Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Dec 2013 00:05 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

We just discovered an issue in both 1.0.0.5 and 1.0.1.10 today which causes update of the store token required for accessing store repositories to fail. A fix for that has been pushed a few minutes ago: The update to version 1.0.1.12 you might be seeing on your device soon contains exactly this one fix to keep store access working.

My Jolla arrived this morning, and I've been playing with it all day. It is by far the most exciting device and operating system I've used in a long, long time. When it arrived, the first update to the operating system was already waiting for me to be installed - and only a few hours later, another update is hitting the device. They have promised another large bugfix and stability update before the end of the year, with updates with new features arriving early next year.

These men and women know what they're doing. They're not overselling, and they keep their promises. A very promising start.

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Other open platforms
by Lennie on Tue 17th Dec 2013 10:09 UTC
Lennie
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2007-09-22

As I didn't see an annoucement on OSNews, I thought I would mention it here, FirefoxOS also had it's third release:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox_OS/Releases/1.2
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/os/notes/1.2/

There release schedule is every 12 weeks.

I'm glad these open platforms are now available on real hardware.

I heared Ubuntu Phone also had a deal with a hardware manufacturer.

Interesting times. :-)

So the one left behind is Tizen ? No release yet and some news about possible Samsung and Mozilla collaboration ?:

http://firefoxosguide.com/firefox-os/samsung-seeking-help-mozilla-s...

Edited 2013-12-17 10:14 UTC

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RE: Other open platforms - can't wait
by jabbotts on Tue 17th Dec 2013 17:04 in reply to "Other open platforms"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Debian for my general purpose machines
Debian fork Kali for infosec specialized machines
Debian 2nd fork Security Onion for monitoring machines

For the company that can deliver a tablet/mobile phone running Debian or a very close Debian fork, I got a nice big phat available amount waiting on the credit card. I'd even go Ubuntu if it proves out as a general purpose Linux distribution under the tablet/phone GUI interface.

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RE: Other open platforms
by thulfram on Tue 17th Dec 2013 17:40 in reply to "Other open platforms"
thulfram Member since:
2013-10-11

Yes, Firefox OS is moving very fast. I think they now have phones in 13 countries, and a large base of open-source advocates.

Ubuntu says they have a hardware vendor, but no one knows who or where.

It looks like Sailfish uses QT-type programming, but their Wikipedia page list HTML5 but without details. If they do HTML5 apps, I'm interested. So far, the only 100% HTML5 app phone is Firefox OS.

Tizen sort of has HTML5 but their development environment seems a little complicated. That article about collaborating with Mozilla hasn't had much followup. The two cultures of Samsung and Mozilla don't seem like they would get along well.

One of the things I like about Firefox is their development environment. Write your app in HTML5 in Firefox, use the plug-in emulator to test it, use the emulator to load it on to the phone. Opposite end of the universe from MASM.

Tom, you can buy an unlocked Firefox OS phone for $79 on eBay (or at least I did). It's a developer phone, but it works, makes calls, plays music, games, surfs the web, etc.

And lastly, the Firefox OS has a very vibrant multi-cultural community. HTML5 opens the door to all kinds of people, allowing a new flood of creativity.

Okay, I'm a fffanboy!

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RE[2]: Other open platforms
by Morgan on Tue 17th Dec 2013 17:47 in reply to "RE: Other open platforms"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Nope, you're not a fanboy until you start making outrageously false claims that it somehow mops the floor with the competition, butters your bread, discovers new star systems, etc.

I love the concept of Firefox OS, and it's on the table as a future long-term solution since it runs on phones compatible with my chosen network. I'm trying to ramp down my tech purchases though; after all I still have an N900 if I want to play around with an open phone. Wait, now there's a cool idea: FFOS on an N900!

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RE[2]: Other open platforms
by Lennie on Tue 17th Dec 2013 17:48 in reply to "RE: Other open platforms"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I think the official list is:

FirefoxOS: html5 apps only
Sailfish: HTML5-apps, Android apps, and QT-apps
Ubuntu: HTML5-apps, QT-apps (GTK-apps ?)
Tizen: Enlightment-apps, HTML5-apps and source-compatibility for Bada-apps

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RE[2]: Other open platforms
by moondevil on Tue 17th Dec 2013 18:05 in reply to "RE: Other open platforms"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

My phone already runs Firefox and Chrome, no need for another phone.

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