Firefox OS

Jan 25, 2013
1 minute read.
firefoxos mobile

I was impressed by the demo videos and blog posts about Firefox OS and decided to try it on my phone Nexus S. Searched for Nexus S ROM and found one here. (TODO: Try building latest version of Firefox OS)

Installation went smooth, followed the documentation from here.

Booting is superfast and Unicode rendering is awesome, adding new fonts also easy. I just used adb (Android Debugger) to push the font from my system.

I took screenshots using ADB and ffmpeg.

./adb pull /dev/graphics/fb0
ffmpeg -vframes 1 -f rawvideo -pix_fmt rgb32 -s 480x800 -i fb0 ~/firefoxos_screenshots/s1.png

Lock screen Twitter app

Lock screen and Twitter app

Kannada in browser Camera

Kannada in browser and Camera in action

Kannada in Twitter app Keyboard

Kannada in Twitter app(Special case text using Zero Width Joiner) and Keyboard

Apps Marketplace

Apps and Marketplace

Dailer Outgoing call

Dailer and Outgoing call screen

Alt Tab Alt Tab

When home button is long pressed

Settings Notification slider

Settings and notification slider

Power Button

When power button long pressed

Used it for a day and changed it back to Cynogenmod since it was not yet ready for day to day use.

Hoping to learn more about Firefox OS in Firefox OS App Days.

About Aravinda Vishwanathapura

Co-Founder & CTO at Kadalu Technologies, Creator of Sanka, Creator of Chitra, GlusterFS core team member, Maintainer of Kadalu Storage
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