Firefox OS First Impressions
I’ve spent the past couple of weeks using the ZTE Open, which runs the fledgling Firefox OS, as my main phone. The phone came with version 1.0.1 installed, so not long after I got it I built an Ubuntu VM and flashed my phone to run 1.3. The improvements were noticeable immediately; the screen was far zippier, the keyboard was better laid out, and I was able to use push notifications. The ZTE Open really is an entry level phone, and I’ve read plenty of negative reviews w/r/t it’s specs, but for £60 I think it’s pretty good. Don’t get me wrong, it can’t handle multi-tasking very well, and sometimes apps take a little too long to open, but for what it is, it’s good.