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The Unbelievable Thing Firefox Is Doing Now

Back in 1992, IBM launched the operating system (which had started as a joint venture with Microsoft) because it was conceivable that IBM could in fact build an operating system to take on Windows. Today, the OS wars may be over, but we're seeing history repeat itself on mobile devices.

Today, the first Firefox OS phones went on sale in Spain. The new mobile operating system is brought to you by Mozilla, the makers of the popular open source web browser of the same name.

https://www.openforum.com/articles/the-unbelievable-thing-fi...



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ChristianAnarchist's picture

Will I be able to install the

Will I be able to install the Firefox OS on my own phone?

Beware the cult of "government"...

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Awesome.

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Cyril's picture

Architecture draft

Here's the draft of the architecture:

http://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Firefox_OS/P...

A Linux kernel, unsurprisingly; an interesting "Gonk" for the HAL.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

OK. I want one.

gimmegimmegimme

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

They've already been on sale

They've already been on sale via eBay: http://stores.ebay.com/ZTE-Mobile-US

80 bucks. Make sure the handset operates on the same radio frequency as the carrier you plan to use. It probably does, but when I looked into it I couldn't get 3G speeds for T-Mobile in my area.

ok i haven't had a cell phone in 10 years

haven't wanted one.

I've always wanted an open-source phone. This is a big step.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

Requested feature : total encryption

Track the trackers
Watch the watchers
report gov tyranny

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Artist: Don Henley
Album: Inside Job
Song: Workin' It

Open source technology ecology information will undo corporatism

Yup, it will!!!

Just watch!!!!!

Séamusín

More competition is better.

More competition is better.

One of the charactaristics of

One of the charactaristics of a free market

Cyril's picture

Indeed, always.

Indeed, always.

Let's see where that takes us.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius