Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Dec 2013 00:05 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

We just discovered an issue in both 1.0.0.5 and 1.0.1.10 today which causes update of the store token required for accessing store repositories to fail. A fix for that has been pushed a few minutes ago: The update to version 1.0.1.12 you might be seeing on your device soon contains exactly this one fix to keep store access working.

My Jolla arrived this morning, and I've been playing with it all day. It is by far the most exciting device and operating system I've used in a long, long time. When it arrived, the first update to the operating system was already waiting for me to be installed - and only a few hours later, another update is hitting the device. They have promised another large bugfix and stability update before the end of the year, with updates with new features arriving early next year.

These men and women know what they're doing. They're not overselling, and they keep their promises. A very promising start.

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RE: Other open platforms
by thulfram on Tue 17th Dec 2013 17:40 UTC in reply to "Other open platforms"
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Yes, Firefox OS is moving very fast. I think they now have phones in 13 countries, and a large base of open-source advocates.

Ubuntu says they have a hardware vendor, but no one knows who or where.

It looks like Sailfish uses QT-type programming, but their Wikipedia page list HTML5 but without details. If they do HTML5 apps, I'm interested. So far, the only 100% HTML5 app phone is Firefox OS.

Tizen sort of has HTML5 but their development environment seems a little complicated. That article about collaborating with Mozilla hasn't had much followup. The two cultures of Samsung and Mozilla don't seem like they would get along well.

One of the things I like about Firefox is their development environment. Write your app in HTML5 in Firefox, use the plug-in emulator to test it, use the emulator to load it on to the phone. Opposite end of the universe from MASM.

Tom, you can buy an unlocked Firefox OS phone for $79 on eBay (or at least I did). It's a developer phone, but it works, makes calls, plays music, games, surfs the web, etc.

And lastly, the Firefox OS has a very vibrant multi-cultural community. HTML5 opens the door to all kinds of people, allowing a new flood of creativity.

Okay, I'm a fffanboy!

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