Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Feb 2013 22:42 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Firefox OS could actually be wildly successful, no matter how underwhelming the actual phones may be. And that's because - at least for now - you're not the customer; your carrier is." I'm extremely disappointed by Firefox OS so far. There's nothing wrong with the low-end hardware we've seen during MWC, but there is something wrong with low-end hardware that can't even properly run its operating system. To make matters worse, carriers are the boss here. Terrible first impression.
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Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

Tell me about it.

webOS fans are not going to like my Palm article :/.

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bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Actually I'd say this is a symptom of a MUCH uglier disease which is thus: The ONLY reason we are seeing HTML V5 pushed is because of Cupertino using their muscle and frankly its just not ready yet.

Apple did NOT pick HTML V5 out of the goodness of their hearts, they did it to kill the market for Flash games. But HTML V5 isn't ready, it can't even do a third of what Flash did and what it does do it does poorly because its just not RTM quality yet. take ANY video, any res, and put HTML V5 VS Flash at the same resolution, HTML V5 H.264 will suck up cycles and memory like a drunk hitting a free mini-bar, its just awful.

So the bigger problem is how to fix HTML V5 without Apple ramming it down our throats before its ready. As Moz is finding out you have to have seriously beefy hardware just to get the stupid thing to run and with "thin and light" being the order of the day if everything goes to HTML V5 i hope everyone likes battery life measured in minutes because it ain't gonna be pretty.

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