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Firefox OS gets a nice visual walkthrough

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Firefox OS gets a nice visual walkthrough
We've only seen little bits and pieces of Firefox OS so far, but since the emulator has come out, we're getting to see quite a bit more. A lot of new screenshots are out which are giving a much more complete idea of the platform and what it offers.

The OS is looking pretty interesting in the limited bits we're seeing, and we're definitely excited to see it on some real devices soon. So, let's jump into a visual walkthrough of the OS.

source: Ars Technica

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posted on 20 Nov 2012, 20:49 2

1. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

looking very sweet! at least this OS is targeting low end but its giving high end beauty!!!

i really dont know why nokia is so involve with this with its nokia "HERE" maps(i dont know if they give it again for free... which is bad for them...coz its their bread and butter now....LONG LIVE SYMBIAN)

will they make firefox phones too? welll, no one knows...

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 20:50 6

2. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)

ehhh. kinda ugly

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 20:56 8

3. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

Call me McKayla Maroney, but I'm just not that impressed. It looks like a UI on a feature phone from two or three years ago, not a smartphone OS from 2012 or 2013. And I'm not saying that to be a jerk. You've got iOS and Android absolutely dominating the market, but then you have a scrappy WIndows Phone 8 trying to make a stamp. Not to mention Blackberry coming with what has to be their biggest effort ever. Can Firefox OS really hold up to that? Even at the low end, there are older phones with shinier OS than this.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 00:26 1

10. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

you should take note to this that mozilla's goal for firefox OS is for low end smartphone! those phones for $50 only! and its prime partner is alcatel and ZTE.... they will targel 3rd world countries... so you dont need to give a huge buzz about this....

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 07:27

15. Valdomero (Posts: 288; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

that's how big companies like these start to introduce in the market where is dominated by huge enterprises whose target customers are of a better budget.

I think it's genious what they're doing, not to mention it's a sleek and nice design.

Once they get the share of the pie from some companies I don't want to mention... I believe they will go for the mid-range zone and stay there for a while.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:08

16. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

Actually, I did. I say even at the low end there are older phones with shinier OS than this. It's the last sentence of my comment. Of course, this says nothing about functionality...but if you were in the market for a smartphone...would you go for this or maybe an original Galaxy S or an iPhone 4? You can get both of those close to free nowadays. Read the whole comment next time :-)

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 21:22 2

4. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)

Reminds me of Symbian OS. Looks a bit dated compared to Android, iOS, and WP8.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 21:36 1

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

It does look like Symbian, but with cues of Android and iOS as well. 3 OS's in one.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 22:23 5

9. EraserXIV (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Jul 2009)

One OS to rule them all, One OS to find them, One OS to bring them all and in the UI bind them.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 00:32 3

11. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

i miss symbian... nokia shouldn't kill symbian really...

they should use it on low end instead of the s**tty s40 touch! that meego rip off will never get the love that nokia hope for! but symbian will!

the new reports just show that nokia's "Asha" didnt work... they are not on top 10 phone makers now! but if they go symbian, it will be love by people! coz that is nokia! and besides, it dont need high end specs like android... and symbian runs on armv11 that is very outdated! but still smooth (not web browsing) so production is not pricey! and maintenance is not that pricey too! and again, symbian has 100,000 apps on nokia store unlike s40 which only have 25,000 and some of them are not even optimize for touch screen! and its kinda stupid for devs to make a java base app now!

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 21:27

5. nicholassss (Posts: 368; Member since: 10 May 2012)

Looks simple. Kinda cheap But I like the progress, I'd give it a go.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 21:37

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Source isn't clickable.... That's cool.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 22:17

8. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Sorry about that. All fixed.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 01:11

12. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)

No I want stock android.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 02:09

13. Snoobab (Posts: 175; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Looks good! But seriously AMOLED unfriendly

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 02:49

14. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

For what they are attempting to build, it is a fine starting point. Just wonder if this OS has a chance to be polished enough to be an option in the markets they are shooting for.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 16:48 1

17. rex1213 (Posts: 77; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)

I would say, the UI design is now pretty neat as compared to the early UI's of the Firefox OS.

Another OS means more choices and more software innovation. Keep 'em coming! Looking forward to seeing a UI walkthrough of this to actually see the UI's logic. But honestly right now, I can't help but feel another "me too" attempt on this one. But who knows, this would turn out to have a fresh UI concept.

I actually liked the fresh UI design and concept of Meego Harmattan, Windows Phone, Jolla's Sailfish, and HP(Palm's) WebOS.

And I'm on the lookout for BB10 too!

Let the OS wars (not court wars) begin!

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 21:02

20. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

i know right!! this will be awesome!!!

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 06:30

18. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

I want to upgrade my n900... Here's hoping jolla brings a full qwerty keyboard.

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 21:01

19. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

hack maybe!

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