Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 22:25 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

Whether or not the Open fits your needs, one thing is clear: Mozilla needs more capable hardware to demonstrate Firefox OS' potential. The Open is good for someone whose alternative would be a basic flip phone, but the camera quality, connectivity, display and performance don't do full justice to the software.

A promising start, but clearly better hardware is needed. I'm really hoping Firefox OS gets a fair shot.

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got one this week
by bnolsen on Fri 4th Oct 2013 01:43 UTC
bnolsen
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I just got one of those phones 2 days ago. I bought it for my wife with a lycamobile contract as an emergency type phone. Mostly I'm pleased with it as a phone for doing basic things. But I do consider this phone to be sort of a featurephone/smartphone crossover.

My work phone is a galaxy s4, most everything related to phone and contact management, etc is comparable between the two. The biggest complaint I have (which is probably more like a bug) is that notification down swipe is way too sensitive to any slight horizontal deviation, and downswiping down the middle results in hitting the "home" button, cancelling the notification.

As a smartphone, the small screen and poor screen resolution really do hurt this phone. There just isn't enough resolution to try to do much smart-phonish with it. I looked through the list of available applications and nothing really jumped out at me so far.

Edited 2013-10-04 01:43 UTC

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