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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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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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Even on the desktop, it is horrible sometimes.

Case in point, PDF.js makes my work i7 fully busy across all cores, while with Acrobat the system behaves as if it was idle!

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