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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by _xmv on Thu 28th Feb 2013 09:26 UTC
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I used Firefox OS on one of the underpowered devices and on faster devices.
I also used Android on both.

On the underpowered device, Firefox OS is noticeably faster for many operations than Android, in particular, web browsing.

On fast devices, Firefox OS and Android look very similar in execution speed.

Another thing: Firefox OS applications also work in Android. You can install them via Nightly. That's pretty cool.

Personally, all I'd be waiting for is actually good apps.

I have been using Grooveshark html5 app which is excellent (and has no non-HTML counterpart that is as good), but there are still many other apps missing.

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RE: speed
by Dryhte on Thu 28th Feb 2013 10:04 in reply to "speed"
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Would you say that the basics are already there? (calling, texting, calendar and phonebook sync)

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RE[2]: speed
by jacquouille on Thu 28th Feb 2013 13:46 in reply to "RE: speed"
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Apps covering basic needs like calling, texting, camera and picture gallery, are all provided by the Gaia project and shipped on the phone so you never have to download them.

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