Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Jul 2013 23:07 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Mozilla today announced that the regional launches of Firefox OS smartphones will begin soon. Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica will release the first Firefox OS devices, the ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Fire and the ZTE Open, soon. Individual partners will announce specifics about launches in each market soon." Lots of soons in there.
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RE[5]: I think it's exciting
by Kivada on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 05:19 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I think it's exciting"
Kivada
Member since:
2010-07-07

If a 256MB Firefox OS phone runs just as terribly as a 512MB Android phone then there is no difference. Run better with less, or run better with the same. Don't run the same with less, because then you're only saving money. You're still frustrating users.


It means that due to the rate of technological progress that the Firefox phone will have that 512mb of ram at or lower then the price point of the 512mb android phone that is using a long EOL'd version of Android that will never receive updates of any kind and will also be incompatible with most newer software even if the hardware can handle it.

I wouldn't be surprised if Mozilla aren't more strict about allowing phones to keep their OS up to date then everyone else.

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RE[6]: I think it's exciting
by Nelson on Thu 4th Jul 2013 03:54 in reply to "RE[5]: I think it's exciting"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Not entirely sure I follow this logic, but the end result is probably the same one I stated above. It saves Mozilla money, but customers are not spared the headache when their phone still runs like garbage.

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