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Where can I buy a phone in the US?

There is no information on the website about finding a phone for a person living in the US. The US is not even in the drop down list and I went to Best Buy and a few oth… (read more)

There is no information on the website about finding a phone for a person living in the US. The US is not even in the drop down list and I went to Best Buy and a few other places asking when it might be available and they said they hadn't heard anything. If I can't buy it in the US can I import one and put it on a US plan?

Asked by chisuml 5 years ago

Answered by Andrew 5 years ago

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Why doesn't Mozilla provide official builds for phones?

I've got an Alcatel OneTouch Fire with a 2.5 3rd party build I found on the Internet. It's really bad. Everytime I switch from an app to the main screen, the app icons an… (read more)

I've got an Alcatel OneTouch Fire with a 2.5 3rd party build I found on the Internet. It's really bad.

Everytime I switch from an app to the main screen, the app icons and text take almost 10 seconds to load. Browsing the web while listening to music causes the music to stutter, as if the CPU was hogged.

Those were the findings after less than 5 minutes of usage.

Before this update, I used a 2.4 3rd party build which worked much better, but also had lots of bugs (e.g. the next music on the playlist would most of the time not play, but sometimes it would just fine).

The only official build for this phone is a vendor build of Firefox OS 1.4 or something.

I'm wondering, why is Mozilla following the Google / Android path of upgrade hell and planned obsolescence? It's not like this device isn't powerful enough, I'm pretty sure it's just a bad build, because 2.4 works mostly fine.

What I expected from Mozilla was a website where I would select my phone model and would receive official instructions as to what I can do to keep it in top shape.

I understand that devices may require special builds and there are too many devices out there, but isn't there a way to make an abstraction layer of sorts that would allow Mozilla to focus on a few builds of similar phones? I'm pretty sure that's possible.

I know you're hard at work at lots of things, but you're letting users down. I expected to have much more freedom with my phone. I expected to be able to edit a couple JavaScript files and change Gaia and other apps without a hassle, but apparently I need gigabytes worth of source codes and toolchains.

I'm pretty sure none of this is necessary. What went wrong? I thought Firefox's fat toolchain were there due to a decade of legacy, but it's starting to look like this is just Mozilla's culture. Maybe you're not as technically competent as I thought. This is a very sad realization to me. I know you have smart people on board, but something must be wrong with your team. You should incorporate some more Unix culture. Well, a lot more.

Asked by n2liquid 5 years ago

Answered by Ilphrin 5 years ago

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Why won't Gmail allow me to make a phone call anymore?

I have been making free long distance calls or a couple of years, but can no longer do that. I'm told to install a plugin, but it doesn't allow me to do that either. … (read more)

I have been making free long distance calls or a couple of years, but can no longer do that. I'm told to install a plugin, but it doesn't allow me to do that either.

Asked by cactusflower 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Firefox OS for tablet test?

Hi, I have listened, that You are testing Firefox OS on tablets. I am interested in new possibilities in mobile devices. I want to ask you: Could I test it on my tabl… (read more)

Hi, I have listened, that You are testing Firefox OS on tablets. I am interested in new possibilities in mobile devices. I want to ask you: Could I test it on my tablet pipo w2f? I have looked and it has similar parameters as tested device. Thank you for the quick answer


PS: Sorry for my bad English, I am from Czech Republic

Asked by motylekmaletadlo 5 years ago

Answered by Seburo 5 years ago