video

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LG's transparent Firefox OS Fx0 phone gets caught on video
Last week, Mozilla and KDDI announced Japan’s first Firefox-based smartphone - the Fx0, a handset manufactured by LG. What’s special about the Fx0 is its design: the device comes with a transparent shell that allows us to see its innards.

Needles to say, the Fx0 is not the type of smartphone that you get to see too often, though its design will certainly not appeal to everyone. If you’re among those who want to take a better look at the LG Fx0, check out the hands-on video embedded below. The video also provides a quick look at Firefox OS 2.0.

The designer of the Fx0 made its shell transparent in order to emphasize Mozilla’s commitment to openness. The smartphone itself is not a high-end one, although it offers the most advanced specs of any Firefox handset to date, including: a 4.7-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, LTE connectivity, 8 MP rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space.

The Fx0 won’t be sold outside Japan (where it costs about $410), though maybe LG wants to launch similar handsets in other parts of the world. We’ll let you know if we hear more about this.


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posted on 29 Dec 2014, 17:23 4

1. Manti123 (banned) (Posts: 207; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Due to the presence of very affordable Android Smartphones, Firefox has a very limited chance to survive.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 17:28

2. apple4never (Posts: 1063; Member since: 08 May 2013)


but if firefox is optimized like IOS and WP then the firefox can survive, the problem with low end androids is that they are laggy as anyting

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 17:36 4

4. Manti123 (banned) (Posts: 207; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


I tried ZTE Open. Actually, it was almost useless and very boaring with a very poor Apps store as well. Nokia Asha series are much better than any phone runs FireFox.

Both WP and BB 10 are extremely advanced compared to the FireFox, but they are still suffering against the duopoly of Android and IOS. So,I dont not see that FireFox could success in the Mobile OS battle.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 00:59 1

10. nokia12 (Posts: 463; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


stop using that argument, its not 2012 anymore

hardware has evolved now

try modern phones like moto E and android one phones
there is absolutely no lag .. they are as smooth as WP

firefox is relevant for phones that are below 70 $ ..

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 17:30 3

3. Manti123 (banned) (Posts: 207; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Also, this phone looks so ugly with that ridiculous price. I doubt LG would sell 100 units.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 20:17

9. sip1995 (Posts: 1544; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Firefox will buy them all...

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 17:37

5. TimCook (banned) (Posts: 450; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


Gimmicky things ...

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 19:32 1

6. wargreymon (Posts: 669; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Being open? Of course you would think that.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 19:56 2

7. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Yeah...they're called "iPhones"...

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 19:58

8. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Not a fan.

It looks ugly with that transparent housing, like a dollar-store solar calculator from ten or so years ago.

Only thing that could make it worse would be a price tag over $100...oh...wait...

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 02:03

11. AME85 (Posts: 41; Member since: 16 Dec 2014)


This phone looks really ugly !!!

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