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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RE: ? mistaken ?
by Neolander on Thu 28th Feb 2013 06:21 UTC in reply to "? mistaken ?"
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These things are build to be maximum cheap, 256mb RAM, single core, 512MB storage + SDcard, no patent payments to Apple or Microsoft AFAICS etc

If it uses an SD card, it is already in a patent minefield, since complying with the SD standard apparently requires using the FAT32 and exFAT filesystems.

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RE[2]: ? mistaken ?
by Lobotomik on Thu 28th Feb 2013 08:50 in reply to "RE: ? mistaken ?"
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The FAT32 patent was gutted, and exfat is not necessary, in fact almost no devices support it yet (that's why you generally see the 32GB size limit).

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RE[2]: ? mistaken ?
by pashar on Thu 28th Feb 2013 13:07 in reply to "RE: ? mistaken ?"
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SD itself is a patented technology. Of course, FAT32/exFAT add additional costs.

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