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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RE[2]: Other open platforms
by Lennie on Tue 17th Dec 2013 17:48 UTC 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[3]: Other open platforms
by moondevil on Tue 17th Dec 2013 18:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Other open platforms"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

And the winner is.....

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RE[4]: Other open platforms
by Lennie on Tue 17th Dec 2013 18:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Other open platforms"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Well: HTML5 runs on all platforms and the proprietary platforms too. Including laptop and desktop.

So it could still be the winner.

Firefox OS phones are cheap and work pretty well. And needs less memory because it only needs to run one runtime.

I don't think there is a real high-end FirefoxOS phone yet though.

So maybe FirefoxOS ? Or at least HTML5-apps for many applications.

Is there an anything missing from a FirefoxOS-phone which it couldn't support ?

Anyway the goal of FirefoxOS, like the Firefox browser is to promote the use of webtechnologies. It does not exist to win the platform or browser wars. Just for the open web platform to win to platform wars.

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