[GLLUG] Firefox OS

Leo lists at boywithwings.co.uk
Tue Nov 18 20:53:03 UTC 2014

Yeh, I would really like to upgrade to the Flame. The stable release is
still 1.3, so hopefully ZTE will be pretty snappy about updating to the
next version.

I actually upgraded to the Open C from a feature phone, after not having
a smart phone for years, and I'm really liking it. Its fast and
responsive, on a pretty modest phone and does almost everything I need
it to do. I think the bugs will keep getting ironed out as the project

The only things I'm missing are copy and paste (which will come in the
next stable version) and a few key apps (a usable native IRC and
ownCloud clients especially). All in all, really impressed.

Any criticism from the iphone wielding fraternity can easily be silenced
with "so, how are you enjoying the latest U2 album?"


On 18/11/2014 20:33, Matthew Copperwaite wrote:
> On 18 November 2014 20:22, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com
> <mailto:alan at popey.com>> wrote:
>     On 18 November 2014 20:20, Leo <lists at boywithwings.co.uk
>     <mailto:lists at boywithwings.co.uk>> wrote:
>     > Is anyone here using Firefox OS? I've been using the ZTE Open C
>     with version
>     > 1.3 for a few months now with only minor annoyances (it was only £40).
>     > I'm curious as to others experiances...
> I have been enjoying the Firefox OS experience until my Keon's battery
> died. Last I used was 1.2. Updates were regular and always brought in
> new features. Not been able to use it as my main phone though.
> I think it's reasonable to say that geeks are not really the target
> audience for Firefox OS. It gives you a good smart phone experience on
> something that might have otherwise been a feature phone experience. So
> if you're looking for something simple and non-taxing, for example, a
> majority of the time doing phone calls and text with some data usage I
> think it would work out a great phone. If you want it to do more it is
> certainly capable, I know members of this community who use it every
> day, but I see it as still rough around the edges for day-to-day use
> compared to existing offerings.
> Matt
>     >
>     I have a ZTE Open whch I was given and found it to be an interesting
>     device to use. I recently got a Firefox Flame which is way more
>     usable. I switched to 2.x nightly builds which results in some
>     breakage here and there (expected) but it's certainly more usable.
>     There's some questionable design decisions in FFOS 2.x which I'm not
>     sure I'd get used to, but it works.
>     Cheers,
>     Al.
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