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Foxconn Hiring 3K Extra Workers for Firefox OS Dev

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  • Foxconn
  • Mozilla
  • Firefox
  • Smartphones
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June 25, 2013 8:16:48 AM

Please no. This industry can't handle more dumbed down operating systems and apps. Computing has fallen so far in just a few years. It's the DARK AGES right now.
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June 25, 2013 8:33:43 AM

Um... Blackberry? That's an alternative to iOS and Android. And hey, it's already available, super stable, and feature rich! I like my Bold 9900 with OS7. The *only* thing I don't like is the slow shutter speed on the camera, that has more to do with me being too cheap to buy a real camera than it does a smart phone not performing like a real camera. :) 

Anyhow, I don't see Firefox OS and Ubuntu phones doing any better than WebOS or Windows phones. WebOS was better than Symbian, yet Symbian and Blackberry ruled until iOS won the mind share. Then Android stole the show, but Symbian, Blackberry, and iOS are all still out there on millions of devices. Sadly, Windows Mobile/7/8 has always been a joke.
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June 25, 2013 8:45:07 AM

Good Luck. I'd like to see Ubuntu take off, but I know it doesn't have snowballs chance. I can't help but associate Foxcon with cheap hardware.
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June 25, 2013 9:24:34 AM

1991ATServerTower said:
Um... Blackberry? That's an alternative to iOS and Android. And hey, it's already available, super stable, and feature rich! I like my Bold 9900 with OS7. The *only* thing I don't like is the slow shutter speed on the camera, that has more to do with me being too cheap to buy a real camera than it does a smart phone not performing like a real camera. :) 

Anyhow, I don't see Firefox OS and Ubuntu phones doing any better than WebOS or Windows phones. WebOS was better than Symbian, yet Symbian and Blackberry ruled until iOS won the mind share. Then Android stole the show, but Symbian, Blackberry, and iOS are all still out there on millions of devices. Sadly, Windows Mobile/7/8 has always been a joke.


I really like the Blackberry Z10. I'm thinking of getting that for my next phone.
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June 25, 2013 10:18:32 AM

The issue isn't whether the new OS is going to be feature-rich...if they want to steal market share away from Android and iOS, they will need to make software development from either one of those platforms seamless, and then offer the developers good reasons why they would want to develop for their OS.

Then, they will need to not only be as feature-rich as the competition, but they have to offer innovation beyond that. Right now, iOS is not nearly as feature-rich as Android, but the path to entry with an iOS device is very shallow to gain most, if not all of the features offered by the phone, while with Android, the experience can vary depending on the manufacturer and carrier. For the tech-savvy, Android offers a fulfilling experience, yet can be frustrating, again, based on the manufacturer or carrier. Th iPhone, on the other hand, can be very limiting unless you are able to jailbreak your phone. Adn then you have to deal with the consequences of doing that.
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June 25, 2013 11:07:14 AM

I'm definitely curious about this project. I'm not sure if the world needs another platform that isn't compatible with any other platform. (Read: Virtually every operating system regardless of gaming console, smartphone, tablet, personal computer)

I've heard Android is tricky to code for, I don't code so I can't verify that personally. If this operating system provides similar flexibility with easier development, I think that could be a strength. It's open source too! Kinda makes me want to give replicant a try.
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June 25, 2013 5:24:20 PM

Windows 8 phones are sensational but Windows 8 desktop OS is a steaming pile of sh*t.

If Microsoft can make Win 8 into something remotely coherent they may eventually be competition for iOS and Android
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June 25, 2013 5:24:20 PM

Windows 8 phones are sensational but Windows 8 desktop OS is a steaming pile of sh*t.

If Microsoft can make Win 8 into something remotely coherent they may eventually be competition for iOS and Android
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June 25, 2013 5:29:24 PM

Windows 8 phones are sensational but Windows 8 desktop OS is a steaming pile of sh*t.

If Microsoft can make Win 8 into something remotely coherent they may eventually be competition for iOS and Android
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October 4, 2013 5:43:24 PM

Just do a simple Google search of “Firefox Phone” and the result speaks for itself. Firefox is known for its outstanding browser, clean UI, browsing performance, and has a large numbers of developers creating thousands of Firefox plugins and now we are about to experience one of Firefox’s greatest development the Firefox Phone.. Take advantage of this domain (FirefoxPhone.com) for reviews, app market, sales, storefront or marketing and promotions. This is a great investment; don’t let this opportunity get away.

https://auctions.godaddy.com/trpItemListing.aspx?&miid=...
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