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      Mozila Firefox Mobile OS

      Mozilla Firefox OS developer phones revealed to take on Android

      Today the folks at Mozilla have finally removed the wrapping paper off a few of their developer phones running the new Firefox OS. The plan here being these mid-range at best developer friendly phones called “Geeksphone” will be the starting point for developers to start coding for the new mobile OS. Loving Android, as well as watching thecompetition, we figured a quick post to show you what’s brewing was in order.

      The Firefox mobile OS has been in development for some time, although many probably aren’t too familiar with it. It’s based on the underlying Linux kernel modified for Android, so we share a few traits. They’ve been coding away in their dark caves and today are ready to finally let eager developers switch from Android for a moment and try coding on Mozilla’s Firefox. Don’t be gone for too long though guys, we love you here at Android Community.
      Mozilla’s new mobile OS – at least for now – isn’t aimed at taking over Android or iOS. Instead they want an easy and intuitive operating system that will work wonders with budget friendly entry-level handsets. Both of their developer phones today are average at best, but remember they are only developer phones and the first of better things to come.
      The “Peak” phone runs with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor at 1.2 GHz, 512MB RAM, 4GB ROM, gets a 4.3-inch qHD display and an 8 megapixel camera with flash. Not too shabby but certainly not top tier for today’s standards. Then you’ll get WiFi N, Bluetooth, GPS, sensors and micro-SD support as expected. Then their “Keon” phone is more of a cheap unit for the poor college coder. It has a single core 1.0 GHz Snapdragon S1, 512MB of RAM, and only a 3.5-inch display and a 3 megapixel camera.

      These phones fit in perfectly with Mozilla’s ambitions to dominate the entry-level market, if they can get the project up and running and to the state which we all expect our phones to be at. Coding can take place at Firefox OS App Days, or with the OS Simulator. These phones will begin shipping to developers in February although we have no pricing at this time. Learn more about Firefox OS here. Does our beloved green Android need to worry, or is it too early to tell?




      Source : Mozilla Firefox OS developer phones revealed to take on Android | Android Chief

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      Ubuntu Touch looks much more promising than this for me. Firefox Os looks sluggish on the first generation retail devices.

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      I really wonder how much successful this Firefox OS for mobile would be considering the harrowing experience I am going through with its desktop version.

      As far as desktop version is concerned, the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox is sucking big time nowadays !!!
      I am currently in 21.0 version
      1. ad block plugin doesn't work
      2. IDM cc integration is not supporting
      3. though running on latest java version, firefox always deactivating Java (reason given: vulnerable)
      4. many more

      I suggest to stay with Firefox 18.0 or 19.0 which have less issues.
      Yet at end of the day I want to use Firefox rather than crome
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      Quote Originally Posted by elixirS View Post
      I suggest to stay with Firefox 18.0 or 19.0 which have less issues.
      How to revert back to older versions?
      Current 22.0 has become too-too slow for me and giving me many other problems like you mentioned.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Jack Sparrow View Post
      How to revert back to older versions?
      Ha ha ... This is the funny part !!
      At one moment even I thought, by making changes to installation directories we could revert back to older ver.
      But no, you have to take pains of searching & downloading the older version/ searching the older version from your Hard drive
      You need to:
      1. uninstall the current one
      2. download that particular version you want
      3. install the same

      no other options ...
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      I am not terribly excited about Mozilla. Prime reason being the less then satisfactory experience with their browser and this

      http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/27/40...the-mobile-web

      Ubantu touch & Sailfish looks much more innovative as compared to firefox. Hope Cannonical would be able to convince a reputed manufacturer to get on board. Seem unlikely at present though.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Jack Sparrow View Post
      I was thinking about the browser... Thankfully its the OS.

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