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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An other datapoint.

In the other comment I mentioned:

"Webapps running on Android need 2 frameworks running on the phone at the same time: Android and webruntime. FirefoxOS only needs 1 to run webapps."

Did you know more memory in your smartphone means less battery life ? (and running 2 frameworks means using more memory obviously)

Let's recap how a basic computer (thus also smartphone) draws power:
- networking
- memory
- storage
- screen

When your phone is idle it goes to a sleep mode.

What is sleep mode ? I think it's basically suspend to RAM, right ?

So the CPU is idle, storage is idle and screen is blanked. On the networking side, your phone is sending and/or receiving keep alives from the cell tower.

But memory is still going: refresh, refresh, refresh, refresh.

If it wouldn't do that, the content would be lost.

So if your smartphone has less memory onboard, it will use less energy.

Maybe things have improved:

Edited 2013-10-04 10:19 UTC

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