Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 01:05 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "It's no secret that Mozilla has been working on a mobile OS. Previously codenamed Boot2Gecko, the project focused on a purely HTML5 based system that worked in many ways like current mobile devices. As the project grew into Mozilla OS, the company has laid out a partnership with ZTE that will have real world devices in certain markets early next year. Testing for this OS had previously consisted of a compiled ROM that would be flashed over a handful of Android devices. Now, Mozilla has moved into full fledged product evaluation mode with their own custom developer phone." Looks decent - and a better solution for testers and developers than custom ROMs.
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RE: Comment by stabbyjones
by WorknMan on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 07:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by stabbyjones"
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As soon as they're for sale I'm buying one. I'll keep my galaxy nexus but Mozilla has really hit the nail on the head with Firefox os and i can't wait to use a phone developed specifically for the os.

Just curious... what does this OS do that Android currently doesn't? Will they have maps/gps apps built-in?

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RE[2]: Comment by stabbyjones
by stabbyjones on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 10:31 in reply to "RE: Comment by stabbyjones"
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It's not about features vs other platforms. What I'm really excited about is that Mozilla keeps this as open as possible.

I don't expect it to be better than android which is why I'm keeping my android. But i feel similar to how i felt when i dropped Windows. You'll miss something when you change platforms but at some point, you just have to jump.

Hopefully there are more replicant phones on the horizon or at least more aosp devices to keep me using android in the mean time.

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RE[3]: Comment by stabbyjones
by NuxRo on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 10:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by stabbyjones"
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I agree, it has a certain feeling to it.

I want one!

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