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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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

HTML 5 apps take a lot more processing power to do the same thing as a native app.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-m8K4QOYms

Even the JS gurus are warning you not to be slack with modern JS engines.

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cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

S40 uses Java ME. Point is that more then the technology/language the complexity and richness of the apps are what makes the differences. If FirefoxOS likes to compete on low end, and I mean real low end, then it needs to run on $20 devices and offer a similar or better experience and ecosystem then S40.

According to reports Kit Kat, Android 4.4, goes even future down. Harder competition nears.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I agree, and I don't think it will happen at the moment with pure web apps.

I have the browsers on my desktop can take 100s of mbs of ram, I know it isn't the same as on a mobile ... but I think it is telling about the reality of html 5 applications.

In summary:

On desktop: yes
On mobile: not yet

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