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  • Mozilla: 18 Carriers Join Firefox OS Bandwagon

    Phoronix: Mozilla: 18 Carriers Join Firefox OS Bandwagon

    Ahead of Mobile World Congress getting underway tomorrow in Barcelona, Mozilla has announced that they've got 18 mobile carriers so far backing their Firefox OS project...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMxMTM

  • #2
    It's shameful that carriers use an open system to gain more control on the user. They're the ones that are going to bill you for everything you do/buy with your phone.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by newwen View Post
      It's shameful that carriers use an open system to gain more control on the user. They're the ones that are going to bill you for everything you do/buy with your phone.

      Given how this phone works I don't see how they could close up the phone.

      This is the OS I've been waiting for. They do need to improve the performance though.

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      • #4
        Isn't Firefx OS for feature and dumpphones?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by newwen View Post
          It's shameful that carriers use an open system to gain more control on the user. They're the ones that are going to bill you for everything you do/buy with your phone.
          Not quite sure what you're getting at here... if you use data in excess of your data plan, or you're roaming, then sure, they'll bill you for that. What phone you happen to use has no effect on this.

          If you're buying software or products via your phone, then unless you're insane, you'll be connecting to the vendor with an encrypted connection, hence your carrier DOESN'T EVEN KNOW you're making a purchase.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by plonoma View Post
            Isn't Firefx OS for feature and dumpphones?
            Firefoxos is ANDROID with mozilla's branding.... for smartphones only.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
              Firefoxos is ANDROID with mozilla's branding.... for smartphones only.
              Really? On what do you base this assessment?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dee. View Post
                Really? On what do you base this assessment?
                He's wrong. As simple as that.
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox_OS

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                • #9
                  Firefox OS uses Android's base

                  Firefox OS uses the Android Linux kernel since drivers exist for it. There's no Dalvik, Java, or Android app.
                  The simplified OS helps for openness, for running on low-spec phones, and for updates & security.

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                  • #10
                    Great news but for the fact that Firefox OS is not a smartphone OS and because it will force customers to stay allways connected. Great.

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