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How about Firefox OS ?

  1. Lazy Lazy
    Eclair Dec 17, 2013

    Lazy Lazy , Dec 17, 2013 :
    Hi guys,

    I think from a marketing perspective, if you can dual-boot to Firefox OS, you'll get a lot of attention from tech media. Mozilla also commands a powerful audience, so they can help promote the phone as well..

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  2. Paul
    Gingerbread Dec 17, 2013

    Paul , Dec 17, 2013 :
    @Lazy Lazy :Nah, the need to accelerate atleast 5 years ahead, to be usable. And the dev pace seems to be slow, also the dev ecosystem need to also go with them.
     

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  3. Lazy Lazy
    Eclair Dec 17, 2013

    Lazy Lazy , Dec 17, 2013 :
    @Paul , You are right. But just look at the system requirements. It can probably run *as an app* in an Android environment.

    My suggestion was only for marketing purposes ... ppl need something to get excited about :)
     

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  4. JJ_Top
    Cupcake Dec 17, 2013

    JJ_Top , Dec 17, 2013 :
    Firefox can't run on the 8974 chip, only the "lower" spec Qualcomm chipsets.
     

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  5. Lazy Lazy
    Eclair Dec 17, 2013

    Lazy Lazy , Dec 17, 2013 :
    @JJ_Top My guess would be that it should only be a matter of preparing a new build. Are there any specific technical limitations ?
     

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  6. Paul
    Gingerbread Dec 17, 2013


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  7. orfeo34
    Cupcake Dec 17, 2013

    orfeo34 , Dec 17, 2013 :
    Unfortunately they'll use Android CyanogenMod. The "perfect" phone OS for convenient geek users.
     

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  8. rdx
    Cupcake Dec 17, 2013


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  9. JJ_Top
    Cupcake Dec 23, 2013

    JJ_Top , Dec 23, 2013 :
    As Geeksphone are going with the Intel Atom Z2560 processor there isn't much incentive for Qualcomm to support it on current hardware. While the HLOS is mostly SOC agnostic you do need an OS specific firmware build from Qualcomm for it it work properly.
     

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  10. Michael
    Froyo Dec 24, 2013

    Michael , Dec 24, 2013 :
    As front-end developer I'd say that Firefox web-browser sometimes act so weird and buggy. I'm afraid to use OS based on that.
     

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  11. devon28
    Jelly Bean May 18, 2014

    devon28 , May 18, 2014 :
    Firefox 1.3 is terrible. Not for this phone, but for a $100 or less one. I'm looking forward to Firefox 2.0 though.
     

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  12. 7eguitar
    Honeycomb May 18, 2014


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  13. Tom Gray
    Jelly Bean May 18, 2014

  14. omega52
    Honeycomb May 18, 2014

    omega52 , May 18, 2014 :
    ive tried it don't really like it feels like color os but cheaper. Ubuntu os seems like the only cool one but last time i tried it is was SUPER buggy.
     

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  15. 7eguitar
    Honeycomb May 18, 2014

    7eguitar , May 18, 2014 :
    Same feelings here.
     

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  16. alexg678
    Donut May 18, 2014

    alexg678 , May 18, 2014 :
    When 2.0 comes out I'll most definitely give it a run on my OPO. Maybe just to test it out and mess around unless its amazing. I have some high hopes for Firefox.
     

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  17. devon28
    Jelly Bean May 18, 2014

    devon28 , May 18, 2014 :
    As of now though... Baby steps... :p
     

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  18. alexg678
    Donut May 18, 2014

    alexg678 , May 18, 2014 :
    Well said @devon28 it's easy to let my imagination run free and be in a perfect tech world :p
     

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  19. fksgs2
    Gingerbread May 18, 2014


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  20. devon28
    Jelly Bean May 18, 2014

    devon28 , May 18, 2014 :
    What if Firefox OS becomes incredibly awesome this time next year? (Hypothetical, Possible, Doubt it, Probably not...)
     

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