The Firefox mobile operating system is one of the youngest out there. The ZTE Open is one of the first devices to be marketed from the official Firefox website. It is meant to basically showcase the OS and be sold to emerging markets. Today, we look at the OS and compare it to Blackberry, Android and iOS.
There are 3 current generation phones that run the Firefox mobile OS. You have the ZTE Open, LG Fireweb, and Alcatel One Touch Fire. All of these devices have 3.5 to 4.0 inch screens and 320 x 480 pixels for the resolution. You mainly just have a single core processor and around 512 MB of storage. All phones have a 3 MP rear facing camera to snap some pics.
You will need to invest in an SD Card to take advantage of video, camera, music and other core functions. There really isn’t enough internal memory to devote to media. Instead, default memory is allocated just to the simple apps that are available.
Firefox OS has a fairly young app market with standards such as Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud and Line. There are a few thousand, but no support for paid apps.
In the videos below, we show you the total ecosystem and core functionality of of the operating system. We are not really looking at the hardware, but how everything gels together. You can get a sense on how Blackberry 10, iOS 7, Android 4.0 and Firefox Mobile OS compare against each other.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.