Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Dec 2014 18:21 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

Firefox OS is coming to Japan and doing it in style.

Announced at a KDDI press event in Tokyo today, the Fx0 is a striking 4.7-inch smartphone with a transparent shell and a home button decorated with the golden Firefox logo embracing the Earth. It runs the latest version of Mozilla's web-centric mobile OS and was designed by noted Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka, whose previous collaboration with KDDI produced a phone worthy of making it into the Museum of Modern Art's collection. With the Fx0, Yoshioka has worked around the familiar outlines of LG's G3 design (LG is the silent partner producing the device) and adapted them to a smaller size while producing a delightful aesthetic in the process. Like a watch with a window showing its internal mechanism, this phone's exposed electronics are a subtle reminder of its technical sophistication - plus, that Firefox home button is just plain cool.

It's different, surely, but.... No. Just no.

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Fantasy Fone
by ricegf on Wed 24th Dec 2014 12:21 UTC
ricegf
Member since:
2007-04-25

The phone that I really want is the phone that can run Android, Firefox OS, Ubuntu Touch, and Jolla Sailfish simultaneously in separate VMs - or at least via multi-boot.

Yeah, battery life would be impressively short, but I'm rarely away from the power grid for long anyway, and my current phone has more raw computing power than the desktop on which I first ran Windows 98 and (Mandrake) Linux.

We should no longer feel constrained to stick with a one-OS-per-mobile-device mentality.

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RE: Fantasy Fone
by Kochise on Wed 24th Dec 2014 12:35 in reply to "Fantasy Fone"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

We should no longer feel constrained to stick with a one-OS-per-mobile-device mentality.

Dude, that's a serious real-life problem that need all our attention...

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RE[2]: Fantasy Fone
by ricegf on Wed 24th Dec 2014 12:36 in reply to "RE: Fantasy Fone"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

You came here looking for serious, real-life problems?

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RE: Fantasy Fone
by kwan_e on Wed 24th Dec 2014 13:30 in reply to "Fantasy Fone"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Not fantasy enough. Needs more unicorn farts.

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