Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 22:25 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

Whether or not the Open fits your needs, one thing is clear: Mozilla needs more capable hardware to demonstrate Firefox OS' potential. The Open is good for someone whose alternative would be a basic flip phone, but the camera quality, connectivity, display and performance don't do full justice to the software.

A promising start, but clearly better hardware is needed. I'm really hoping Firefox OS gets a fair shot.

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RE: Don't care much for it
by Kroc on Fri 4th Oct 2013 07:30 UTC in reply to "Don't care much for it"
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They have the Unreal engine running in JS BTW: http://www.unrealengine.com/html5/

At this point in time, JS that's compiled down to byte-code, with type-hints, is the same as Java / Android. Is android not "native" enough either?

What you're complaining about is UI. If it looks like a browser, smells like a browser, then it's just not native enough, right?

You are aware that just about anything native can be compiled into JS? -- Including an MP4 decoder that can play HD video.

Here's MESS, all 300 machines worth of emulation, running in HTML5: http://jsmess.textfiles.com/

Firefox OS has the interesting benefit of an HTML5 interface, but also the ability to run "native" code (with some conversion).

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