First in-depth look at Firefox's mobile OS
posted by Scott H. / Jul 19, 2012, 3:30 PM
The mobile OS also has support from Sprint and Deutsche Telekom, so we may see several Firefox OS phones next year. The real question of course is what will the OS look like? Happily TechWeek Europe got its hands on a slew of images from current versions of the operating system, which we present below. You can see that much inspiration has been drawn from both Android and iOS, and the result is a nice-looking and clean user interface.
Based on what you see, do you think Firefox OS has a strong mobile future, or will they fall to the wayside?
source: TechWeek Europe via Business Insider
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its like android and ios had a baby.
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 3:46 PM 58
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posted on Jul 19, 2012, 3:51 PM 15
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With proud Uncle WP8 and Aunt Symbian there for the birth. Older brother BB was none too happy.
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 4:08 PM 14
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I'm not impressed...
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 3:52 PM 11
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Me neither. I thought for sure that it would be better than this. ;_; I just don't like the lockscreen (because it looks just like Android) and the homescreen because it just looks weird. All in all, we haven't seen all of it yet and I still have faith in Mozilla to create a good OS.
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 4:53 PM 6
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I honestly can't believe Sprint is on the fence about supporting Windows Phone 8, but they give their full support to Firefox OS.? That makes ZERO sense.! Look, on the Sprint website, the HTC Arrive is one of their HIGHEST RATED smartphones. Sprint customers want more Windows Phones, especially a Nokia Lumia device that Nokia is more than happy to make for Sprint. But NO, they're rather support with copy & paste Android iOS knock off of a smartphone OS. If my predictions are correct, I feel that Firefox OS will go the way of webOS, which is actually WAY better than this piece of junk OS to begin with. /rant
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 3:55 PM 7
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Wow this looks so lame. I honestly dont think there should be any new OS's cuz Android and iOS already have most of the market share so there is just no point anymore. Anythibg besides those two big monsters are going to fail.
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 3:58 PM 2
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The one advantage this has over both of those is that Firefox os is COMPLETELY free. The play store is 10 bucks a pop.
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 4:01 PM 1
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What are you talking about "$10 a pop"? There are a lot of free apps in the Play Store. As of right now, Firefox OS is "a totally open and free mobile OS", but we'll see how long that lasts if and when it gets adopted by multiple manufacturers.
posted on Jul 20, 2012, 12:53 AM 1
WRONG. The same could have been said about Android and look how it turned out. If a new OS has something good to offer, bring it on.
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 8:08 PM 3
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Android was refreshing because it was the only real competition to iOS, even WP7 was welcome for the Windows fans but this doesn't fit in anywhere. it'll be hard for anything to. the smarter thing to do is to just make an Android Skin and be done with it.
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 8:41 PM 1
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Are you saying people shouldn't have a choice besides IOS and more specifically judging by your avatar, Android? Like it or not, not everyone likes Android and there are more to OS's than just the big 2, WP8/BB10 if BB is still around/MeeGo/Tizen and Firefox OS, with Amazon as a potential contender to challenge Google with it's own mobile OS. The more choice the better and so people aren't just restricted to IOS and your favourite platform, Android. The only thing we need are more OEMs and more Apps for each ecosystem, something that WP8 has that the others don't, although Nokia/BB did fine back in their day. IMO, there should be no less than 3 mobile platforms and at the very least, 4. My preference would be either MeeGo or Tizen as the 4th and 5th Mobile OS.
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 4:17 PM 6
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Bck when this was first announced (here:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Mozilla-building-an-open-source-OS-for-smartphones-and-tablets_id20642), there was pretty much a feeling there was no room for this. And now, over a year later, I see even less space for it in the mobile jungle: -There are the 2 big 300Lbs gorillas to take on(Android and Apple). -There is the aging Lion, with a strong Pride and deep food reserves trying to get back in shape (BlackBerry). -There is the young Wolf Pack, nipping at everyone's heels and trying to find some new hunting ground (WP). -There is the Jackal, everyone is laughing at, but when set free may find a place to eat some meet left over (open sourced WebOS). -There is a new animal, sighted and fascinating, a different breed of Tiger that may be strong in certain ranges (MeeGo). -And rumors of a Yeti, though only a couple of pictures lend truth to it's existence (Tizen). Where does this DoDo Bird fit in exactly? I would support at least 5, maybe 6 of those before this....
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 5:24 PM 6
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Spinning and Winning? that's two of my favorite things!
SPIN FOR YOUR KING! SPIN!
posted on Jul 19, 2012, 5:40 PM 1
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