Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Feb 2013 22:42 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Firefox OS could actually be wildly successful, no matter how underwhelming the actual phones may be. And that's because - at least for now - you're not the customer; your carrier is." I'm extremely disappointed by Firefox OS so far. There's nothing wrong with the low-end hardware we've seen during MWC, but there is something wrong with low-end hardware that can't even properly run its operating system. To make matters worse, carriers are the boss here. Terrible first impression.
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by kragil on Wed 27th Feb 2013 23:13 UTC
kragil
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The Alcatel one seems very alpha, but the ZTE and Geeksphone ones look OK for the price:
http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/24/zte-open-hands-on/

These things are build to be maximum cheap, 256mb RAM, single core, 512MB storage + SDcard, no patent payments to Apple or Microsoft AFAICS etc

And if Mozilla keeps its promise you will be able to buy apps from anywhere and the phones can be rooted. So no lockin and carriers become dumb pipes.

Does not sound too bad to me (I won't buy one though)

Edited 2013-02-27 23:15 UTC

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