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Lupine Feb 2, 2017 08:28 PM

Firefox OS project terminated, layoffs ensue
 
Mozilla is giving up on Firefox OS, laying of 50 people working on the project. Originally started to introduce a new open source smartphone platform, in 2015 Mozilla abandoned Firefox OS smartphones and shifted focus to smart TVs and other connected devices.

Source: cnet.com

Babel-17 Feb 2, 2017 11:25 PM

Chrome has won
 
Chrome has won the battle on those platforms, for now.

P.S. It's nice having rage3d doing its news updates again!

bittermann Feb 3, 2017 08:21 AM

They were way, way, way to late to the party on this.

Sazar Feb 3, 2017 09:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lupine (Post 1337947904)
Mozilla is giving up on Firefox OS, laying of 50 people working on the project. Originally started to introduce a new open source smartphone platform, in 2015 Mozilla abandoned Firefox OS smartphones and shifted focus to smart TVs and other connected devices.

Source: cnet.com

Good concept, poor traction unfortunately :(

SubCog Feb 4, 2017 11:40 PM

Mozilla seems to be a bit of a mess the last several years anyway, with no clear business direction or meaningful contributions. They need to figure out where they belong, or else we'll continue to hear similar stories of them cancelling or scaling down projects.

nullbyte Jun 14, 2017 02:42 PM

They were up against capitalism
 
The existing market is there making money and all they care about is the money. In comes Mozilla with a superior OS, because lets face it besides the abundance of apps Android is a rotten locked down turd with buggy slow core, but all the cellphone makers are already making huge dollars off android so not a single vendor would install this on their phone or give it a chance.

It all comes down to a decision the cellphone makers had: install this OS or this one.

It seems Google is even offering makers money, bonuses and ad revenue to use their OS so its a definite no. No one is going to touch a third party app with that kind of deal in place with Google.

It doesnt make it right. It is a flaw in capitalism that promotes monopolies and bad crappy products like Android.

daPhoenix Jun 18, 2017 12:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nullbyte (Post 1337994277)
so not a single vendor would install this on their phone or give it a chance.

So what's Tizen? Sailfish?

Quote:

Originally Posted by nullbyte (Post 1337994277)
It doesnt make it right. It is a flaw in capitalism that promotes monopolies and bad crappy products like Android.

Like Microsoft Windows?

FirefoxOS didn't make it because it was ****ING SLOW.

nullbyte Apr 21, 2018 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daPhoenix (Post 1337995335)
So what's Tizen? Sailfish?


Like Microsoft Windows?

FirefoxOS didn't make it because it was ****ING SLOW.

Tizen is Samsung created OS for Samsung devices to replace android. The whole point around having their own OS was more or less integrating Samsung replacements for Google services to take money from google and attempt to give to Samsung.

Yeah MS Windows is definitely pathetic and it has went down hill over the years. Windows 8 and 10 both suck.

Your claim is Firefox OS was slow. Did you try a galaxy s7 edge with android? Now that is slow. It lags about so much going from screen to screen and typing lags etc. You end up waiting ten seconds or a minute to navigate around in that piece of ****.

Oddly they fixed the speed of the device in the galaxy note 8 and galaxy s9. Android now is hundreds of times faster on the user interface and app load times. Could of even been hardware tweaks. if this is true the hardware had some limits fixed Firefox if slow would be faster as well.


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