Firefox OS gets a nice visual walkthrough

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



1. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 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...

2. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

ehhh. kinda ugly

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.

10. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 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....

15. Valdomero

Posts: 698; Member since: Nov 13, 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.

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 :-)

4. Ravail

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

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

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

9. EraserXIV

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 16, 2009

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

11. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 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!

5. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

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

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

8. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Sorry about that. All fixed.

12. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

No I want stock android.

13. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Looks good! But seriously AMOLED unfriendly

14. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

17. rex1213

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 29, 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!

20. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

18. gazmatic

Posts: 818; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

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

19. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

hack maybe!

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