Mozilla and partners launch first Firefox OS smartphone

By Jos
Jul 1, 2013
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  1. Up until now Firefox OS devices have only been available to developers and in limited quantities. But starting tomorrow people in Spain will be able to get the ZTE Open through Telefónica, for just for 69 euros (about $90) or...

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  2. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Guru Posts: 802   +87

    Looks cool. It's not the Seabird, but it's a start.
  3. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Maniac Posts: 1,401   +238

    A new OS with [unimpressive] features we already have. Not impressed... at all.
  4. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,479   +258

    Dual core 1ghz smartphones are very cheap now. I know they are going for the cheapest phones on the market, but we already have a lot of china quality android ones.
    they need to work a lot more if they want a piece of the pie.
  5. Wow. Sometimes the race has started so long ago, it doesn't even make sense to compete. Firefox apps? lol. If the OS is as bloatey as the browser, no thanks. Android PAWNS this market.
  6. Mortalife

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  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 7,242   +961

    Cheap Android phones are great, why do we need this?
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 8,204   +2,257


    Because it comes with the new Firefox logo. ;P
    Jad Chaar likes this.
  9. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 7,242   +961

    They are both open source, so I cannot find any reason why anyone would buy this over Android xD.
  10. havok585

    havok585 TS Enthusiast Posts: 108   +19

    Yea, but u see, mozilla doesnt send your data back through their servers where NSA can peek all day long, that's google for u.
    avoidz likes this.
  11. Nobina

    Nobina TS Addict Posts: 662   +176

    To me it looks unappealing. Plus, I don't have any problems with Android since it is easy to use, very customizable, has tons of unique launchers and skins, apps and so on...
  12. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 5,580   +1,515

    Oh I don't know... I wouldn't mind taking it for a spin. Maybe this will make smartphones even cheaper... Always a good thing.
    Darkshadoe likes this.
  13. Sunny87

    Sunny87 TS Enthusiast Posts: 120   +11

    The OS is reminiscent of the past touch screen phones we've already had from LG act.

    The only thing impressive about this is how powerful HTML5 is by building an OS with it I'm quite impressed but I'm not surprised considering how versatile it is with very little effort.
  14. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +112

    I don't use 3/4th of the apps I have on my phone, so if they would keep the bloatware at a minimum, I might consider picking this phone up.
  15. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 8,204   +2,257

    You know if they did decide to cut bloat, it would be the 1/4 that you actually use. lol
    Darkshadoe likes this.
  16. Indeed, great answer.
  17. pmshah

    pmshah TS Rookie Posts: 91

    For one it does not have memory hof YouTube !
  18. pmshah

    pmshah TS Rookie Posts: 91

    The photo displays the ZTE logo. I have been using ZTE networking components ( Modems, routers) for well over 5 years. My ISP (BSNL) which is the largest telephony service provider in the country uses ZTE products at exchange level. While D-Link and Belkin products simply and literally fell apart ( mainly antennas and power supplies) aprt from going dead, ZTE products are going strong without even slightest glitch. These are working in 24/7 environment. So I would not compare them with other Chinese range of Android phones, at least not from the build point of view. So yes there is very definitely a need for low cost good quality products.

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