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Mozilla Cellphones Operating Systems

Firefox OS 1.3 Arrives: Dual SIM Support, Continuous Autofocus, Graphics Boost 68

Posted by Soulskill
from the onward-and-upward dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Mozilla today released Firefox OS version 1.3 to its partners for implementing in their smartphones. There are many new features for both users and developers, and the first phone to feature them is the ZTE Open C, which is available for sale as of today on eBay. First and foremost, Firefox OS users can expect dual-SIM dual-standby (DSDS) support, which gives you two lines on compatible phones, a popular feature in emerging markets. DSDS lets dual-SIM devices individually manage two different SIMs for calling, texting, or data through the 'SIM Manager' interface."
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Firefox OS 1.3 Arrives: Dual SIM Support, Continuous Autofocus, Graphics Boost

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  • Re:Dual SIm's Why? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by FatAlb3rt (533682) on Friday May 09, 2014 @03:58PM (#46962573) Homepage
    company phone & personal phone?
  • by dos1 (2950945) on Friday May 09, 2014 @05:42PM (#46963275)

    Why not? I'm doing that on my Openmoko Neo Freerunner for past 6 years. Same on Nokia N900, OpenPhoenux GTA04 and soon Neo900.

    If you choose to buy crippled, locked-down phones, then you're the only one to blame.

  • Why Firefox OS? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by jez9999 (618189) on Friday May 09, 2014 @06:04PM (#46963413) Homepage Journal

    I know this seems like a rather basic question, but why did Mozilla decide to create B2G? I mean, "everything is a web app"? So fucking what, does that give every app some more intrinsic value because it has "web" in the title?

    The way I see it, they've taken valuable resources away from supporting useful projects like a standalong mail client (Thunderbird) and internet suite (SeaMonkey) and pissed them away developing Yet Another Mobile OS. I'm probably going to go for an Android phone for my next phone. Why would I go with Firefox OS? It's less mature, and I see nothing about its fundamental nature that makes it better than Android.

    More "open"? Look at who wrote most of it's specs - it's Mozilla and Google. At the end of the day, if Mozilla stop supporting it, you're screwed. Just like if Google stop supporting Android, you're screwed. Why B2G ever got off the drawing board is a mystery.

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