Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Sep 2012 02:09 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Mozilla & Gecko clones "The smartphones going into the world's next two billion pairs of hands may not belong to either Google or Apple, but to Mozilla. The Mozilla Foundation, which oversees open source software projects like the Firefox Web browser, expects to release a mobile operating system for smartphones early next year. Its target market is Latin America, then the rest of the developing world, where smartphones from Apple and Google are still too expensive for most people." Let's hope so, because at the rate things are currently going, we'll end up with like 90% Android, 9% iOS, and 1% other stuff. Who wants that?
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by some1 on Sat 8th Sep 2012 15:00 UTC in reply to "..."
some1
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2010-10-05

Why do you think battery life will be any better?

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by Hiev on Sat 8th Sep 2012 15:23 in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Nothing, I'm just explaining the reason I'm switching my phone, and, if the battery life of Firefox OS is bad, then, I'll go for a Nokia (no Windows Phone), where the battery is better.

And honestly, I'm very tempted to go for a $15 dollars phone, cause I'm sick of smart phones battery life in general.

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by zima on Sat 15th Sep 2012 22:17 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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2005-07-06

You might also grab some S40 phone for example - with Opera Mini, or j2me apps in general, S40 phones give some smartphone characteristics for occasions when that might be needed (actually, Nokia S40 is really more of a smartphone than iPhone in its first year, if we would try to follow anything resembling a rigorous definition) - but still generally great battery life & sturdy.

And lower-end S40 models not that much more expensive than $15 (many of the cheaper models are top handsets in http://www.opera.com/smw/archive/ country stats in 2012/07, 06, 2011/11)

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