Firefox OS is here!!!!

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Giuly, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Giuly macrumors 68040

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  2. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    I have a feeling it will be popular in emerging markets.
     
  3. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    Okay I'll bite: Why would I want to?
     
  4. Giuly thread starter macrumors 68040

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    You live in South America, India, China or anywhere in Africa where they have cellular technology and aren't too fond of low-end Android or Nokia Asha.
     
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    that looks like a giant 3" screen :p

    ...there literally looks like more bezel than screen
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd say like the ubuntu OS, this is too little too late. I don't see this gaining traction especially when established players like Blackberry and MS are struggling.
     
  7. Giuly, Oct 24, 2013
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    It's a $100 off-contract smartphone, not an iPhone nor even a low-end Lumia competitor. For Sprint (who will carry Firefox OS phones), it will be the king of Sprint As You Go, though.
     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    agreed. It would take something extremely revolutionary with a big marketing budget to enter the smartphone world.
     
  9. mclld macrumors 68000

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    lolwhat
     
  10. skratch77 macrumors 65816

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    In what way is this even remotely a competitor to the gs4?
     
  11. chagla macrumors 6502a

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    ubuntu touch is a desktop os running on phone. i believe a stable version has been released for Google Nexus 3, 4, and 7. so it's more capable than android/ios/wp etc.

    firefox os will be interesting. i almost bought a zte phone for $70 but hardware was very low end.
     
  12. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    People are so excited for "adaptive" technology, but they're freaked out at the NSA spying on them. What is wrong with this society?

    Yes, I agree, this is dead in the water. Even in emerging markets.
     
  13. typeadam macrumors regular

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    I think it looks very cool. :cool:
    If these were still the days of Windows Mobile 6.1, Blackberry, and Palm OS, I would jump on it myself.
    But in the current iPhone/Android era, the only chance this *might* have is in China, India, etc., but that's about it...
     
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    That is like saying, "I would buy a VCR....if it was 15 years ago." haha
     
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    Am I the only one that thinks the os looks extremely dated?
     
  17. Prototypical macrumors 6502

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    That's kind of a bold statement, isn't it? Or did I miss the sarcasm?
     
  18. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    It looks like all the feature phones of now, that is for sure.
     
  19. typeadam macrumors regular

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    You mean like previous versions of iOS but with round icons or like any other Android version but with round icons? ;)
     
  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I don't see this doing well.
     
  21. DeathTheKid macrumors member

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    Try Firefox OS Today

    If you want to try Firefox OS, there is an emulator, that is an add-on for Firefox. I think it is ~50MB. Pretty much you launch the simulator from your Firefox browser. Here is the link.
     
  22. Giuly, Oct 24, 2013
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    Giuly thread starter macrumors 68040

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    If you don't see this doing well, look around what kind of new-in-the-box phone $115 off-contract will buy you. If you find something other than five year old Android 2.3 phones or the Nokia Asha 501, then I must've missed something.

    And there are lots of people on this planet who A) use a prepaid phone and B) have a phone budget around $100.
     
  23. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Okay but that still doesn't explain how this is a competitor to the GS4 .... Maybe a feature phone competitor but the GS4? Really?

    You sure you don't work for Mozilla?

    Yes, but those people aren't in the market for a GS4 anyway, so how is this competition?
     
  24. skratch77 macrumors 65816

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    The nexus 4 is a quad core power house the will blow the doors off this pos phone and cost 199 brand new and unlocked right from the Google playstore

    You also get a 720p HD display
     

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